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!
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!
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
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!