Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Textured Birthday


Last week was my husband's birthday, and this is the card I made for him. Now I find male cards difficult to make in general, but for some reason making a card for my hubby is the hardest! Not really sure why. . . but this one did get the stamp of approval. . . . pun intended. :-)

Anyway, I used my texture plate from the Texture Plates Kit #4 to get the wood grain look. I started by inking the texture plate with Chocolate Chip ink. Then I carefully placed my 4 1/4" by 4 1/4" Close to Cocoa paper on the texture plate, placed a piece of typing paper over the top, and then ran it through the Big Shot.

Next I accessorized with Hemp Twine and a Very Vanilla Jumbo Brad. The Happy Birthday is from a now retired set called More Thoughts--I used it because it is the most masculine Happy Birthday stamp I own. :-) I used my cutter kit to distress the edges of the Very Vanilla layer and then popped it up on dimensionals.

Note:
If you don't have the Big Shot, you could also make a very similar card by using the Woodgrain Background stamp.

Stamps: More Thoughts
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Texture Plates Kit #4, Big Shot, Corner Rounder punch, Hemp Twine, 5/16" Very Vanilla Jumbo Brad, cutter kit, dimensionals

5 comments:

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

What a great techinique to use on this Texturz plate. It really makes the impression stand out. Great guy card. Aren't they always the hardest?!

Stamp/nScrap said...

Oh, so cool! A wonderful card for a guy. I have such trouble with masculine cards - great idea here!

Monika, Ronny, Kai and Jaiden said...

Allison!!! These cards are SO beautiful!!!! I wished I had known sooner! Oh well, we can still get together!
I love them all! Great job!
Monika

cindy said...

Love that Happy Birthday card. Perfect for the dude in our lives.
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cindy said...

This would be a perfect card for a man. Great job.