Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Birthday card

Billy (our oldest Grandson) is turning 30 on January 2 and will be coming home from Ohio this weekend to celebrate.  I thought he would enjoy this stamp as it will remind him of our home in the country.

The stamp was stamped using the Versa Mark Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I haven't use white embossing powder before on a dark background and I really love the look.  I used the Lacey Square Spellbinder die to cut it out.

The Swiss Dots and Branch Tree Embossing folder embossed the white card stock and then the trees were chalked to make them stand out more.  Martha Stewart Snowflakes added some interest.  Small pearls were placed on the trees to appear as snow.  I hope that doesn't make the card too feminine.   I sure struggle more with masculine cards than I do feminine cards.    How about you???

We are having friends in tonight for dinner and cards.  I am fixing Prime Rib, potatoes and rolls.  She is bring desert and a salad.  I do not have any experience fixing Prime Rib.  Do you?  I will have snacks too as we will stay up to see the New Year. 

Joan's Gardens
Spellbinders--------------------Lacey Squares
Ink------------------------------Versa Mark
Embossing Folder-------------Swiss Dot by Cuttlebug  and Branch and Tree by Sizzix
Punch---------------------------Martha Stewart Snow Flake


Jerri Jimenez said...

A beautiful winter birthday card Joan, Billy will love it!

Glenda said...

Well there's an idea. This is lovely. I love this look and forget to use it often!

Colleen said...

It looks masculine to me and I love the white on the dark.

Darlene said...

WOW I LOVE this one Joan! I haven't used this technique in a long time! Thanks for inspiration and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jupiter Family said...

Happy New Year!!
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Cherie said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! He will love it!

Patti J said...

Billy will be delighted with this gorgeous card, Joan! It's beautifully done, and so wintery and serene!

Linda W. said...

I love the white on the dark background Joan! I used to do that a lot and now I'll revive it for some of my cards.

Have a great New year celebration!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Joan. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!