Here’s a great card for those guys that have birthdays coming up. Using Deep Red‘s cling stamps, Birthday Rx and Laurel and Hardy Nice Mess, you can quickly put together this masculine birthday card for all those birthday boys on your list.
Create your card using a standard A2 size card base (when folded it will measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Mat decorative paper with a solid mat to help it pop, here I used the plaid with a black mat. Add a narrow strip of black about an inch from the bottom of the mats, place 3 brads on the left hand side through all layers. Adhere the mats, centered, to the card front. Emboss the Laurel and Hardy image with black embossing powder on white cardstock, trim leaving a narrow border all around. Note - when you trim your embossed image cut the lower portion of the embossed stamp off (it reads, ‘you’ve gotten me into’). Glue the trimmed image to a piece of black cardstock and trim again leaving a narrow margin all around. If you don’t like the faces white color them with a flesh-colored pen to your liking. Place pop up dimensionals on the back of the matted Laurel and Hardy and place them on the lower portion of the matted papers.
On the inside Emboss the Birthday Rx on a complementary colored cardstock. Trim, rounding corners and mat on black cardstock, trim to desired size and round corners on the black mat. Using either a punch or a craft knife cut an opening on each side of the matted sentiment. Cut two strips from the same decorative paper you used on the front, narrow enough to go through the cut openings. Slip the strips through the openings and tape on the back of the matted sentiment. Cut a complementary designer print paper with Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One. Adhere the matted sentiment and the paper ribbon strips to the label bending the paper ribbons to the back of the label taping them in place. Glue the matted sentiment to the middle of the inside of your card.
Alter your designer papers and mats to change the look of your card.
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’
Supplies from store:
4×504481: Deep Red cling stamp Laurel and Hardy Nice Mess
3X404304: Deep Red cling stamp Birthday Rx
S4-406: Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One
657900: Sizzix Big Shot
Supplies from my stash: Decorative and plain designer paper, cardstock, glue, brads, embossing powder, heat gun