Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chevron Birthday

Here's my card for this week's sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I combined the sketch with the current Lawnscaping challenge to focus on a sentiment and with the current brown theme at CAS-ology to come up with this clean and simple masculine birthday design.

Happy Birthday-Designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
I used the smallest chevron image from Lawn Fawn's Chevron Backdrops set to make the graphic pattern at the bottom of the card.  To get the chevrons stamped at different angles, I did a little masking with sticky notes along with my stamping.  The chevrons are stamped in kraft colored pigment ink for a nice, rich look against the kraft cardstock.  Once the ink had dried, I used an ink blending tool to add a little distress ink around the panel's edges.

For a little contrast to the kraft chevrons, I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the So Much to Say set in a darker brown ink, following the angle of the stamped chevrons.  I matted the stamped panel on a dark brown card base, then added a trio of enamel dots around the sentiment.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops and So Much to Say stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa inks, Doodlebug Design Bon Bon Brown Sprinkles enamel dots

other:  Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks (Ranger)


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  2. Very nice and simple card. That would be great for a male birthday card.

  3. What a great masculine card! Brown is perfect for those! :) I love the chevron on this!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

  4. You knocked both challenges out of the park this week!! Love the chevron with the spice of the enamel dot action!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  5. Great design. I'm a big fan of those CAS cards. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  6. Oh, I love how you used that sweet chevron pattern on your card, Lori! Love it!

  7. This is just perfect CAS!!!! Love it!

  8. Super simple but super fun card!!
    Love it
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara


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