Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday John

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday.  Coming up with guy cards is always a challenge but this stamp set is an old faithful.  I used three challenges for this card:  Rubber Redneck STAMPede Challenge #8, Perfect Sentiments Challenge #15 and Color Roundup 
Challenge #60.  The Perfect Sentiments challenge was to do a birthday card with the emboss resist technique.  As you can see, I turned the sketch 90 degrees mainly to use the image I wanted.

I started by stamping the image from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then heat embossed the clouds from the Up, Up and Away stamp set the same way.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the trees, Night of Navy ink over the clouds
for the sky and Old Olive ink over the ground area.  When the ink was dry, I rubbed a paper towel over the embossed areas to remove any ink residue.  I than matted the image with Night of Navy card stock.  The sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set was heat embossed with Night of Navy craft ink and clear embossing powder on a piece of Crumb Cake designer paper.  I added circles punched from the 1/2" Circle punch to the bottom of the sentiment layer and attached it beneath the image.  I added Old Olive and Night of Navy brads on each side of the sentiment, attached this whole layer to a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and then added everything to the card base of Old Olive card stock.  I have attempted the emboss resist technique a couple of times but was never happy with the outcome.  This turned out okay but I will keep trying it until I'm super happy with the result.  I hope my brother-in-law likes the card (and that he got it in time).  Thanks again for your visit.  Enjoy what's left of the weekend.  Have some creative fun today.

Stampin' Up Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree (#115026); Up, Up & Away (w-#122755/c-#122757); Happiest Birthday Wishes (w-#122675/c-#122617)
Ink:  Old Olive Ink Pad (#102277); Crumb Cake Ink Pad #121030); Night of Navy Ink Pad (#102977); VersaMark (#102283); Regals Craft Stampin' Spots (#119717)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Crumb Cake Card Stock (#120953); Night of Navy Card Stock (#100867); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (#117157)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#100005); 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches:  Brights Brads (#119740); Neutrals Brads (#119736); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130)


jan farnworth said...

love this card very nicely done with the lovely as a tree set thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Ashley said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the color combo and the embossing looks great. :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sassy said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors used with the embossing resist technique. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

WOW Patti this card is beautiful!! You did an out standing job with the sketch and color challenge!! He will love this card! Thanks so much for playing along!! You won The Rubber Redneck STAMPede badge!!

KarenC Inspired said...

Those colors really pop! Great manly card too. Thanks for playing with us @ Perfect Sentiments!

Kristin said...

Beautiful card! The colors, the technique....just perfect!

Jennipher said...

Fantastic! Incredible job with the emboss resist. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sarah Bennett said...

Fantastic birthday card! I am sure your brother in law must have loved it. So nicely done! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card. I also love that stamp set. It's an old faithful. Love your emboss resist. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Congrats Patti you won the Color Round Up too! I really do love your card! Thanks a lot for playing along!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous masculine birthday card, Patti! You did a wonderful job with the sponging!

Smiles, Laurie said...

I love the way you flipped the sketch...and I always love a great emboss...with these great trees even better! Lovely card...congrats on winning the 'roundup'!
Following you now through SU, too!