Side Step Card

There are so many really neat cards designs out there.  I recently stumbled on the side step card design and knew I needed to try one. So with my husbands birthday coming (actually to day), I figure this would be the perfect opportunity.  Here is my interpretation of the side step card.

Mike's Birthday Card 13 - Version 2


I thought this type of card would be something my husband could put on his desk.  So I wanted to make sure to include a photo.  The original side step card design I saw started with an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2 ” base but I wanted it to be a bit bigger.  So I redesigned it using an 11″ x 7 ‘ base, that way it would accommodate a 3″ x 4″ photo. The base is outdoor denim card stock by CTMH. I then used Basic Grey – Oliver collection for the pattern paper and embellishments.  I did use an aqua blue and deep red card stock which matches the Oliver collection.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the large gear. Then using CTMH Perfect Fit Birthday stamp set, I slightly curved the stamps and used Barn Red CTMH ink. I wanted to be able to put a note to wish a happy birthday so I made a pocket to accommodate a tag using Daisy white card stock.

Mike's Birthday Card 14 - Version 2



Embossed Resist Technique

Check out this really cool technique!  I could not wait to try it.  So I designed one of the Birthday workshop cards useing this technique.

For my card I used my Silhouette to cut out the card base in creme brûlée.  I also used the Silhouette to cut the circle and leaves for the card. I then used the “It’s your day” stamp set to emboss the 3/4 inch colonial white strip with clear embossing powder.  I then took a dauber and applied ink to the strip.  In this design I used one of the retired inks, garden green.   I also used some CTMH creme brulee flowers with white brads in the center. The sentiment is one of the new stamp sets from the new catalog which goes live February 1st, the stamp set is from the Chantilly card workshop on the go.

Resist Circle Card 1 - Version 2

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