Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

And... yet another birthday card. Get used to it! :) But remember that "Happy birthday" can always be changed to a different phrase. I share my posts with the intent to provide inspiration for someone else's project. I love that about stamping people - we share, copy, improve, etc. - on purpose. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right?!

Anyway, back to the card. This is a fabulous color combo (in my opinion) that has produced a card I feel could be used for a guy. This layout comes from the Just Add Ink challenge (which is in its second and final week and I've finally gotten around to it).

Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer, Circle Circus
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry (I miss that dirty yellow!), Very Vanilla, Basic Gray textured
Tools: Word Window punch (inserted just the ends of the "happy birthday" strip into the punch one at a time), 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Large Oval punch
Embellishments: Silver Brads, dimensionals, 3/8" Old Olive Taffeta ribbon

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  1. Ooh, I like this a lot, Ellen. I love the intricate pattern in the circles, contrasting against the clean look of the card. Great!

  2. Fantastic idea to use the Circle Circus like that! Thanks for playing!