Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

From reading other blogs and messageboards, I know I'm not the only crafter who struggles with ideas for men's cards.  This card was no exception.  It was one of those I'm-out-of-time-and-must-make-something desperate creations that came together better than I expected.
 
The embossing was done with the Tim Holtz Texture Fades folder Pocket Watches onto some Core'dinations cardstock, which was then sanded to reveal the core color.  I added some washi tape from Michaels' Recollections line to fill in the gap at the bottom since my card base was larger than the embossing folder. (I rarely plan ahead, so I often find myself "filling in the blanks" as I try to pull a project together.)  The sentiment was stamped on a label cut from a Spellbinders set, and I added brads to each corner as a final touch.
 
 
This card was made for my brother-in-law's birthday in November, and imagine my surprise when I saw it displayed in my very-talented sister's craft room at Thanksgiving.  That made my day!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love this card! That folder is awesome and the sentiment fits perfectly! Love how you sanded down to the core. I haven't tried that technique yet and it adds so much! This is a perfect masculine card so your muse was speaking to you! :) Isn't it funny how wonderful things happen even if you're in a hurry! Sometimes, I find that is when my card happily surprises me. No time to over think I guess! Wonderful job! ~V

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