Monday, September 26, 2011

Manly Fall Birthday


Hi Stampers! 

I needed to create a more masculine Fall Birthday card and the FM25 Sketch It Square and Manly Friday MashUp Challenge was a perfect one to motivate me to do so!  If you have the time and haven’t visited with them yet this week, they have some great ideas for masculine cards using this 
sketch:-) 

Since I had my embossing gun out for a previous card, I decided to use heat embossing on this card as well along with the colors from the previous Splitcoast CC339 Challenge(Always So Crazed)- love this combination for fall cards! 


To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ and emboss a piece of Always Artichoke with the Herringbone and Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders (I embossed two separate pieces).  Layer onto So Saffon cardstock and adhere the satin ribbon to hide the pieced edge.

Use the Big Shot™ with the 3 ½” Circle Originals™ Die to cut a circle from Very Vanilla cardstock.  De-static the cardstock with the Embossing Buddy® , stamp the deer image and leaves from the tree around the edge of the circle with Versamark™ ink, apply the Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Powder and emboss with the Heat Tool. 

Follow the same steps as above for the individual larger leaves from French Foliage.  Carefully cut around the embossing and adhere to the edge of the stamped circle image.  Attach the brad and mount the focal image onto the card front.

Adhere the sentiment (I kept this simple so it would not compete with the embossed image) and layer the entire card front onto Cajun Craze and again onto So Saffron.

Stamp Sets:  Nature Silhouettes, French Foliage, Sincere Salutations
 Ink: Versamark™, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Herringbone and Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, 3 ½” Circle Originals™ Die, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss®  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Antique Brad, 2 ½’ Circle Punch, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful week stamping and creating!  

5 comments:

Lisa said...

This card is just stunning! You used one of my favorite stamp sets and the embossing is the perfect accent to everything and yep, perfect colors too! Wonderful masculine card!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Kasey said...

Hi Julie, great to see you playing along with us this week at the Friday Mashup.

You're becoming a very welcome regular, I love seeing what you've created. This week is no exception, your card is fabulous. Lots of lovely detail and I adore that sparkly leaf.
Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

RitaR said...

What a winning masculine design .... love all the embossing (both kinds) and the beautiful leaves.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

This is Great Julie, love what you did with the sketch. and perfect for a male birthday.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Mashup this week.
Cindy GD

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh wow, awesome card Julie, love the embossing the the beautiful leaves. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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