Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday Card Stamp a Stack

Hi Everyone:  I have been neglecting my blog and blog visits this week.  It has been a busy week getting ready for the Birthday Card Stamp a Stack tomorrow.  I have 12 ladies coming and making 10 cards so that is a lot of designing and card stock cutting.  I think I am all together for tomorrow and I know we will be having FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Over the next several posts, I will be sharing the various cards that we will be making tomorrow.

So for the first one:

Stamps for Man Cards are usually hard to find, so this one, "Packed for Dad", is a great one.  I am thinking that there are a lot of different ways to use this stamp.  This card also smells very nice with the new Vanilla Emboss Powder that is available in the Occasion Mini catalogue.  Ooh so many things.

This card uses the Spotlight technique and highlights some the various man things to make them stand out.

To give this card a further man feeling, I used the spritzer and spritzed a little Soft Suede ink around and completed the sentiment with a Metal Brad

Stamps: Packed for Dad (w-125672 $ 11.95 p. 39 2012 Occasions Mini), Patterned Party (c – 123067 $22.95, W – 123065 $32.95, p. 68, 2011-2012 IB&C)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Well Worn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Craft, Soft Suede,
Accessories: Soft Suede Marker, Spritzer, Metal Brad, Big Shot, Circles Die, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Vanilla Scented Emboss Powder
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Enjoy your weekend and until next time...


  1. Karen all the best with your Stamp A Stack Class. This is such a fabulous card and image to spotlight and use for a male card. I love the birthday banner across the bottom too.

  2. Sensational layout and papers on this wonderful masculine design! I know the ladies at the Stamp a Stack are going to love it! Have a wonderful day, Karen!

  3. Wonderful layout Karen, have a fun filled day.

  4. Such a great man card! I hope you all have a really fun day!

  5. This is such a great card! I love the spotlight technique and wonderful rich colors you chose - fantastic card! x0x0

  6. Terrific card for a man! Hope all have a great time.

  7. Awesome masculine card! I LOVE this technique!

  8. Karen great card. LOVE spotlighting and haven't done it in a long time. I'm having a tough time using the "packed" stamps, but your card is stirring inspiration!
    Have fun with your Stamp a Stack sounds like a great group is coming. Never had one of those either.
    PS:Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Mexico is going to be ALL work, and must leave 4 am tomorrow, so off to the buggy early tonight.

  9. Oooh...I am always such a scaredy cat to do this spotlighting technique. You're awesome!


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