Friday, December 6, 2013

Sketched Birthday Gender Neutral Card

With all the holiday hoopla going on, December birthdays are sometimes forgotten. Believe me, my birthday is on the 24th, and half the time I forget it myself! This is a card we made at a Workshop last month, featuring the Sketched Birthday stamp set (available in wood-mount, clear-mount, and Spanish). I think it's cute enough for a girl, but without any frills that would preclude it being given to a boy. The Off the Grid stamp (wood-mount only) was stamped in Encore Gold Metallic Ink in the background for a subtle but festive sheen.

This card was difficult to photograph, and accurately capture the play between the colors. In real life, it's very striking--or at least I think so! As always, I could have used a bajillion different supplies, but I tried to keep it simple. For instance, I knew I wanted to color the main image, so I tried to keep the markers mostly from the 2013-2015 In Color Marker Assortment. I did add the Daffodil Delight marker so I could color the cake, but that one is available individually, and I also used it to ink up the stamp on the Daffodil Delight card stock circle at the top right. If you look closely at the candle, you'll see I dabbed a tiny bit of Crisp Canteloupe marker in the flame, too. You could make the card instantly girly by subbing in Strawberry Slush everywhere I used Coastal Cabana. Also, the sayings in this stamp set can be cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits, but I just hand trimmed mine with Paper Snips.

Stampin' Supplies: Sketched Birthday stamp set and Off the Grid stamp (see links in post), 2013-2015 In Color Marker Assortment 131260, Baked Brown Sugar card stock 131296, Coastal Cabana card stock 131297, Daffodil Delight card stock 119683, Daffodil Delight marker 119677, Whisper White card stock 100730, StazOn Black ink pad 101406, Gold Encore Metallic ink pad 132141, 2-1/2" Circle Punch 120906, 1-3/4" Circle Punch 119850, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin' Trimmer 126889 (to cut & score your card base).

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