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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Matthew's Birthday Card

Hello again,
     It was my oldest son's birthday this past Wednesday, wow hard to believe he is now 22 years old. I bought the Totally Tool stamp set from Stampin' Up!, because he is an electrician. As soon as I saw this stamp set I just had to have it, I knew it would be perfect for him, and any other male cards that I may have to make. 

I looked around all over the internet looking for inspiration to make his card. I had a rough idea of what I wanted but just wasn't sure. This is the card I ended up with. I saw a bunch of different ideas and took a little inspiration from each and created my own which is loosely based on 3 or 4 other ideas, and I sized it to make it a card. I covered the saying on each of the idividual stamps and just Versamarked the tool itself. I then used detail black embossing powder and heat embossed it. Next I used my Versamark marker and colored the areas I felt should be silver, and I sprinkled these parts with sterling silver embossing powder and heat embossed these parts. Next I colored in the other parts like the handle of the screwdriver, the tape part of the tape measure, and the hammer handle. I used a chain I had and attached it to a belt loop to make a "key chain" of sorts. I used the Happy Birthday greeting from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set. I wanted more than just a sentiment and I found a great greeting inside of another birthday card. I printed it out onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and cut it into the shape of a tag. Next I punched a hole in the top and attached ribbon and slipped it into one of the pockets (along with gift cards in the other pockets). As you can tell from the photo, the gift cards have been removed. I didn't want to take pictures or post this card until after his birthday in case someone saw it.
I hope you like and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and ask.
Happy Crafting, Tina

1 comment:

  1. What a terrific card! I have friends and relatives who would benefit from those stamps. You are so creative! I love the belt loop/birthday sentiment. I admire your work a lot!

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