Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Chevron Birthday

I have a class coming up and wanted to do birthday cards.  I think this card will fit the bill for a masculine card.  For inspiration I used the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #122 and the Seize the Birthday - Chevrons.  Read on for the recipe.

I chose Smoky Slate card stock for the base (love that color).  A piece of Pool Party card stock was embossed with the Big Shot and the Chevron Embossing Folder and attached to the card front.  On a piece of Whisper White card stock I stamped two of the images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Pool Party and Smoky Slate inksIsland Indigo card stock was used to mat each of the long edges.  The sentiment from the Delightful
Dozen stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and Smoky Slate Embossing Powder.  I matted it with Island Indigo card stock.  On two corners I used Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon to give it a frame-like look.  My intention was to do all four corners but the ribbon seemed to overpower the image.  So on the other corners I added Island Indigo Candy Dots in Candy Dots Brad Holders.  This whole layer was added using Glue Dots and Dimensionals.  Thanks for coming by.  I hope you had a great weekend.  It's starting to snow here again in the Hudson Valley.  Oh well, it is winter.  Stay warm.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen (w-#122650/c-#122652); Gorgeous Grunge (w-#130514/c-#130517)
Ink:  Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (#126986); Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad (#131179); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (#100730); Smoky Slate (#131202); Pool Party (#122924); Island Indigo (#122923)
Tools:  big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749)
The Finishing Touches:  Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon (#131151); Regals Candy Dots (#130932); Candy Dots Brad Bases (#132293); Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder (#129396); Stampin' Dimensionals #104430); Glue Dots (#103683)


Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous the chevrons & the grunge stamping. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Jen Timko said...

I love how you flipped the sketch and those ribbon corners are wonderful! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Karren said...

This is a wonderful masculine birthday card, Patti. Love how you've used Gorgeous Grunge! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Francis A. said...

What a lovely card. I like the texture from the embossed chevron.

Bonnie said...

This is a great idea for a masculine birthday card! I'm sure your class will love it!