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.

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


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!

cindy said...

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

cindy said...

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