A brotherly birthday card

A quick change of direction from all things convention today, as I share the birthday card I made for my brother recently.

I’d just made a batch of these shadow box cards for a special swap at convention (whoops – didn’t get too far away from it after all did I! Wink) and decided to adapt the design to make a masculine card. Originally, I planned to put the frame through the Woodgrain embossing folder but the card was too big (it’s A5) and the folder itself too big to turn sideways through the Big Shot to emboss in sections. So instead I opted to stamp the Woodgrain background with ink – it works too I think Smile

Woodgrain (117100) was stamped onto Early Espresso card, in two sections, using Early Espresso ink and then a Labels Collection Framelits (125598) aperture die cut from the centre. Versamark ink was used to stamp the compass from the Open Sea set (W123030 or C123032) into the top corner of the front frame and then heat embossed with Gold EP. The logbook image from the same set was randomly stamped over a Crumb Cake mat, with Early Espresso ink, stamping off first for a paler look. After stamping the ship onto Very Vanilla card with Midnight Muse ink, it was cut out by hand, matted onto Midnight Muse card and cut again with a margin around. This was adhered direct to the background layer. The world map was stamped onto a Very Vanilla die cut Label with Midnight Muse ink, stamping off first and then the sentiment, from Bring on the Cake (W121899 or 121958) was stamped over the top with Early Espresso ink. After matting the sentiment onto a larger die cut Label of Midnight Muse card, it was adhered to the card front overlapping the aperture.

Another sentiment layer was added to the back of the card for my own message to my brother using a Label die cut from Very Vanilla and stamped with the sentiment and image also from Bring on the Cake, using Early Espresso ink.

I’ll be back with more swaps from convention tomorrow – hope you’re not bored of them yet?

Sara xx

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