Hi All, sorry I’ve been absent. The holidays were hectic around here. I had 24 wonderful people here for Thanksgiving dinner. I think we could have had another 24 just to eat up all the desserts. Whew. I spent all last week getting everything ready and the weekend recuperating. I did have a chance to go to my stamping area on Sat and Sunday so I have some things to share.
Today, however is a birthday card I made for one of the guys who works for me in my day job. I made a commitment to make a birthday card for all 17 of my associates, 15 of which are men. When you add in a husband, father, 3 brothers and two sons-in-law, I’ve had a lot of practice in getting masculine cards made this year. Today’s card is for George. George is from Georgia but has been transplanted up here to Ohio for many years. I couldn’t resist making him a card that would hopefully remind him of his Southern roots by including a tiny bit of a paper made bandanna. It also fit nicely with the MoJo Monday sketch came out today.
About the card
1. To make the bandanna look I used one of the flowers from the Best of Flowers #133342 and Flowering Flourishes #126367 on Coastal Cabana stamped in black stazon. I used my white chalk marker to outline all the elements in faux white stitching to give it the bandanna look. What do you think?
2. The Happy Birthday Sentiment – purchased as a single stamp – was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I wanted the words to be crisp black on the white cardstock.
3. When I was laying it all out it appeared a little bottom heavy. Even in the sketch it can feel that way. To counterbalance that I place three little rhinestones up in the top left corner. Yup, that helped.
I hope you all had a great Turkey day and enjoyed family and friends. Later this week I’ll share some of my home decor and how Stampin Up products came to my rescue.
What I used
Stamps: Flowering Flourish, Best of Flowers, Happy Birthday Single stamp, Ink: Black Stazon and Versamark, Paper: Coastal Cabana, Coastal Cabana DSP stack, Basic Black, Whisper White, Accessories: black embossing powder, white chalk marker, black ribbon – not SU, rhinestones, dimensionals, chalk talk framelits