I needed a masculine birthday card so I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketches #450 as inspiration for my card. I don’t know about you but I have the hardest time with masculine cards. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew exactly what stamp set I would use for it.
I actually made two cards because I couldn’t decide whether to use a white card base or very vanilla. I ended up entering the Very Vanilla card in the challenge.
I used a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of heavy Very Vanilla paper and scored it and folded it in the middle. I Very Vanilla card stock. I then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I colored the images using Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin Blends. I then used my wink of Stella over the images to give them some shine. It’s hard to tell from the picture. I then fussy cut the images out. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the center bottom of my card stock using Cinnamon Cider Ink.
I cut a piece of World of Good DSP to 3 1/2 x 3/12 and layered on a piece of Brass Foil cut to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 . I then glued this to the very vanilla card stock centered at the top. I then add a piece of Metallic Ribbon tied in a knot centered between the Brass Foil and the sentiment. I glued the two glasses to the DSP and popped up the decanter using dimensionals. To finish off the front I added 3 Gilded Gems.
For the inside I cut a piece of Whisper White to 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider, added a couple of strips of the DSP and stamped the orange twist in Pumpkin Pie ink in the bottom right corner.
I always try to coordinate my envelope to the card so I glued a piece of the DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla envelope and again stamped the orange twist with Pumpkin Pie ink in the lower left corner.
Here is the version with Whisper White and I used a different ribbon and made the Brass Foil piece a little larger. Which one do you think looks better? I loved to get your opinions.
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