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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Birthday Star

Hello!

Today's card was made at the request of my lovely DH for a friend of his.  It had to be simple (CAS) and it HAD to be manly with none of the embellishments that I normally use on a card.  ACK!!  CAS?  Me???  So here is the result.  Simple, manly colors, no frills or fuss, though I did sneak in some texture in the form of both dry and heat embossing, plus a popped up layered die cut.  I mean, come on.


I like the combination of blue and dark gray metallic papers (does it look brown in the photo?).  I embossed the patterned layer and then lightly sponged black ink over the dots to give it a bit of added dimension.  It's simple, but DH was very happy with it.  I'm still tempted to go in and add something to it, though I won't.  Not even a brad, or a grommet or a button.  Or twine.  Or....but he said no, it has to go through the mail perfectly flat.  <sigh>


I followed a sketch from StampNation .




Thank you so much for joining me today.  Now I'm going to go back to my craft room and make a card that's positively dripping with embellishments.  Because that's what makes this gal happy.

Happy crafting!






 Supplies:


Stamp: Fiskars Make-A-Wish Quotes
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Marina Mist (SU); Sweet Nectar (K&Co.); metallic gray scraps
Extras: Dies: Stars Stax (Dienamics); MS border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot ef, black ep.



Challenges entered:


ALOTA#100 - Romantic Movie Title (A Star is Born)
Love to Create #51 - Celebrate
CI Paint Inspired By - Anything Goes


9 comments:

Michaela said...

Beautiful simple design,Shea and it looks brilliant! Keep away from embellishments, it does not need anything else (LOL).
Michaela xx

Kristie Goulet said...

This is a PERFECT masculine CAS card! It does look brown in the photo and it looks good in brown too. :) Great job! I love it!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Shea. I love the colours and the whole design looks fabulous.
Sue

miji1116 said...

Perfect GUY card, Shea!

DIANA L. said...

Your card, I just love all the colors your design
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Ha ha The DREADED MAN CARD! You did great!

Donna Ellis said...

A great CAS card, and perfect for giving to a masculine recipient! Shea, you did a great job on this with such short notice!

Marie said...

Nice design!

Thanks for playing with us @ Alota Rubber Stamps!

Hugs
Marie

Helene Siermans said...

This is awesome! Like the colour scheme and you have done a great CAS card