Slight diversion from my holiday cards, but I had to say Happy Birthday to my brother Chris. Masculine cards are so hard for me, but I think this one turned out pretty nice. I started with Sahara Sand as the base and then stamped the fern from Organic Grace (hostess lev 1) set in Mellow Moss Craft ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I decoratively tore the edges of the Sahara Sand and layered on top of another torn piece of Choc Chip and placed it on one more rectangular layer of Mellow Moss. Then I was bit stuck as what to do for a layout and I remembered this layout from Splitcoast Stampers a while ago and decided to go with it (SC188). Kreated a square with Mellow Moss,layered with Choc Chip on top and then cut it on a diagonal to kreate two triangles under the main image. Sentiment from A Little Birthday Cheer was inked in Choc Chip Craft ink and again heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I balanced it off with three Silver Brads across the top. TIP: The Mat Pack is the perfect tool to get even spacing/placement of eyelets or brads every time! So a happy, happy birthday to my Bro - I'll never quite know if he truly likes his card (he probably won't even realize I made it - come on, he's a guy!), but I think I managed to kreate a descent masculine card. What do you think? I'd love to know!
I'll be back to my regularly scheduled Holiday cards, so stay tune :)
For now, go kreate
PS Happy B-day to my sister in law Liz too - I'll have to divert again to show you her card too in a few days using Sassy Suzie set - miss her!!