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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Waterfront, Masculine Birthday Card

My nephew is turning 30 and I thought I would make him a card. I found this one on Pinterest.  I thought it was something that would fit him.  He likes to ski, so I went with the mountain images instead of the car set that I have.

This was a very easy card to make.  The images do all of the highlighting.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Suede.  On top of the Soft Suede is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  I scored it every 1/4" to give it some texture and then taped it to the Soft Suede piece.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock and I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Amazing Life" set that I just now realized was retired.  I stamped the words using Pacific Point ink.

I die cut a stitched square using Whisper White card stock. I cut the largest square.  I layered that square with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock that measured  2-7/8" x 2-7/8". 

I stamped the left mountains using Soft Suede ink. For the middle mountain I just stamped the image again without inking it up.  And then I stamped the mountains on the right using full ink.

Next I stamped the grassy area at the foot of the mountains. I used Pear Pizzazz ink.  I also used Pear Pizzazz ink on the right and left side of the square. I used the same long stamp that I used for the foot of the mountains. I just inked up the ends of the stamp.  

I stamped the water using the image that was designed for the water. I stamped off once.  For the center part of the water, I used the other water image. I did not stamp off for that.  I was kind of disappointed in the water after I did that. I kind of liked the soft clear look that was there before I stamped.  I also stamped some dots in the sky. I did stamp off when doing them. The words are from the "Perennial Birthday"

The trees were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  

After stamping the trees, I taped the squares together.  I taped the Happy Birthday strip to the Crumb Cake piece.  I wrapped some linen thread around the strip three times and taped the ends to the backside.  I taped the piece to the card base. 

I set the square in place using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, three dots were added.  I had used some retired candy dots.  I have LOTS of those things left and I need to use them up.

Could you imagine what my workroom would be like if I managed to use up all of my retired stuff?  Empty.  That's what it would look like!!!  LOL

This was a fun card to make and I think my nephew will like it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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