21 February 2021

Masculine Birthday Card featuring In Good Taste DSP

 Hello friends, and thanks for popping in!

This is a card I created for my uncle's 80th Birthday and boy, do I find masculine cards a challenge.  Once I knew where I was heading, it was a breeze but getting that first inkling of an idea was a struggle.
It features In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) and also the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper which I flipped to use the white side.  My sentiment is custom made using 'Happy Birthday' from Many Mates stamp set and the 8,0 and th from Family Party stamp set.

Supplies Needed: 
  • Stamp Sets: Many Mates, Family Party
  • Dies: Painted Labels
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake (card base), Early Esspresso (matte layer), Smoky Slate (sentiment)
  • DSP:  In Good Taste, Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin' Write Marker:  Early Espresso
  • Adhesives:  Dimensionals/Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tombow Multipurpose Glue
  • Tools:  Blending Brushes, Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus
How To Assemble:
  • Cut a card base in Crumb Cake with a landscape orientation.
  • Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock 5/8" smaller on two sides than your card front.
  • Cut a piece of co-ordinating DSP 3/4" smaller on two sides than your piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
  • I added a little bit of Crumb Cake Ink to the top left and bottom right of my DSP where my leaves would be to bring a little bit of the card base colour into the DSP.
  •  Adhere your cardstock and DSP together using Tombow glue and then adhere this to your card front using either Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets.
  • Take a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock measuring at least 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and using the Family Party stamp set, stamp '80th' in the centre with Early Espresso ink.
  • To stamp the Happy Birthday, I used my Stampin' Write Marker and masking the 'Birthday', I coloured the 'Happy' with the marker and stamped this above the '80th'.  I then did the opposite for stamping the 'Birthday' ie masking the 'Happy', colouring then stamping the 'Birthday'.    If you still have a stamp-a-ma-jig, you could use this to get accurate placement.  I use the same technique with a piece of quilters plastic and my Stamparatus.
  • Die cut this piece using the cornered rectangle die from the Painted Labels Dies.
  • Glue this onto one of the pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, putting the gold side down.
  • Adhere this piece down to your card front using either Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets.
  • After finishing my card, I wished I had blended a little bit of Early Espresso ink around the edges of my sentiment but I'm still happy with how it turned out.
  • I used left over pieces of Foam Adhesive Sheets that I had die cut letters from.  I always keeps those pieces to use in projects like this.  One side will still have the peel away backing and I use Tombow Glue to stick down the other side.

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx

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