Celebrate Birthdays with Laurie Schmidlin
Good morning! Laurie here, and I’ve got a couple of birthday cards to share with you!
This first card is for my Father-In-Law. I don’t know about you, but I normally really struggle when I sit down to create masculine cards. Ribbons, flowers, rhinestones, and all those pretty embellishments…they are definitely more in my comfort zone. Well, as I was looking through my package of Paper Layers (from the Love Nest Collection), I came across the coolest map with an old vintage sailboat on it and before I knew it my card was finished!
After roughing up the edges of the map Paper Layer, I layered on some vellum that I stamped with the ledger background stamp (from the Distressing Set 3). I kept the embellishments to a minimum using only various strings and a brad.
And now for something completely different! :-) For this card I went clean, crisp, & fun!
Using my patterned paper (Hoopla Frames from the Hoopla Collection) as an accent and utilizing more white space enabled the rub on I chose (from the Hoopla Collection) to really pop! Again, I kept the embellishments to a minimum so as not to take away from the vibrant image.
Have a fabulous day! ~Laurie
Masculine Birthday Card
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Paper Layer
Glitz Design Clear Stamps: Distressing Set 3
Other: Father Knows Best stamp set (PTI), White cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Java Versamagic ink, Clear detail embossing powder, Sewing machine, Brad (Making Memories, String
Glitz Design “Hoopla” paper: Hoopla Frames
Glitz Designs “Hoopla” Rub Ons
Other: White cardstock, Rhinestones, String, Button, Scallop border punch (EK Success)