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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Birthday Star


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!


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


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.

Anonymous 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

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!


Helene Siermans said...

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