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!

GD Masculine Birthday

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!

GD Celebration1

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.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter to win the new Glitz Collections!!  Check out these posts for more info:  Afternoon Muse, Laced with Grace, & Love Games!

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

Celebration Card
Glitz Design “Hoopla” paper:  Hoopla Frames
Glitz Designs “Hoopla” Rub Ons
Other:  White cardstock, Rhinestones, String, Button, Scallop border punch (EK Success)

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