Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Manly Celebrations

This family filled weekend started off with us celebrating my Father In Laws 78th birthday... I couldn't resist the urge to sparkle - even a masculine card!
 I created this easy and masculine Birthday card using our Crumb Cake cardstock as a base... I ran it thru our lattice impression plate.  I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink to age it and show the definition of the pattern... using my Color Coach I used the Chocolate Chip paper, the Garden Green and then stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and our new stamp set from the Occasions Mini and our Vintage Brads....
I couldn't resist... I pulled out the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch and after sponging the Chocolate Chip I spritzed it... the shimmer didn't detract from the masculine-ness of the card but did add a lil flare... I just LOVE this simple and guy inspired card... my father in law is a simple man who loves his family... this simple card really reflects his style. 

I used the Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere each layer and with the texture of the lattice impression....
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