Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Card

I always struggle to make a manly card - not just for my hubby, but for any guy!  So, often I try to think of things that he is interested in.  In the case of my DH, I have done just about everything.  I decided to do one based on the season.  This card could have easily been a Fall or Thanksgiving card.
The background is created using a Crayon Rub Embossing technique I saw on Splitcoaster Stampers. .  I used brown crayons with the Woodgrain Embossing folder from Tim Hotz and then added ink over it with various brown shades and a brayer.  I just kept adding various browns until I got it to where I wanted.  The stamp is Rustic Autumn Wheel from Heartfelt Creations and are the individual Pumpkin Stamps and the matching Pumpkin diecuts are from Spellbinders.  I colored the scene and individual Pumpkins with Copic markers.  After diecutting the pumpkins, I then trimmed the largest one along the front portion and popped it up along with the medium one.  I mounted all onto a base card and added leather photocorners from my stash.  The Happy Birthday is cut from Gold Metallic Cardstock on my Cricut Machine from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge and I used my Gypsy to make it 4 in wide and 1.25 in tall.

Hubby was very happy with his Happy Birthday card!

1 comment:

  1. Nice card! Going to have to look into the Crayon Rub embossing technique - really like it!