Monday, 7 April 2014

Birthday wishes...

Hello, hello!!

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


  1. Wow! What a striking card, Sian! I bet your Dad loves it!

  2. Another very stunning card from you! Love the banners and the embossed background stamp! Two different embossing powders - how cool is that!

  3. Your Dad will love this - super cool, Sian!

  4. The jaw-dropping, show-stopping sketches are certainly sparks that lead to YOU creating jaw-dropping, show-stopping cards! This one is fabulous - a handsome, striking 'guy' card that I know your Dad will love! Your 'splodged' background is ever so cool, and married with that lime green...swoon! Sophisticated, stylish, stunning! A new challenge blog has arrived on the scene - hosted by Justin - and your card would fit his current theme perfectly: masculine. Here's the link: Happy sighing over visiting here; your amazing cards and posts have made the return to work after the break much sunnier! And a zillion thank yous for your sweet comments on my 'mobile crafting unit cards' - they were, ummm...challenges...

  5. Wow - this is fabulous! Love that background and it's so cool that you used 2 different embossing powders on it!

  6. Love the brights on the black and the way you layered those banners! WOW!


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