Saturday, 20 March 2010

A mans birthday card with candles

Home again! I feel pretty pleased with what (I think) I've taken in over the week's training. The exams aren't until June which could either be a good thing or bad. Plenty of time for revision ... or for it all to fall out of my head again, lol.

I'm glad to be back though and able to get crafting again :-)

As you may have spotted from my post last Sunday, our challenge over at Stamp With Us is male cards. It's always good to have a stock of male cards in for when birthdays etc. roll around and as I loved my team mate Natalie's sample, I thought I'd do a variation using the same stamp. This is one of my favourite stamp sets - the candles used here are just 1 stamp in the set of 6. I had placed a bumper order after Christmas to get it (it's a level 3 hostess set which means you get it free when you have a workshop/customer order of £500 or more) but I haven't had chance to play with it much yet.

Stamp sets: Queue Up, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Really Rust
Ink: Versamark, Versamarker, Not Quite Navy
Other: Silver EP

I stamped the candles 3 times with Versamark ink. The first was left to dry to provide the bottom watermark effect. I added heat embossed the second with silver EP to create the middle line of candles. for the top line I used my Versamarker to "colour in" all the flames and various spots and stripes before added the silver EP and heat embossing again. You need to work reasonably quickly with this last one but the Versamark is fairly slow drying - just don't leave it and come back again ;-)

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment and then everything was matted and layered.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous card Sara, really like that you've split it up and not heat embossed all three sets of candles.

Biscuitlid said...

love it Sara - I've not been very successful using this stamp yet - I keep getting the urge to colour it in so it's nice to see the embossing


Heather x said...

A wonderful card for a male Sara :0) I love it!
*hugs* Heather x

~ Ali ~ said...

Sara this is fab. I'm back at my blogger blog lol I was only on wordpress as Mr Blogger was playing up and wouldn't let me post. Thanks for the lovely comments on my cards and yes feel free to use the idea. Hope you are well, hugs Ali x

Stamp WIth Us said...

Love it! You're cards are always wonderful!

Z x