Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Another Milestone Birthday - For the Man!
My brother's birthday this year was a milestone - 40 years. I immediately turned to my Avery Elle Balloons stamp to create this card. I think it set the right tone for a man's birthday. The ink is from Simon Says Stamp's Peace mini ink pad set. This ink is definitely different in that the ink will darken in the seconds following application. I also used my MISTI to stamp so that I could add more ink when the image wasn't quiet solid. With this stamp set I find it most helpful as I often don't get the best first image.
A few star stamps from the Avery Elle stamp set in the Smoke and Soft Navy inks work well with some sequins from the stash.
On the inside is a sentiment stamped in black Archival Ink using my Penny Black Sweet Wishes stamp. A nice finish and a card to celebrate the day.
I've decided to link this card up with City Crafter's Challenge - Winter. The colors of my card match the theme and my brother's birthday is in the winter. I also think the little snowflake-ish additions look stylishly wintery.
I'm also joining Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge - Simon Says Let It Snow. Come join the fun, one and all - it's winter.
I hope your day is well and that your Christmas plans are coming together. Keep it up as there are only a few short weeks left.