This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂
I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks mwben! So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon. Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look. The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).
Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE! I’ve been smooching everything, lol! It’s a great effect. This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:
And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!
I was really inspired by my Secret Santa gift from Rachel Jackson before Christmas. In case you didn’t see her gift, click on this link to see her wonderful creation. I loved it so much, I made a copy of it for a birthday gift, which you can see below. And for another birthday gift, I made a taller version using SU’s Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.
For both boxes I used Basic Black textured paper and the stamp set Well Scripted (only available in the current Summer Mini until 31 March 2011) for the sentiment. I also used a vintage brad on each sentiment and the Round Tab punch to tie on the Basic Black Satin Ribbon at the top.
For the sentiment tag on the Lap of Luxury Bag in a Box, I also used a scrap leftover from my sister’s wedding invitations. So it was already embossed with the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. And I sponged the edges of the tag with Concord Crush and sprayed it with my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I adore! Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
For the other box, I used, of course, the same paper as Rachel – Love Letter DSP with a Very Vanilla tag, which I had sponged the edges with in Basic Black.