Sunday, September 21, 2014

Another Amazing Birthday, PP214 & CTS93

Hi there, Stampers! It's Sunday, and that means it's time for another challenge from The Paper Players! This week the wonderful Jaydee is hostess, and she has chosen a Clean and Simple Masculine Birthday Card for our challenge. I have soooo many birthdays coming up in the next two months, so this worked out perfectly for me.

My BIL's Birthday is in just five days, so I'm popping this baby right in the mail tomorrow! I tried to stay true to the CAS aspect of this challenge and keep plenty of white space. No tools required either, just stamps, paper, ink and couple of minimal embellishments.

I chose the layout from CASE this Sketch for my card. I tried to place my sentiment panel slightly askew to mimic the sketch, but the Libra in me would have none of it! Is there anyone else out there who has trouble with askew?

The focal panel was stamped three times, once in Espresso, then again with Hello Honey and Marina Mist onto scraps. Snip, snip, it is done!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Amazing Birthday, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Marina Mist
Accessories: Natural Trim, Linen Thread

Check out the challenge and the samples by the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players by clicking here!

Inky hugs!


Andrea W said...

Very cool! I love the texture at the bottom of your focal panel and the grunge splatters adds just the right detail. Fantastic masculine card!

Yapha Mason said...

What a fun birthday card, Sandy! I love who you cut out and popped up parts of it.

laurie said...

This set is one of the best from the catty, I think anyway. It makes such sharp looking cards, and stamps so well. I love the colors you chose and the splats behind..awesome! Perfect for a guy!

Kim Ryden said...

Love this card!!!

LeAnne said...

LOOOOOOOVE this! Might have to CASE it...that sketch is awesome too!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I love this stamp! One of my favorites! The trim and twine look fabulous together! FABULOUS card! XX

Nance Leedy said...

LOL, I'm not a Libra but I have a real hard time with angles too! Love that you stayed true to your design sense with this sketch--you really rocked it. Great colors and I love the bit of texture from the natural ribbon & thread. A fabulous guy card!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a perfect masculine card! Great take on the sketch!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is perfect. I love how you even incorporated a little bow and it still rocks as a masculine card. the twine and burlap add fabulous texture. I hope your BIL loved his card - I know I do

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Great masculine card! I have resisted buying this set as we are getting it free at European Convention in a couple of weeks time, but I have found it hard - cards like this make me want it now!!

donna mikasa said...

Love your take on the sketch with a masculine theme!
Thanks for linking this up to CASE this Sketch!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a great job you did with this card! Love it!