This card didn't turn out the way I had planned it in my head. So I let the colors lead me. I was on Shelli Gardner's blog and saw her challenge was to turn to the color coach and choose a combination we might not normally use on a card. When it all came together, I found I had a masculine birthday card. They are always a little more difficult to create.
I watercolored the image with an aqua painter and Stampin' Write Markers after stamping it on watercolor paper. I added some Crystal Effects to the glass to give it a little shine and dimension. The lower corner of the Bravo Burgundy layer was paper pierced with the paper-piercing tool and dimensionals were used to raise the image up from the card front. I used More Mustard as the card base and matted all the layers with the same color. More Mustard brads from the Regals brads collection added something a little extra. The happy birthday is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, my go-to stamp set when I'm looking for an appropriate sentiment. So now when I need a masculine birthday card, I have one ready to go.
Super Stamp Sets: Studio Sketches (w-#116974, c-#122222); Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Irresistible Ink: Bravo Burgundy (#105214); Jet Black StazOn; Stampin' Write Markers in Bravo Burgundy (#105109), Baja Breeze (#120965), More Mustard (#100076), Sahara Sand (#105105), Crumb Cake (#120967)
Paper Confections: More Mustard (#100946); Baja Breeze (#111352); Bravo Burgundy (#105123); Very Vanilla (#101650); Watercolor (#105019)
Terrific Tools: Aqua Painter (#103954); Paper-Piercing Tool (#116631); Color Coach (#121620)
Finish It Up: Regals Brads (#119737); Crystal Effects (#101055)
So take the chance and go out of your color comfort zone. The Color Coach can help you with so many different combinations. It's a real must have. Remember to leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing is to do with your Stampin' Up! products. You could win the blog candy here.
Have a hootin' tootin' day!