Welcome to my crafty blog and a clean & simple masculine card using stamps and dies from Julie Hickey Designs. I’ve been thinking about how to use the layout from CAS Colours and Sketches and decided these banner sentiments were just right with a few die cut stars and the colours from As You See It
The first step was to blend the three shades of blue around the edge of a 5×5 card blank. I don’t ahve the SU colours, so used Distress Oxides in ‘chipped sapphire’, ‘mermaid lagoon’ & ‘salvaged patina’. Once dry I attached a layer of white card to the card front.
I then die cut three banners with the ‘message banners’ die and blended one of the three blues onto each one, together with three small stars from Julie’s ‘you’re a star’ set. I stamped different ‘birthday messages’ onto each banner using black Archival ink and glued them onto the card front, offsetting the middle one. Each of the stars then went at the end the matching banner.
I felt it still needed something more, so finished with a few Glossies stars in a matching blue.
Not bad for a card that bascially evolved as I went along!