French Foliage Birthday

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It is my uncle Alan’s birthday today and this is the card I sent …

I always struggle to think up new ideas for masculine cards, so I thought I would try using the french foliage stamp set.

On crumb cake card, using the biggest leaf & the splodges, stamp randomly all over in versamark.

Stamp in early espresso the birthday sentiment onto very vanilla card & punch out with the decorative label punch. Place 5 of the stamps onto a clear block and ink up in cajun craze, then ‘kiss’ with the early espresso ink (basically you press quickly onto a darker colour, to produce a two toned effect) and stamp onto very vanilla card. Stamp a second ‘post mark’ and punch out using the 3/4” circle punch. Then sponge the edges of all 3, using early espresso and sponge all over with cajun craze, to give an aged look. 

Layer the leaves onto a piece of soft suede card and also punch out a strip using the dotted scallop ribbon border.

Glue the ribbon border onto the card. Use dimensionals to raise the leafy topper, ‘post mark’ & label which I added two silver brads.  

Supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card stock: smooth very vanilla, crumb cake & soft suede; Stamps: french foliage & happiest birthday wishes; Inks: early espresso, cajun craze & versamark; Punches: 3/4” circle, decorative label & dotted scallop ribbon border; Accessories: mini silver brads, snail adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue & dimensionals.

I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by

Debs x

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