This is #2 of my swaps for the birthday card swap at Stampin' Addicts that I did recently. The category for this one is MASCULINE. For some reason, saddle stitch ribbon and buttons are very masculine to me. I don't know why. Woodgrain and blocky letters fit in there too.
I hope this isn't too fussy for a guy card. And I ended up using more than one set for this.... I couldn't help it!! I really try to stick to just one set for swap cards so that they are good for demonstrating at a workshop. No point in overwhelming new stampers. They will find out soon enough how addictive this stuff is ;)
To create the dovetail on the banner, I measure up 1" from the bottom and pencil marked a dot in the center, then cut from each corner up to the dot with a scissor.
Since I used the clear mount stamps, I cut the Happy Birthday stamp into 2 pieces and was able to easily have different colors for each word, and to stack them instead of having them be one line. And when I want to have them be one line and the same color again, all I have to do is line the cut edges up on one block instead of two! The best of both worlds:)
- Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Button, Button, Woodgrain BG
- Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
- Ink: Whisper White Craft, River Rock, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
- Other: Big Shot with Labels Framelits and Buttons #5 sizzlet , Signo White gel pen, White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals