This is the birthday card I made for our golf loving friend Brett. I've CASED this card made by Sandy J. I thought it was such a novel way to use the Pennant Parade set! The card base was made with Marina Mist CS and I cut a panel of Bashful Blue CS for the front of the card. I sponged blue inks at the top and I've added die cut clouds. For the bottom part of the card I've used a grassy patterned paper and torn Pear Pizzazz CS. I used a pennant stamp for the trees and cut pieces of Early Espresso CS for trunks - the front tree is popped up. I punched the oval in the grassy paper and placed Early Espresso CS behind. I used Creamy Caramel CS for the flag post and I attached it behind the punched oval before gluing the patterned paper to the card. I embossed some Whisper White CS with a dotty embossing folder, punched out a circle, sponged the edges with ink and popped the circle up with the debossed side uppermost to make the golf ball. For the flag I used Real Red CS for a pop of colour. The Happy Birthday sentiment from the Vintage Frames set JUST fitted inside the flag - I popped the flag up.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I don't enjoy making masculine cards as much as I like making cards with flowers and butterflies - but I have to say this card was a lot of fun to put together! One of the best things about making cards is being able to make something meaningful for someone, I loved being able to make a card that reflected Brett's hobby!
Stamps: SU! Pennant Parade, Vintage Frames & Happiest Birthday Wishes sets
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Real Red & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Doodlebug Back Yard
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Petite Pennants Builder, Large Oval, 1" circle & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches, Memory Box Puffy Clouds dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals