Good morning to you! I had a "card emergency" here this past week! At Christmas I always give away a ton of cards to family in friends in little card packs as just a little something special! Well, I must have given away EVERY birthday card I owned so this past week I had to get some birthday cards together and here's one of them! (It's also the card we did at the Strathroy club....thanks again ladies for a fun night!!!)
The base of this card is River Rock...not a colour I use very often, but I should! I used the "man" DSP that I just love to man up the card a bit. I like all the little layers on this card (again inspired by my friend Carrie Gaskin over at Artistic Avenger). I used the stamp set Patterned Party on this card. The pattern strip at the top is stamped in River Rock. The next layer is the new dry embossing folder (hearts) from the mini catalogue. Love this idea of being able to put it in the middle of my card!) Then the paper is pleated and sewn. Lastly, the strip of DSP on the bottom is torn and just offers a little "base" or "grounding" for the card.
I stamped the image in Early Espresso on the Very Vanilla layer. Then on scrap paper I stamped the balloons in Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy and River Rock. Then I cut them out and mounted them (some are popped up). The edge of the Very Vanilla layer is scalloped with the Decorative Label Punch (which of course matches the Cajun Craze Decorative Label underneath the Vanilla layer.) I sponged the layers with Early Espresso just to "man" it up a little.
For the greeting I stamped the pattern strip on the banner in River Rock and the greeting is in Cajun Craze. And that's it....a "manly" birthday card. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!