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!

Sandy





5 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/11/52-card-pickup-week-48.html

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

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

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