Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Manly Birthday

Happy second-last day of 2015! As the year draws to a close I always find myself torn between looking back at the year that was and ahead to the year to come. One thing I am very excited about in 2016 is the start of Sale-a-bration and the launch of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are so many awesome new products and not one of them has anything to do with Christmas...yahoo!  I'm so done with Christmas cards...on to something...anything...different!
Today I have a project that uses my favourite set from the Sale-a-bration brochure...

Masculine birthday card featuring the Sky is the Limit stamp set and Going Places DSP stack (both available January 5th).
I am always looking for new products to use on manly cards and the new Going Places Suite fits the bill perfectly. Pair it with the Sky is the Limit stamp set and it is a match made in (man-card) heaven. Here I used five different patterns from the Going Places DSP stack, layered on a Mossy Meadow card base, to create my background. I heat embossed the compass image from the new Going Global stamp set in gold on one piece to a little extra sparkle.

Both the plane and the sentiment are from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-bration set. The plane is heat embossed in gold on vellum and then fussy cut. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black ink and punched with the XL Oval punch. I added some gold metallic thread and some itty bitty gold glimmer stars (punched with the Confetti Stars punch) by way of embellishment.

Inside view with sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
On the inside I stamped the plane image again, stamping off once so as to get a faded image. I stamped the sentiment, from the Cottage Greetings stamp set, in Basic Black over top of the plane image.

I sometimes wonder if I should use sparkle and glimmer on man-cards, but my hubby (definitely a manly man) loved this card, so I guess I'm ok. After all, who doesn't like a little glimmer in their life???

Many of the products I used on this project aren't yet available, so I can't add them to my showcase just yet. Here are the currently available items I used:


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10 comments:

  1. Excellent job! The heat embossed plane on vellum is soo elegant! I can't wait to use this set to make a card for my pilot father!

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    1. Thanks so much! This really is an awesome set!

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  2. Beautiful card, and a very creative way use the DSP! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Rose Ann. I love finding ways to use up small scraps of DSP.

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  3. awesome idea! hope you don't mind me making this card for my next class! I love the idea! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Bridget. Glad you like it enough to use in a class. It is a great way to use up small bits of DSP.

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  4. Would you mind sharing the sizes of the DSP paper? This card is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Would you mind sharing the sizes of the DSP? This is an amazing card. Thank you in advance for sharing.
    Mylissa

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    1. Hi Mylissa...So glad you like my card...thanks for the kind words. Here are the dimensions for the DSP pieces:
      All pieces are two" wide. Lengths: Top Left piece-1-1/4", middle left piece - 2-1/4", bottom left piece - 1-5/8", top right piece 3-1/8", bottom right piece - 2-1/4"
      Hope this helps :)

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