Sunday, August 21, 2011

One Year Older

I am sharing with you today my brother-in-law's birthday card.  Guy cards are so hard for me.  I want to put flowers and flourishes on them.  So, I usually reach for stars instead as my go-to embellishment for cards for guys.  I am entering this card into sketch challenge no. 129 over at Card Patterns.  It was a really cool sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Card Stock:  American Crafts, DCWV (metallic paper) and Recollections
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Stars:  McGill Punch
One Year Older:  Phrases Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 1/4"
Cog Like Circle:  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge cut at 3 3/4"
Yellow Border behind Circle:  Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch
I tied baker's twine around it and made a small bow.
Also, I used an EK Success postage stamp border punch around 3 sides of the card.

Click on the picture for a better look:

Thanks for looking and for your comments.


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Tammy, I just can't imagine anything being hard for you... you are always so creative.. this is perfect.

Diane Hodrick said...

This came out great! I struggle with male cards too, but this one is fabulous!