Sunday, 25 April 2010
Happy Birthday Dad!
This card is for my Father-in-law who’s 58 today! It’s a single layer card, so I’ve also added to Kristina Werner’s One Layer Card Challenge. Single layer cards are difficult! The temptation to add extras to it was almost unbearable at times, but I did have fun challenging myself to stick to the one layer, and made it doubly difficult for myself by making the challenge card a masculine one too!
I’ve made it using black c.s. which can be a difficult colour to work with, but this c.s. has a nice embossed pattern in it, so it’s not just a block of black, there’s a subtle pattern there too.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped with Papermania’s Alphamania stamps, and I was inspired by an idea from one of Kristina’s earlier cards to stamp them with Versamark in a circle using a masking technique. I then embossed using white e.p., faux stitched around the edges and added some clear embossed stars around the outside just to help break up the expanse of black a bit more.
No video tutorial for this one – but I am currently editing my ‘Sneak Peak’ video for a card I made the other day, which should go up later on today. I just didn’t want to miss entering this card for Kristina’s challenge which ends in a few hours.
Enjoy your Sunday afternoon’s!