Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bayou Birthday

I don't know about anyone else, but I am so sick of making Christmas cards! It was fun while it lasted, but I started in September, so I've about had it! I still have to make a few more to give to my family, but I'm just not feeling it right now!

I decided to take a break from Christmas and make a birthday card for my step-father, whose birthday is in January. I always have such a hard time with masculine cards, so I bought the Blue Bayou Prints designer paper specifically for the boys and men in my life! I'm going to make my son a piggy bank for Christmas using it (altering a can). But I digress...

This is a sketch from the SU! demo website. I used Blue Bayou, of course, as my card base and layered on the designer paper. I attached some double-stitched ribbon across the front and embossed the sentiment from Sincere Salutations with white ep. For the image, I used Baroque Motifs (this stamp set can be used for ANYTHING!). I stamped the big flourish in Soft Sky, then stamped the big image in Blue Bayou over top.

3 comments:

dd2njoy said...

Love it Shannon!!! I hear you on the Christmas cards,it'll be nice to get into something different!
Thanks for the card in the mail!!
It's gorgeous,how did you know I {heart} snowmen!!!!

My Paper World said...

Great masculine card! The colours are fab!

obsessedwithcupcakes said...

This card is great. I have the hardest time making cards for men. I am teaching my first class tomorrow on embellishments.