Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Golfing Birthday Card

Today's card was inspired by sketch #49 @ Paper Play Sketches and will also be entered @ both Rubber Dance and Crafting with Dragonflies for "Embossing", @ Creative With Stamps for "Boys to Men" and @ Crafty Hazelnut for "Anything Goes with Patterned Paper".

I used quite a collection of older stamps from Stampin' Up! for this card...4 sets, once I chose my sentiment for the inside. 

The card base is an A7 white card, the patterned paper is from Basic Gray, the tab punch is from Stampin' Up and the embossing folder from Sizzix. I used the sketch visual to trim all my layers, sanded the navy cardstock after dry embossing it for the added distressed look and stapled the tab onto the bottom of it after stamping the HB in black ink.

Using Archival ink to stamp with, meant that I could use watercolor crayons with the dove blender and not have to worry about the ink bleeding. 

I didn't do alot of blending, because I wanted it to maintain that sketchy drawing look that this stamp style conveys.

Finishing up the card front, I added 3 silver sequins in different sizes from Pretty Pink Posh for the bottom left accent.

On the inside, I pierced the edges of the kraft rectangle, used the ticket corner punch on the white rectangle and stamped the sentiments & golfers in black ink. the tiny sliver of navy cardstock at the very bottom of the card was left-over from the front embossed panel...NOTHING goes to waste in my craft room, lol!

This card will be going to my son-in-law for his birthday this fall. Until next time~


  1. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Paper Play Sketches.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Sketches, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Fantastic card!!! Thank you for joining us in the Rubber Dance challenge!!! xx Susanne.

  4. Great card for a male. I love the layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

  5. Beautiful card with great composition. Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance Challenge this month.

  6. Very nice card, I like that embossing folder. Thank you for plaing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies and good luck with your entry. Jarka Ef

  7. Great male card! Thanks for entering our challenge at Creative With Stamps this month. Hope you join us again for our next challenge.
    Mary (DT)

  8. Perfect masculine card and so creatively done at that! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope you join us again next month! Gwendolyn

  9. Beautiful card and papers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftyhuzelnut's Patterned Paper, we hope to see you back again. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13