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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A By the Sea, Gorgeous Grunge and Happy Birthday, Everyone Masculine Birthday Card

Today I was trying to go for the postage/envelope look. I sort of succeeded.  I did have fun creating this card.  I think if I were to do it again, I may have tried other colors but for today, it is what it is!!!

I stamped the fish on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and colored it in.  I took a 1" square punch and punched the fish head out.  I set this piece aside.

Next I stamped the "happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday, Everyone" set using black Memento ink.  I layered it with Island Indigo. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece aside.  

I used Whisper White as the base of my card.  I added a piece of Island Indigo card stock.  For the Soft Sky piece, I used Island Indigo ink and the see weed image stamped off.  It doesn't show up well in the photo, but in real life you can see it.  Then I added some stamped off dots from the Gorgeous Grunge set. Then I used the embossing folder and textured that piece.  Oh, but before I did that I added a little piece of tape to my fish part and I set it in place on the card.  I then stamped the anchor from the "By the Sea" set. Now if you are going to recreate this card, I would recommend stamping the anchor image where you think it should go and then stamping the anchor again on the edge of the fish piece.  Once it's textured then you can match them up.  I was able to match it up enough but it would have been easier had the two anchors been stamped separately.  I taped the fish and Island Indigo piece in place.  Then I added the words.  As simple as that.  I like it.  It's a great card for the fisherman in your life!!

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by today,

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