I like clean and simple cards and I think they make really nice masculine cards. I used the white, blue, and grey chevron paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack to make the following cards.
I cut a 1″ wide strip of Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the sentiment and then die cut Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock. I applied the die cut with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the navy strip. I then stamped the “happy” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark Ink, prepping the area with Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to ensure a clean application and applied Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.
I cut the patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and decided to apply the sentiment on the diagonal. In looking at the layout I decided to cut 3/8″ from the left side of the patterned paper so I could add a strip of gold cardstock as an accent, which I applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive. I then applied the patterned paper with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to add some dimension. The sentiment strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the top of the patterned paper.
At this point I thought the card was too plain, so I decided to add a gold balloon cut with the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die. I applied the string directly to the paper and popped up the balloon with foam tape and the card was done.
- Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
- Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
- Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
- Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die
- Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
- Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
- VersaMark Ink
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- Marvy Embossing Tool