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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Julee, from Verve Stamps, posted a fab card this week for the Verve Diva Dare challenge, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to have to CASE it for a masculine birthday card (you can find Julee's card here).
One of the first things that caught my eye on Julee's card was all the die cut negatives. I don't have many small sizes of star dies, so I made do with what I have, and I really like how my die cut stars turned out. With the brown ink and Stickles on the edges of both the positive and the negative die cuts, it looks like the stars just burned themselves right out of the paper. ;) The stars that I cut out also have a gold embossed star in the center of each one (from the Verve Super Dad stamp set), and a few of those same embossed stars are directly on the card, too. The smallest stars are brads. Besides the negative die cuts, I also CASEd Julee's layout, color palette, and distressing.

I used the same dp on the inside of the card, in a different configuration.

Thanks for stopping by, and have yourself a crafty week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Verve - May Diva Dare (Stars and Stripes) (I used the Super Dad stamp set by Verve)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #72: Red, White, Blue, and Ribbon theme
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Into the Woods (I used a wood grain dp)

~Hugs,

 
Stamps: Birthday Sentiments (MFT Stamps); Super Dad (Verve); Signature Greetings II (PTI)
Paper: A Little Beachy (Sara Sullivan, Design House Digital); Sailing (Tia Hoffman, Design House Digital)
Ink: Distress Ink; Zig marker; Sharpie marker
Dies: Stars Five (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Garden Rail edge punch (Martha Stewart); embossing powder (Recollections); ribbon; pearls; star brads; mini staples; Stickles; paper piercer; Washi tap; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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11 comments :

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! Love the vintage look and how you paired the distressing with the bling of your glitter!! Thanks for joining our Red White and Blue Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Marisa said...

You did a fabulous job casing her! Love the touches of gold sparkle and wonderful distressing. Thanks for joining us for htis month's Diva Dare!

Maria said...

Absolutely fabulous masculine card!!! Love the rustic look and all those wonderful stars!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous! Just love your stitched accents and the glitter lined stars.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is just Awesome, I love how you not only cut them out and it does look like they were burned out but I love all the different stars you added to it too, great inside too!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card and I agree it dies look like the stars have been burnt through the card, very effective. Love the brown and red combination too. A lovely rustic feel to this piece and a fabulous design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the color...patriotic and fun! The birthday theme is great, and the old country theme, including the wood panel inside is just wonderful. I LOVE the stars! Fabulous! Thank you so much for taking a walk with us through the woods this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just an outstanding masculine card! Love both your positive and negative stars. Super job!

Heather said...

Love your card!! Love the overall feel, the distressing..and colors...gorgeous!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Hugs
Heather

Teresa Kline said...

luv the vintage look of your card!

enjoy *~*

Maura said...

Congratulations! It is a gorgeous card!