Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Birthdays Galore in April

April is a very busy month of birthdays for us as a family with both my husband and daughter, plus, several birthdays on both my side and my husband's side of the families. Then there are a few friends and team members too!

A few are significant numbers this year too! So I thought I better get started (although it already feels a bit too late!) and get creating. The first one I did was for my niece for her 18th but I will blog about that a little later, hopefully, she gets it beforehand as I think she follows some of my social media posts.

The next card I did today was for my husband's birthday this Friday. Although he no longer drives I felt the Classic Garage Suite of products would make a perfect masculine card for him, as he loves to tinker with things and was (and still is in some ways) mechanically minded. Never wanting to throw something away in case it could come in handy or be used for a project in the future.

I enjoyed using this suite in a masculine card workshop that I ran a little while back featuring Embossing Paste to create a brickwork background to those cards, you can see them in this post here.

I used a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock as my card base and then cut two pieces of coordinating designer series paper panels from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack and mounted these on a panel of Basic Black cardstock. Before adhering it to my card front I wrapped a piece of Striped Metallic Ribbon in black and silver over the area where the DSP pieces met.

I then inked up the 'All Geared Up to Celebrate' greeting from the Geared Up Garage stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed that with some Black Embossing Powder. I should have used my Embossing Buddy before I inked the DSP and embossed it as I had some random specks of embossing powder outside my greeting that got heat embossed. Oh well, you do have oil spills and flecks of dirt in a garage don't you!! That must be what got on my card LOL!

I really enjoyed adding detail and texture to my die cut gears from the Garage Gears Dies, which was inspired by Patty Bennett, and created a great realistic and grunge look don't you think?

This was the process I used:

  1. Die cut the gears from Crumb Cake cardstock.
  2. Sponge various inks over parts of the gears. I used Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide inks.
  3. Smooch Versamark ink over the gears and cover with Clear Embossing Powder.
  4. Heat set with a heat tool.
  5. While warm sprinkle a few flecks of Copper Embossing Powder over some areas.
  6. Reheat to set.

I then mounted the gears onto my card front using our Mini Dimensionals and with a Glue Dot I adhered one of the cute spanners from the Classic Garage Metal Elements. 

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside of my card which I sponged the edges with Tranquil Tide and placed a strip of the DSP on the bottom section to carry the theme through. This was my finished card.

I am sure he is going to love it, and he hasn't seen it in my craft room yet, even though he brought me in a drink just a minute ago while I was writing this post!

Don't forget to pop back again to see the other birthday cards I make this month and one was a first Twist & Pop Card that I have made and it was fun!

If you want to recreate this card for a man in your life then you can find the items I used listed below and clicking on the images will take you direct to my Online Store. Happy shopping!

Don't forget to use this month's Host Code to share in the host rewards - see my blog post here about my new Host Code Club offer (or click the link above).

A new catalogue is coming soon and with it will be new products and a new In Color range. We have been given a sneak peak at the names and I wonder what colour tones they will be....

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Online With Mae button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: maecollins2@gmail.com, if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Up! ' Products Used:

Heat Tool
Glue Dots

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