I have had a lot of fun creating masculine cards with the Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright paper pad. For this card I used the gray and gold stripe and really like how it turned out.
I die cut striped paper using a Memory Boxes Double Stitched Rectangle and then again from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock. This die leaves a very narrow stitched frame. I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and adhered the gold narrow frame using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued the striped rectangle into place using the same adhesive. Next I die cut a large balloon from the gold mirror cardstock using My Favorite Things Balloons. The balloon string was cut from the same cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons. The string was adhered to the back of the balloon using Scotch Tape and a circle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut just smaller than the balloon and adhered to the back to create dimension. The balloon and string was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
For the sentiment I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a matching gray cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. It was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments die. A thin strip of leftover double sided foam was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the card front and the card was done.
Easy to make and yet clean, simple, and stunning with the gold mirror stripe.
- Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Gray Cardstock from Stash
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- My Favorite Things Balloons
- Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (String)
- My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments
- Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- VersaMark Ink
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles