I embossed along the top, and then again at the bottom, leaving the strip for my sticker sentiment (wish EBE had a better birthday set ... the only one I had was too big for this width of card). I added some Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots and a my Prize Stag die cut from coordinating textured cardstock to make this a masculine design.
I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing with the Design Team from My Sweet Petunia for a Blog Hop & Giveaway with Joy Clair Stamps. This was a new-to-me stamp company, so I was thrilled to get to try three new stamp sets for my designs.
I used the happy spring colors of orange & golden yellow for my design ... and then found some coordinating flowers in my stash to accent my text.
I love that I get things right on the first try with my MISTI instead of stamping several different pieces until I finally obtain full coverage.
The next set from Joy Clair is called Dad's Day. I always love having more masculine stamps in my stash. I couldn't wait to create the perfect father's day card for one of the men in my family.
The stamp sets included coordinating cut files, but since I didn't have a cutting machine, I had a friend cut them for me. I was able to use temporary adhesive to adhere my die cut to a piece of scrap cardstock and then perfectly stamp my ribbon in Bronze Metallic ink ... love that.
And yes, that is denim material on my card. I used fabric stiffener and then was able to cut and adhere it to my card front with strong double-sided tape. I used a bronze metallic sharpie to color my ribbon and added a bit of grey Spectrum Noir to the fart cloud.
For my final card, I did fun single-layer-all-over-stamping design using Joy Clair Snow Fall (isn't that a magnificent collection of snowflakes) ... it's so fun to create my own designer paper. I started with a piece of DCWV ombre paper and then used lots of purple inks from my collection to create my snowy storm.
I accented the flake centers with three shades of purple glitter epoxy dots.
There are prizes with this hop ... for a chance to win, you must leave a comment on every blog post to win the Joy Clair or MISTI giveaways. MISTI Winners will be announced on this page of the My Sweet Petunia blog on April 14th.
Here's a picture of the stamp, so you can see how the pattern was created.
Isn't it cook how it created the perfectly square grid .. love the ability to stamp with such precision (click through to the larger picture for the details).
Sentiments are from Paper Smooches Lots of Love. I used one of the angled Creative Corners for my Love You Sentiment and the magnetic Creative Corners to repeatedly stamp XO. I finished with a combination of stamped & punched hearts.
When I saw that redbugdriver was today's Featured Stamper at SplitcoastStampers, I knew I had to make a card inspired by one of her Inspiration Challenge designs. She's always one of the faithful for that Saturday Challenge, and I always appreciated that so much.
I pulled out my Hipster Animals and added an almost equally rockin' mustache to my dog. Sentiment is from the new Irreverent Birthday Messages (because doesn't a dog wearing a fedora & glasses scream *irreverent*).