Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Star


Today I have a masculine card to share.  Is it only me, or is it hard to make cards for guys?  I really wanted to add more to this card (at least some sparkle to the center star) but I tried to leave it simple.  

I used my Big Shot and the Movers & Shapers die to cut the star from the Not Quite Navy layer.  Next I added some Paper Piercing and distressing around the edge of that layer.  I punched a More Mustard star with the Extra Large Star punch and a Cajun Craze star with my (retired) star punch.  The entire Not Quite Navy layer and the More Mustard star are up on dimensionals.  

I stamped the sentiment (ironically from the set Messages for Mom) with Jet Black StazOn ink directly onto the Twill Tape and added the More Mustard brads.  One of my club members had the wonderful idea to add the star (extra from when we used the Movers & Shapers die) as the closure on the envelope.  

Check back tomorrow to see what I created for the this week's Stampin' Celebration challenge!  

Stamps:  Messages for Mom
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  3/8" Twill Tape, Regals Brads, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers die, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Extra Large Star Punch, Star Punch, dimensionals 

3 comments:

Marie said...

Love the layered stars in the window. Great card - fabulous LO!!

Shari said...

I too struggle with making manly cards. I like pink and sparkles too much. LOL. This is a great guy card. Love the color combo.

Jesse and Lauren said...

Very cute.

I met your dad a few weeks ago. I hope Texas is awesome. miss you!

your old baby sitter- Lauren