Hello from the soggy northeast. We're getting some much needed rain but real Spring would be welcome. Today's card is based on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #247. I never have masculine birthday cards on hand so I decided to make a monochromatic clean and simple one.
I also chose to make a "normal" size rather than a square card. Seems to suit a guy much better in my mind. The card base is Sahara Sand card stock. I ran another piece of Sahara Sand through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. The ship from The Open Sea stamp set was heat embossed using VersaMark and Early Espresso embossing powder. The sentiment from the retired Something to Celebrate stamp set was also heat embossed in the same way. (I left the added edge on the image off to keep it more male oriented). The image was attached to the embossed layer. I flagged one end of a strip of Early Espresso card stock, added a piece of Natural Trim Ribbon (also flagged on one end) and added this to the embossed layer which was then added to the card front. Early Espresso Baker's Twine was threaded through one of the large Silver Buttons, tied in a knot and attached to the ribbon layer with a couple of glue dots. That's about as clean and simple as you can get but will definitely work for the next male who needs a birthday card. Thanks for coming by. Have a great weekend. I hope the sun is shining where you are.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea (w-#123030/c-#123032); Something to Celebrate (retired hostess set)
Ink: VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock: Sahara Sand (#121043); Naturals Ivory (#101849); Early Espresso (#119686)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579); Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749)
The Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder (#128980); Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287); Silver Basics Designer Buttons (#129325); Glue Dots (#103683); Early Espresso Baker's Twine (#123124)