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Happy Birthday 2 U!

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Hi all,

How about a dimensional card today? This card is loaded with layers and textures. I wanted to play up the stamp and create a visual impact by using negative space for the stamp. I’ll admit there were many failed attempts on this card. For those of you that are crafters – DO NOT use glossy accents on images colored with stamp markers until those markers are absolutely 100% dry. I speak from experience (SO MANY SMUDGES!).

Happy Birthday 2 U


Card Base: Hero Hues Notecard – Neutrals

Paper: My Minds Eye , American Crafts Card stock

Embossing: Cuttlebug Dots Dry embossing

Stamp: Stampendous

Ink : Momento Tuxedo Black

Markers : American Crafts Stamp Markers

Circle Cutter: Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

His&Hers Day 2 (Feminine Card)

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Hi all,

We are on to day 2 of His&Hers and today’s classes were just jam packed with great inspiration. Ideally, I’d love to try all the techniques shared today, but for starters I wanted to try using 1 collection of paper (from my Simon Says Stamp card kit) to create both masculine and feminine cards. One of the guest designers of the class shared a technique in using vellum and cut them into uneven strips. Unfortunately, I do not have ANY vellum in my stash, but I did have some great papers that I wanted to layer together for a birthday card.

Here it is!

Surprise Happy Birthday

On to card 2 – Masculine Card