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
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!