Saturday, 9 February 2013

a bald eagle birthday...

I make a lot of birthday cards; I mean A LOT.  So surprise, surprise I have another birthday card to share with you.

This is one I put together with a masculine feel to it.  It came together quickly and I was so pleased with it when it was finished.  I like to think of it as proof that you can add lots of embellishments - even some sparkle ; ) - and still come up with something manly.

The little silver brads were too shiny; so I distressed them a bit with black and grey sharpies.  I kind of wish I had made them a distressed copper to go with that gorgeous copper sparkle from the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (yes, you can even make a manly card using something called "Smooch Spritz", but I think it's because the name "Log Cabin" cancels out the 'smooch' and 'spritz').  All in all I think that the distressed mini brads ended up pulling the copper shimmer and the vintage metal tag edge together; you be the judge.

Here's my card; I hope you enjoy...


early espresso cardstock

very vanilla cardstock

autumn meadows designer series paper


early espresso classic

early espresso stampin' write marker

bling and things:

early espresso quilted satin ribbon

log cabin smooch spritz

mini vintage tags

silver mini brads

linen thread

tools and toys:

big shot 

designer frames embossing folder

framed tulips embossing folder

paper snips


paper piercer

stampin' pierce mat

snail adhesive

stampin' dimensionals

rotary paper cutter

grey sharpie

black sharpie

simply scored

stamp sets:

in wilderness

happiest birthday wishes


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous masculine card! Love the eagle image and the added glitter...great job!