Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Birthday–Adventure Wanted!

Happy Saturday y’all!  Today’s card is inspired from the current CASE Study Challenge #108.  I recently picked up the EK Success Circle Cutter (why it’s taken me so long to get one I’m not entirely sure…), but again, a great price at Michael’s with another 40% off coupon.  It is hands down the quickest way to get circles cut up to 6 inches across.  The inspiration card featured a cut out, with the top layer of cardstock popped up to get great dimension – so I thought I’d try it too!

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Masculine cards can be difficult – but I felt so inspired for this one!  Sometimes it’s easier when thinking of a specific person.  In this case, the recipient of this card loves to travel.  What a fun and easy theme!

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Here is a close-up of the cut out.  I started with some 6x6 papers from SEI Field Notes, and cut out a section with the circle cutter.  On the layer beneath, I inked a Hampton Arts stamp using Hero Arts Soft Leaf Shadow Ink.  A fantastic little stamp – it lists several cities around the world. 

The Happy Birthday part?  My first time cutting one of my clear stamps!!  This is a Hero Arts sentiment, and I needed something clear and bold to go over the lighter font below while fitting in the circle.  I cut the stamp, and the risk paid off Winking smile

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Now for the fun with alcohol inks – Pitch Black, Lettuce, Mushroom, and Cranberry.  I embossed an aluminum sheet with a TH folder – can you see in the middle of the image on the left it says Paris?  Perfect!  So much fun to get inky, and love the unpredictable result.  I finished it off with some Distress Stickles on the left in Aged Mahogany.

Thanks for popping by, if you’ve never been here before take your time and look around! Smile