What a great way to say…It’s your birthday!… masculine style.
Very Vanilla, and Basic Black make such a great, simple combo!
This card is completely neutral, with a masculine or almost an old
fashioned feel to it but, for a different look, add a pop of color or, use
the same design and, simply switch out colors…both would be great
ways to say It’s Your Birthday to someone, masculine or not!
To make the smudgy background, you need a Stamping Sponge and
an ink pad. Dab the sponge in the ink, stamp off some ink, and then
lightly swoosh it down the center of the card front. Start out with very
little ink…because, you can always add more, but you can’t take it back!
I think we can all relate to that scenario..LOL! I would normally use a
Sponge Dauber for this (my personal favorite), but the Basic Black ink
was drying too fast to get an even layer of color here, and It was leaving
little circles everywhere…so I went with the sponge and, got this look.
Don’t be afraid try different things during the process to see what works
The balloons are punched out (Balloon Bouquet punch) using the Urban
Underground Designer Series Paper Pack, I love this paper and I have
certainly got plenty of use out of this pack! There may be more in my
future…wait, who am I kidding, MAY be more…there WILL be more!
Stamping not perfect… like the balloon above?
Leave it be, if the card or paper has more of a distressed look,
it will fit right in, no need to stress out about it!
On the envelope..
.the Washi Tape and greeting from the card are repeated on
the flap and, a balloon from the Balloon Adventures stamp
set mimics the paper on the card almost perfectly!
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