Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Today I want to share another card I made for a young man that helps with our children's ministry.  I think I'm almost done with these masculine cards for a while!  I had several moments while making this card that I wasn't sure whether it was going to be terrible or great.  I ended up being pleased with the outcome, mainly because it was so different from my other cards.  (And no flowers in sight....)

All the cuts on this card are from the Life's A Party cartridge.  This is one of those cartridges that I bought on a whim because I found it on Ebay really cheap.  When I ordered it, I was sure I would use it like crazy, which I haven't.  I just happened upon this cut and thought it looked interesting.

I stamped the sentiment on the front and then embossed it in white.  I bought this embossing powder at Michael's and I am not in love with it.  See all the little "dots"?  It doesn't seem to melt smoothly, no matter how long I heat it.  Thankfully, since it was for a teen boy, I didn't think he'd care or notice!  I used my white gel pen to trace the edges of the front.

Here's the inside of the card.  The striped piece covers the entire inside, then I added a black mat with white lining so I 'd have somewhere to write.

I cut the stars in 3 different sizes, then layered them using foam.

Card Recipe:
Card base - from Life's A Party, cut at 6"
Stars - from Life's A Party, cut at 2.75", 4", 4.5"
Black mat (inside) - 5.75" x 2"
White mat (inside) - 4" x 1.75"
Stamp - Studio G
Ink - Adirondack Ink in Snow Cap
Embossing Powder - Recollections in White

Don't forget to enter the drawing for some Action Wobbles and Twine HERE.  I will draw and announce the winners tomorrow.