Monday, March 29, 2010

A Manly Birthday

What a crazy weekend! It's amazing how the social life of a 5 year old can be more hectic than his parents. We spent all day Saturday
running around. My birthday is tommorow so my too guys took me out to dinner to one of my favorite restaurants on Saturday (it was fabulous!) Thankfully we were able to rest a little on Sunday after one of my workshops. Since I've been make very floral cards recently I decided to work on something a little more manly for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.

This weeks creation started with a piece of Bermuda Bay Textured Cardstock (I love that SU! offered textured cardstock in 8 1/2 x 11 size this year for the In Colors but I always seem to forget about it).

My strip is lots of layers, starting with Bermuda Bay Designer Paper, Whisper White, and Soft Suede Cardstock, and finally another piece of Whisper White that I ran through the scallop edge punch (I love this new punch!) I tied a piece of Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon around the layers but flipped it so the polka dots did not show.

I used the Birthday Bliss Stamp set and stamped the greeting twice, once in Soft Suede and again in Bermuda Bay Ink. Since I wanted the greeting cut close to the edge I used my Paper Snips and cut out the oval on the Soft Suede piece and the words from the Bermuda Bay. Finally I used the dimensionals to mount the greeting and make it POP.

Nice and simple, but I love the color combination. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

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  1. I'm with the color combo. Wouldn't have thought to put the colors together...they look great!

  2. Love those colors together! Nice job incorporating a more manly theme in your card too :) Thanks for playing along this week!

  3. Oh, I just love this!!! It's simple....but it's so WOW all at the same time!!

  4. Perfect! I love how clean and simple this is, yet it's stunning in it's presentation. Excellent job.

  5. Great job Diana! Love these colors together and how CAS this looks! Happy Belated Birthday to you! Did you go to Foster's or someplace more "you"?! :)

  6. What a great guy card. Simple, Elegant and WOW!!!

  7. Wonderful masculine card! Great job with this week's sketch challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

  8. What an awesome card!! Perfect CAS card!! Thanks for playing along this week with us over at Stamping 411!!! We love seeing everyone play along!!


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