Friday, February 21, 2014

Birthday Adventure

This is one of my go to cards for the adventuresome men in my life. It's full of texture and detail, and can be easily adapted for other uses (one of my customers used it as a wedding card).

  1. Using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze inks stamp the inside of the card using images from “Daring Adventure” and “The Open Sea”. Use markers to color the stamp to create a multi colored sentiment.
  2. Stamp the globe onto vanilla card stock  with Crumb Cake (stamp off onto scrap paper first) and the compass onto Crumb Cake with Cajun Craze.
  3. Cut out the stamped images using circle punches. Also punch out a Cajun Craze circle from the panel provided.
  4. Sponge the edges of the card and circles with Crumb Cake ink.
  5. Emboss the Early Espresso layer using the Square Lattice embossing folder and the Big Shot. Distress with the sanding tool and clean up with the dust buddy.
  6. Adhere the embossed layer to the Cajun Craze layer.
  7. Wrap the ribbon around the card stock layers.
  8. Adhere the layers to the card front.
  9. Adhere the map circle to the Cajun Craze Circle. 
  10. Using a paper piercing tool, mat, and template, pierce a circle in the Cajun Craze layer.
  11. Adhere the circles to the card front using dimensionals. Double up the dimensionals to create more height.
  12. Wrap linen thread through the holes of the button and adhere the button to the card using glue dots. 
  13. Stamp the back of your card and envelope if you’d like!

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1 comment:

  1. This sure rates as masculine- unique and crisp. So nice that you share details on how to make-good for you! Hope many appreciate your effort!