Hooray, it's another Seize the Birthday Thursday! Our optional topping for this latest challenge is STRIPES. We are happy to see any birthday card in our link-up, but perhaps using stripes will give you an extra boost of inspiration!
As I was considering how I wanted to use stripes, a nautical theme popped into my head - and, as I discovered, into my teammate Sandy's brain, as well. Here's my version:
I have two nautical stamp sets, and for this card, the one from Neat & Tangled won out. The sailboat is stamped, embossed and watercoloured. The sentiment and anchor are also heat-embossed, this time on vellum, to go with the *canvas* in the frame. The vellum allows the sailboat to pop a little more against the striped panel. Although it is not a birthday-specific sentiment, I will definitely have this in my stash as a masculine birthday card. Especially since I've already added a birthday sentiment to the inside. ;)
Be sure to check out the lovely creations on the challenge site by my fellow design team members, and our surprise party guest, Trina! I hope you'll join us.
Supplies: Stampin' Up basic black & naturals white cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, vellum, Authentique Anchored paper pad, Neat & Tangled Sailmates stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, Rogers clear embossing powder, Paper Smooches Frame 4 die, black fun foam, foam tape
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