I have had the stamp set Moon Lake from Stampin’ Up for some time and decided to pull it out again to make a masculine birthday card. I really like the way it turned out.
I stamped the focal image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Hero Arts India Ink Black. The birds are from Gina K. Designs By the Sea and the sentiment if from Clearly Besotted’s It’s Your Birthday, all stamped with Hero Arts India Ink Black.
I wanted to ink blend a background to add interest and dimension to the focal image. A small circle was cut from a 3 x 3 full adhesive sticky note using Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Die and adhered in the upper left to preserve that area for the sun as the rest of the image was ink blended with Inkylicious Ink Dusters and Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. Once I was satisfied with the background the negative of the post-it was placed in the appropriate spot and the sun was ink blended using Distress Fossilized Amber.
Once the focal image was finished, it was run through Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut just smaller than the black cardstock and adhered to the back of the focal image using the same glue.
A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 80# White
- Stampin’ Up Moon Lake
- Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
- Gina K. Designs By the Sea
- Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
- Inkylicious Ink Dusters
- Hero Hues India Ink Black
- Post-it Full Adhesive 3 x 3 notes
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
- Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Dies