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There's a special birthday coming up at our house, and I'm trying to work on another card. BUT...if I don't get it finished, or if it's a real wart, I think this one will work. I did this effort after seeing a Julie Ebersole Hello Monday video and liking the results.
- Penny Black The Garden die cut from watercolor paper, using the Sizzix Precision Plate (couple of passes and the bits came out fairly well. This one is _very_ intricate). With the Precision Plate, I did not have to say any unkind or unpleasant words when removing the bits...oh Happy Day.
- DI paints (a NBUS..I've collected the colors of the months and never used the first paint or stain!). Used blues & Citrus Green - trying to leave some white space. This does NOT show up nicely in the photo, but looks quite pretty IRL.
- Wood grain embossed white background under the overlay (doesn't show in the photo either, and not all that great IRL, could just as easily have skipped this step).
- MBox - painted happy die - 4 layers - cut from a snippet of same cardstock which made the base of the side fold card. Added glossy accents to the piece after adhering to the card.
(Fun Birthday Sentiments - separated the clear stamps to use part of the sentiment) Birthday stamped in black on a snippet of green dp that complimented the Citrus Green, angled one edge, and called 'er done.
What do you think? Is this too frou-frou for a guy card? It may have to serve as one, if I don't get the 'fer real' one done in time! Our family has lots of birthdays coming up soon, so it will go to SOMEbody in the family :-).
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