Friday, August 12, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card using New CTMH Products

It's what I refer to as Birthday Week in our household.  Three birthday's in less than a week just in my immediate family, plus a few more in our extended family.

Here's the first card, a masculine card using some products from the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book with a few tiny scraps from my Urban paper packet from last year.


I used Sapphire Ink on Sapphire Cardstock using my Ink Blot stamp set on the strip of cardstock on the left.  I embossed the Whisper Cardstock (and sponged the edges) with the new Simple Chevron embossing folder,  the star is from our new Thin-Cuts Stars Die.   The Saffron pieces are also sponged with Saffron Ink

The patterned pieces are all leftover from the CTMH Urban pack - I stretched that pack so far that all I have left right now are some pieces that are about an inch or so wide and the zip-strips that I cut off the top of the 12x12 sheets.

I also used my Mini Stapler and add some staples to the edge of the Whisper Twine and the Pennants at the top.  I really love using the mini-staples when doing masculine cards or layouts. 


It was hard to get a good photo, but the sparkle that you see on the star die cut is from the new Clear Shimmer Brush, it leaves just a little shine and I love that I didn't have to pull out the glue and glitter. 


Close To My Heart Products Used:

12" × 12" Sapphire Cardstock
Urban Paper Pack (retired)


Shimmer Brush—Clear
Thin Cuts—Stars
Simple Chevron Embossing Folder


5 1/2" × 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Hello, Life - Scrapbooking stamp set (retired)
Hello, Life - Cardmaking stamp set (retired)


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