Good Tuesday morning everyone! We had a nice rain over the weekend, a beautiful Sunday and Monday. I think Sunday night was our coldest so far this fall, but no frost, at least where I live.
I have several birthdays coming up so this is for one of them.
I began with a Crumb Cake card base . This is a 5″ square card, different than what I usually do.
The mat is Early Espresso with 3 equal size pieces of map paper adhered with liquid glue. I then took 4 pieces of jute twine and tied the knot. Some call it a granny knot, some a nautical knot, but whatever it is, I like it on masculine cards. This was wrapped to the back of the mat and taped SECURELY.
The anchor is from the Seaside Shore stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and fussy cut. I used Glue Dots to adhere it to the ‘rope’.
The ship, from The Open Sea (retired) was stamped in Basic Gray on Smokey Slate card stock and colored in with Smokey Slate and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write markers. I used the White Chalk marker to color the clouds and Real Red for the flags, then fussy cut a general shape and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Early Espresso mat is Fast Fused to the card base.
On the inside, I adhered an Early Espresso mat to my card base, then die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from another panel of the map paper. This die is from Simply Defined and gives a totally different look to the card. Liquid glue adhered it to the mat.
This was pretty fast and simple to do,yet the effect is nice. Since it is a square card, I had to make an envelope, using the envelope punch board, as I have no square envelopes. Another piece of the map paper made a very nice one, needing no further embellishment.
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Card Cuts: Crumb Cake: card base 5″ x 10″ scored at 5″, anchor 2″ x 3″‘; Smokey slate: ship 3″ x 3″; Early Espresso: cut 2 for inside mat and outside mat 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″; DSP: inside sentiment 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, for front cut 3 at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.
NON STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED: Happy birthday die from Simply Defined, map paper.
4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! birthday”
Fantastic card! The background paper is really pretty, great focal image too! 🙂
Thank you Amy!
Love this map paper and you made a gorgeous masculine birthday card with it! 🙂
Thanks Mary! I appreciate your comments.