I was on Pinterest the other day and saw this awesome card created by Amy Koenders. Thank you Amy for sharing your card with everyone. I love how you can use it for anyone, male or female.
To make this card you will need the following products:
Soft Suede Cardstock #115318
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Early Espresso Cardtock #119686
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
- cut at 3" x 3"
Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
- cut at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
- cut at 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
The easiest way for me to explain how I made this card is to go layer by layer. We are going to start with the bottom layer made with the crumb cake cardstock. I used the biggest leaf in the Vintage Leaves stamp set for all the background stamping.
- Crumb Cake layer: use Sahara Sand ink and stamp off first before stamping on the cardstock
- Soft Suede layer: use the Cable Knit embossing folder
- Crumb Cake (top) layer: Soft Suede ink and stamp off first before stamping on the cardstock. Stamp the Happy Birthday with the Soft Suede ink full strength.
- Very Vanilla inside: Sahara Sand ink stamp full strength and then stamp again turning slightly without inking your stamp again. This will give you a shadow look. I did this on the bottom right hand corner.
Stamping off means you ink up your stamp and stamp on a scrap piece of paper first. Then stamp on your project without reinking your stamp. This will give you a lighter image on your project.
I used a sponge and Soft Suede ink to sponge around the edges of the the Crumb Cake pieces. This softens it up and gives it an antique look.
I adhered everything with Snail Adhesive except for the two top layers and there I used Stampin Dimensionals.
I personally think this would make a great masculine card for fall birthdays or actually you could do it for any time of the year.
Today is hump day!!! We are half way through our week! Have a wonderful day today!
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