Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday cards, take three!

Here is the third birthday card from a recent class I did. This one is for all those men in our life. My guy is into photography and stereo gear, but I dont have any of those themed stamps (I see a shopping trip in my near future to fill a hole in my stamps!) so I went to an old faithful that will serve me for my brothers upcoming birthday - beer!

This is a "peek-a-boo window" style card, and once you get them figured out, they are simple to do, and have that bit of a "wow" factor to them.

I started with my blue layer, and randomly stamped the beer mug in early espresso ink, then coloured it in using copics (newest addiction!). I then punched my window into the bottom right corner of my blue layer, and holding it in place, traced around the inside of the punched out window onto my vanilla card base. I then punched the tag shape from my vanilla card base. I then adhered my blue layer to my vanilla base with a square of acetate between the two layers where my punched window is. I stamped my greeting onto this using black staz-on.

I then punched a large early espresso tag, and a small blue tag, and stamped my beer mug onto the blue tag, and coloured it in again with my copics, this time adding lots of shading and white foam with a white gel pen. I positioned it behind my window, and adhered to the inside of the card.

Nice plain looking card, but still eye catching without the use of glitter or ribbon, which I have been informed by hubby is not very "manly" on guy cards. Oh well, good thing I have a daughter and two nieces!


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