Saturday, February 08, 2014

Two FUN Birthday Cards, One Crisp, One Grungy

Needed a quick Birthday... ran to make this very simple card. (fastest one I've ever made!) LOL

Stamps: none
Paper: White 110 lb weight Cardstock, Blue Textured Bazzill CS
Paper Size: 4 & 1/2 x 5 &1/2
Ink: none
Accessories: EK Success Candles Border Punch, Darice Embossing Folder, Gold Stickles (for candles), Double sided/stitched Ribbon
Techniques: Dry Embossing

Stamps: Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
Paper: Cream CS, Black textured CS, Kraft "Clock Themed" Wrapping Paper
Paper Size: 5 x 5 &1/2
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black, Brilliance Platinum Planet Silver Archival Pigment Ink
Accessories: MS Border Fence Punch, Spellbinders Dies, Creative Memories Circle Punches, Corrugator/Paper Crimper, Silver Clock Charms, Darice "Clocks" Embossing Folders, MS Black Glitter, Stickles, Brads
Techniques: Sponging, Distressing

 A fun and grungy birthday card for Today's Inspirational Challenge : "Bed, Bath & Beyond #IC427". Inspired by the look of this Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Avion watch:

This card was made to look grungy for a masculine look. Background is a leftover piece of Kraft clock themed roll of wrapping paper from TJMaxx. I used it by corrugating/crimping it and sponging it then backing it with Black CS for added weight. The edges of the top panel are backed by a punched border made with the Fence MS Punch. ( I knew there could be more uses for that punch! ha!)... the clock embellies were charms but I cut off the the holding loops to make stand alone embellishments on the top panel.

TFL & happy weekend of crafting!  :)


  1. the first card is beautiful and the second is gorgeous America lov that design.

    gr karin

  2. Both cards are fabulous. The grunge card is my favorite.

  3. both beautiful cards! number 2 is stunning with all the clocks.