Sunday, January 25, 2015

Card for a Birthday Boy

Hello crafty friends,

So, here's the birthday card I recently made for a boy. Totally card lifted the layout from Nichol Magouirk with just a few subtle changes. Masculine cards are very hard for me personally because I love to embellish, embellish, and embellish some more. Anyway, I loved the card Nichol created and since I had the exact same card kit it was the perfect solution to my lack of card making mojo. So, here's my card.

The obvious difference between mine and Nichol's card is that I used the game remote stamp that came in the kit because the birthday boy LOVES playing video games (what boy these days doesn't? lol). The more subtle difference is that I used green strips of cardstock instead of red and I also used some sequin. The sequin was more out of necessity to cover up a smudge but I really hadn't intended on using any. I also didn't draw any faux stitch lines. 

Something I learned in the making of this card is that using a stencil is not as easy as it looks when you see it in a video especially when the stencil is smaller than the area you want to cover. Maybe it was just an off-day for me but, yea, I admit I had some issues. I probably should've followed Nichol's tutorial more closely because I didn't stencil & emboss in the same order she did, so, in hindsight, I could've avoided a few problems I had with embossing powder sticking to the stenciled stars, if you get what I'm saying? Ha! I shall say no That's my card share for ya'll. Here's a bit of a close-up:

Thanks Nichol Magouirk for the inspiration and thank YOU for stopping by.

Hope you have a blessed & crafty day.

Bettina :)

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