Brother’s Birthday

My brother's birthday is soon, and I wanted to make him a special card.  I am now certain that I don't have many masculine stamp sets in my collection!  Wow, gotta rectify that right away!  Anyway, he does like watching birds at the bird feeders outside his home, so I went with that theme.  Here's his card:

I started with a base card in Basic Black card stock, then stamped my bird image from Good Friends stamp set in Real Red Classic Ink.  I added his beak and legs by stamping them in Basic Black Ink and colored his eye in with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  I stamped the bird again on Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper pack, then cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals.  I paper pierced around the edges of the Whisper White card stock by using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool.  I love the measuring grid that comes with the Mat Pack.  I can space all of the tiny holes perfectly using that tool.  The left side of the card is created by using the same Tempting Turquoise designer paper.  I added scallops to the edge by punching out Summer Sun card stock with the Scallop Square Punch, cutting them in half, and adhering them with SNAIL Adhesive to the back of the designer paper.  This gives a smaller scallop than the scallop edge punch.  Next I punched the same Summer Sun card stock from the Star Punch and used Real Red Brads from the Bolds Bright Brads pack to keep them in place.  The sentiment is from Wonderful Favorites stamp set.  This is a great set to own, because it covers just about any relationship you have with people in your life.  The main words are "Wonderful" and "Favorite", then 22 other stamps help to complete the message.

I hope my birthday card to my brother is not too girly or too youthful!  But I think it will make him smile!

Item No. 113740 Good Friend stamp set   $28.95
Item No. 115114 Wonderful Favorites stamp set   $40.95
Item No. 112081 Scallop Square Punch   $15.95
Item No. 109045 Star Punch   $10.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack   $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool   $3.50
Item No. 106957 Bold Brights Brads   $8.95
Item No. 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals   $3.95

Don't Forget!

    * To order your retiring stamp sets before they're gone forever on January 4th – click HERE for the listing!
    * To register for the Birthday Card Class – click HERE!  Registration is due by December 27th.

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Posted on : Dec 10 2009
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