Birthday – Masculine but Sentimental
Today’s card is a birthday card for my little brother – who’s not so little anymore! He’ll be 29 this Saturday – I can’t believe it! I attempted to make this card look masculine – but I’m not so sure it turned out that way. Regardless, Greg will understand why. Our mom LOVED apples – they were everywhere in the house we grew up in, so when we see an apple, we think of her. I just wanted Greg to know that she’ll be with him on his birthday, and what better way than to include the apple stamp from the Tart & Tangy stamp set and the beautiful red of Cherry Cobbler (one of the new colors)!
I used both sizes of the square punches, but rounded opposite corners with the corner rounder punch. All four pieces are popped up on dimensionals. Don’t you love the color combo? I used the new Color Coach which recommended Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, and River Rock (although I substituted Crumb Cake/Kraft). For the bow, I created a Stay Put bow – check my Tutorials links on the left for a great video of how to make one.
|Stamp Sets||Tart & Tangy, With All My Heart, Thankful Thinking, Wow Flowers|
|Ink||Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist|
|Paper||Crumb Cake (Kraft), Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White|
|Accessories||Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4″ Square Punch, 1-3/8″ Square Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Brads|