Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Birthday - Color Q Challenge

Hi!  I'm back with a birthday card for a family member.  It's for one of the guys...and you stampers know how difficult it can be to make masculine cards.  I did use my pinking scissors.  I just had to do a decorative edge, since I couldn't use bling or ribbons.  Ha!

I'm playing along with the Color Q Challenge #117.  Take a look at the challenge.

And here is my card...

I recently bought the Wonderful Word die set from Papertrey Ink, so this card gave me a chance to use one of those dies.  These dies are so much fun to use.  I did find that I needed to use a extra piece of cardstock as a shim, though.  Otherwise the die didn't cut completely through my card stock.  It was a very simple solution.
I heat embossed the word "birthday" in black, so that it wouldn't get lost in the background print.
Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look!

Supplies ~
cardstock: whisper white, basic black, marina mist (Stampin' Up!)
ink: basic black (SU), versamark (Tsukineko)
stamps: background basics: newsprint, wonderful words additions (Papertrey Ink)
die: wonderful words (PTI)
other: black stampin' emboss powder (SU), mono multi liquid glue (Tombow), pinking scissors (X-acto), heat tool


  1. Love that happy die over the newsprint background. It looks really great. I recently won MIM and requested this stamp set--can't wait until it arrives.

  2. Awesome masculine card Susie! Great colours and the embossed sentiment is perfect on the stamped background!

  3. What a fun card, Susie! What a great die. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week. Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. Hi susie! What a great card! Love that pinking border and the blue "happy" (well, blue ALWAYS makes me happy, so go figure;) thanks so much for playing with us at colourQ this week! :)

  5. What a fabulous birthday card. Happy New Year!

  6. This is PERFECT for a man!! I will have to keep this one in mind next time I need a quick fix for a masculine card!


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