Sunday, 23 March 2014

Seashell Birthday


Hi, I was asked to make a male 30th birthday card for a recipient who loves snorkelling, boating and holidays.
 I was a bit stumped until I remembered this seashells embossing folder. I'd used it once to try it out on an old fridge calendar. The card stock is quite thick and the back was shiny but not too glossy. The distress ink dried well on it .
I diecut the numbers, sponged a few distress inks on them and dried with a heat gun. Then I stamped Versamark ink on them and clear embossed to give some shine. I cut another number from white and layered the blue ones on them to add some dimension.
I hope he likes his card.

I'm entering the challenge at Cuttlebug Mania where they are celebrating their 1st anniversary with a dotty challenge. You need to use a die or an embossing folder with a manual machine like a Big Shot or a Cuttlebug. I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder to add dots to my sentiment strip.

Since I used snippets of white and blue I'm off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, there's always lots of fun happening there.

Materials used: Old fridge calendar- the sort that real estate agents give you for free; Shell Beauty and Tiny Bubbles embossing folders; distress inks; Papertrey Ink number die; Versamark ink and clear embossing powder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your week,
 Cathy x

21 comments:

  1. Wow. That is reallly wonderful Cathy, great use of folder fab textures! ! Thanks for sharing. Off to peek below. Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. wonderful card Cathy - love this xx

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  3. Brilliant Cathy! And terrific upcyling of the calendar card :) Sigh, I so love that embossing folder - just perfect for a male card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Sigh, it's Di again. I loved that folder so much I just went and bought one. Bad influence :)

    xx

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    1. Sorry Di! I know the temptation is always out there!LOL, cathy x

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  5. This is great Cathy, the inks look so good on that folder

    Thanks for playing along with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  6. A brilliat card Cathy, wow your embossing folder is brilliant especially inked up with the blue ink. A perfect male card.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Cathy, this is so lovely. That's a great folder, and I'm likin what you did with it on this card. Adding the white numbers as a shadow behind the shiny blue numbers was inspired too. Your inking really brought out the shell motifs on this embossing too. Your recipient will love this one, special to his interests. TFS & Hugs

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  8. Another stunner - your designs are just getting better and better - love you Mxx

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  9. That background looks positively stunning! Well, really, the whole card is gorgeous!

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  10. Really love what you have done to the embossing. Very effective and a brilliant card for the men xxx Jan

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  11. Wow, such depth and texture, Cathy ... this is amazing ... perfect for a 'chap' card! Anita :)

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  12. Amazing embossing folder - love the shine on your card!

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  13. Perfect for the remit you had! Love this.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  14. Great card, I like how you've done the background. Thank you for joining in with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  15. Oooh Cathy! That is gorgeous! Not seen that embossing folder before - love what you have done with it! xxx

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  16. What a wonderful background! Love the color on the embossing and the gloss shows up beautifully in the photo! The numbers are really striking against the background! How could he not like it!

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  17. such a stunning bkg on your gorgeous card!!!

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  18. Super EF folder and looks great with our glossy paper and ink. Hugs Mrs A.

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  19. Fabulous! your seashell EF is wonderful and even the white band with teh sentimenton it looks like water bubbles! Well done...perfect for a fellow.

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  20. Another awesome make by you, Cathy! Great guy card and great use of snippets!! He will love it!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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