Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday and I've made him a card based on the fabulous layout at CAS(E) This Sketch this week. I know I always say it, but those guys never cease to amaze me with the jaw-dropping, show-stopping sketches they come up with week after week! I should be used to it by now, but they always wow me! ;)
My Dad is a really plain/non-fussy kinda guy so I'm hoping this is simple enough for him. I know it seems pretty simple, but that background pushed me out of my comfort zone a little bit! It's a new-to-me WOW! background stamp called Sexi-Hexi and I inked up part of it in a random 'splodge' and embossed it using WOW! Platinum powder and then again in a more horizontal pattern using WOW! Silver Super Fine embossing powder. The contrast between the silver and the platinum powders is subtle enough to not look too messy but still enough that it notices in real life :)
The sentiment panels are there to give a bit of a pop of colour and the lime banner is popped up on foam adhesive to add a bit of interest and dimension, especially as there's no bling because it;s a boy card!
Here's the sketch...
Thanks so much for stopping by ;)
I am hoping to get round and see you all this week as I'm working an early shift which should, in theory, give me a little bit more time of an evening this week - fingers crossed!! :)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Ocean Blue, Lime
Stamps: WOW! - Sexi-Hexi; Stamping All Day - Art Deco Birthday
Ink: VersaColor - Silver; Versamark
Other: WOW! - Ebony, Platinum, Silver Super Fine e/p