Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Hour Birthday

Greetings, Stampers! I'm still working on birthday cards, and I needed another "guy" card. I thought I'd make one with the Happy Hour stamp set, for a guy I know who enjoys his evening cocktail. This one brought me out of my comfort zone a little bit with its modern style. It was fun to make, though, and clean and simple is perfect for a masculine card.

I'm playing along with a new challenge today, the Cas(e) this Sketch challenge. Love-love-love this layout! You'll notice that I had to separate my greeting onto two lines to fit in the space provided. To do this, I masked off half the greeting at a time with tape before inking it, and used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it perfectly lined up.

For the focal image, first I stamped the glass image with More Mustard ink. Then, I went over the edges with a Basic Black Marker. The olive stamp was inked entirely with markers. The image was then cut out with a punch, and set inside the embossed Designer Frame.

I punched the corners of the inside layer to coordinate with the card base, and a simple greeting says it all. 

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy Hour
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone
Ink Pads: More Mustard, Basic Black
Markers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, 3/16" Corner, Extra Large Oval and Scallop Edge Border Punches

Inky hugs!



Darnell said...

TOTALLY nailed this one, Sandy! (Why is it I always love your drinkie cards the most??!!)

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE this modern, masculine take on the sketch! The embossed frame looks fantastic!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Patrice said...

Great card - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Chris Dring said...

Is there such a style as retro-modern? Because you so nailed it with this card! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Fab birthday card! Love the martini glass in that embossed oval :)Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!