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Bold & Bright Birthday

Hi there

Today, I want to share one of the cards we made in my recent masculine cards class. This is a complete contrast to the soft and feminine Mother's Day card in my last post. I was inspired by this card from the lovely Paula Dobson over at Stampinantics.  

To create a bold masculine look I have gone with lots of black and contrasted it with the brightness of Tempting Turquoise. The background has been sponged with daubers. The black frame has been popped up and the 'happy' has 5 layers so that it matches the inside height of the frame. The overall effect is that it looks like it has been carved out out of solid black.  This technique would also look great with the 'hello' and 'thanks' thinlits from the 'Hello You' set. 



The black frame was cut with the 4th (counting from the centre) framelit from the Squares Collection and then moved along to cut out the remaining piece to give a length of 9.5cm (3 3/4"). The greeting has been heat embossed in black to keep it bold and finished with a black candy dot. 

Project Details
Stamps Four You
Card stock & Papers     Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Accessories Neutrals Candy Dots
Tools     Squares Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot, Black embossing powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Xyron (not SU)

Have a great week!



love love love this card - so cool in real life too .... brilliant Judy

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