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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman

Good morning!
I make all the birthday cards for my co-workers. I don't mind and it gives me a place to re-home the cards I make for challenges or for fun. However most of the time when I make cards they are done so with specific people in mind. 

I made this card for a male co-worker who will be celebrating later this month.

I have had this die cut index card in my stash for quite some time and I thought this was a perfect layout to use it on. The blue colored paper is actually a left over from a piece I made a while back using glossy card stock and re-inkers and the strip running across the card was created by inking up the embossing folder and running through my Big Kick.

This card is based on this sketch #225 from The Shabby Tea Room.

Card stock, ink - Stampin Up!
Sentiment - Inkahootz!
Wood grain embossing folder - The Paper Studio
Embroidery Floss - Stash
Wood buttons - Stash
Pop dots
Aleen's Paper Glaze

Sizzix Big Kick
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper



JMC Creates said...

Simple & stylish well done. Jacqui DT Sister Act

~ginny said...

Really nice take on that sketch Cara! Love the wood grain and the buttons... Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #75 - ATG / No Twist
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Shirley said...

Your card is really lovely, Cara! I like the texture of the wood grain and the leftover BG too! The buttons are perfect the way you added them. A wonderful card that will be treasured!

Cathy said...

Great masculine card Cara, love the look of your inky panel, the colours look awesome, Cathy x

Di said...

Hi Cara!
What a fab card for a chap - the woodgrain is perfect too! So glad you came back to play :)

Hugs, Di xx

Pia S said...

The blue inked paper looks fantastic, it's peaceful somehow, and very cool at the same time. A lovely clean design.

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Great male card. That woodgrain you made looks fabulous!
Perfect with the buttons. Great take on the sketch.

Sarn said...

Lovely composition and great card. xxx