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Sunday, March 16, 2014

HAPPY... birthday

Hello friends!!  We are getting soaked, again, here in Western Washington!  Unfortunately that is the way it goes around here in the spring, lol!!  Got a bit of time to make a card for this week's Dynamic Duo (black & more mustard).  I even fit in the dessert option of dry embosing.   The layout is based on the current layout from Sketchbook Saturday.  My card was very definitely influenced by the gorgeous card Chupa made.
 
I combined the splatter stamps from SU!'s Gorgeous Grunge with the Hero Arts oldie, but goodie Three Ferns stamp and did one of my favorite things to do:  collage stamping.  A strip of More Mustard cardstock was wrapped with some black twine and the "birthday" was stamped in black.  The "happy" die cut in black and adhered to the strip.  The top corner of the piece was partially embossed using the SU! Decorative Dots embossing folder. Then the piece was mounted on a More Mustard card base.  I think this makes for the perfect masculine birthday card.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White & black; SU! More Mustard; Stamps:  SU! Gorgeous Grunge, Hero Arts Three Ferns, Many Birthday Messages; Die:  PTI; Twine:  May Arts; Embossing Folder:  Stampin Up!; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! More Mustard

13 comments:

Cornelia W said...

So cool your card - love the partial embossing - have to remember that idea for future use...

Barb Ghig said...

I agree...this is the "Perfect" masculine birthday card! I love all of your details and the color combo is fabulous, Rosemary!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!

Lisa said...

Fabulous Rosemary, love the palms!

Olga said...

Gorgoeus card, stay warm and dry, it's raining here too and freezing..........so ready for Spring!

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab design Rosie, the colours give it a jungle feel! We've had wonderful weekend weather with temperatures of 18 degrees and no rain for about a fortnight!
Val x

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous, Rosie - LOVE the partial dry embossing :)

Annette Elliott said...

This is very pretty, Rosemary! Apparently not a challenge for you to use More Mustard with Black. :) I love that splatter from Gorgeous Grunge! Thanks for joining Dynamic Duos this week! Happy Stamping! :)

Robin K. said...

That partial embossing is perfect! Love seeing that older HA fern stamp in action again!

Greta said...

No wonder you love collage stamping--you're a genius at it, Rosemary! What a fabulous card, my friend!

Anita in France said...

Yep, this is definitely the perfect masculine card, Rosemary ... so much interest and texture, it's fabulous! Anita :)

Sarah Fleming said...

Great masculine card, Rosemary! I need to get better at masculine cards, but you've got it down. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

FA-BU-LOUS!!!