My husband celebrated his birthday on Earth Day, April 22nd… which meant that I needed to design him a card. I don’t have many guy-friendly stamp sets, but luckily I had just received the Loads of Fun stamp set for FREE due to my Stampin’ Up! sales during our Sale-a-bration promotion (who doesn’t love free stamp sets?!!). The images in the Loads of Fun stamp set are perfect for the guys in my house, especially my ATV-riding husband.
I used stampin’ pastels (chalk) and the faux tearing technique to create a hill for the ATV. See my next post for a mini tutorial with this technique. I colored in parts of the ATV with a silver encore pen to give it a chrome look. And if you look closely, I added paper piercing along the top edge of the white cardstock. The rest should be pretty self-explanatory.
And since my card base was black, I added white cardstock to the inside of my card for signatures. Rather than leave it plain, I decorated it a bit with a black ATV image and a strip of designer paper. I don’t normally do anything to the inside of my cards, but I really like the way it looks, so perhaps I should start!
Stamp sets: loads of fun, on your birthday; Inks: basic black, taken with teal, basic gray; Cardstock: basic black, whisper white, creamy caramel, sweet pea DSP; Embellishments: silver encore pen, creamy caramel button, black hemp twine, basic black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ pastels; Tools: sponge dauber, curly label punch, paper piercer, mat pack