Popping in with a "quick" card I made for the Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink which is Lots O' Dots this week! I had to make a birthday card for a co-worker's husband. He's turning 70 this year and he is always baking for us at work! Yes... he bakes.. and he's quite awesome at it!
So, I knew I wanted to use my new Shape Shifters Circle 1 Die and I knew it had to be manly and figured I'd use my Kat Scrappiness Condensed Number dies for a 70 and that's about it. And when I saw the pretty butterfly in the inspiration video for this challenge, which I just happen to have (also new) it made me sad I couldn't use it..lol! And I didn't really have any man stamps that would lend themselves to polka dots... in fact, I really don't have much in the way of man stamps at all... what can I say? I loves me some girly papercrafting stuff. I scrapbooked boy pages for almost a decade before I discovered cardmaking.
So, I pulled out my Authentique "Rugged" man paper and just started cutting things!
Isn't that Shape Shifter die pretty cool? I placed a solid blue piece behind it in a dark blue so that the design still showed up, but wasn't too distracting. I also had a blue diecut behind it and offset my top piece just a bit and popped up the top piece.
I cut the numbers once from the design paper and then three more times from cardstock and stacked them. I just love the way it adds so much dimension. Then I took the flames from some candle dies and added them to the top to make them number candles.
Then I cut my sentiment using the Boho Rounds Sentiments but didn't die cut the entire sentiment... all I needed was the word Enjoy. I added it to the card and added some liquid glass to it. I decided my dots would just be scattered dots on the paper. I am not happy with the performance of these gold Nuvo Drops. They didn't keep their shape and some ended up more flat than I wanted. Note to future card making self. But for these purposes, it'll work. I also added some to the top left corner to balance out the card a bit.
There. Done. I need two other man cards this week and thank goodness I already have them made because this one took a lot out of me....lol! I really do need to get better at this. Maybe I'll try another soon.
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