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,