Friday, August 28, 2009

Manly Birthday Card

Wow, I can't believe how fast time flies by. Now that I am no longer on a design team it is very easy for me to not create anything new for my blog. That is not a good thing. The design team kept me disciplined. I am just going to have to have a goal set in my mind to have something new to post. I still am planning on doing other challenges, so please continue to visit me here.

My brother is having a birthday next week. I knew I needed to get his card done, in order for him to get it on time. I was so glad it rained this morning because we were going to have a yard sale and it made it so I could get this card done, instead. The yard sale is supposed to be tomorrow, of which, I am ready for it now too.

I used some retired DSP on this card. Everything else I used is current Stampin' Up! products. I wanted to incorporate the balloons in with the cupcake. I thought masking would be a great way to get the effect I desired. I am very pleased with the end results. I used crystal effects on the balloons and sprinkles. I still need to purchase some of the beads because then I could use those for the sprinkles. In the mean time, the crystal effects worked just fine. I used the crazy for cupcakes stamp set and the teeny tiny wishes set for my images and saying. Since this was a manly card I used basic gray, night of navy, garden green, brocade blue, and whisper white cardstock. The retired DSP I used was called prestwick. For my tools I used the small star, 1/16" circle, ticket corner, modern label, word window, and spiral punches. Yes, I ended up using quite a few punches by the time I was done. For the ribbon I used 5/8" brocade blue grosgrain and 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you will take the time to leave a comment telling me what you think of it. I know these are not colors you would typically see for a cupcake, but I still love it anyhow.

I hope this has inspired you to.......................


sandi maciver said...

I actually like the colors you have used on the card, very manly indeed

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great masculine card Chris! I love your color choice! :)