Patriotic…… Happy Birthday

This is a card for the fellas in our lives.  I usually struggle to make ‘guy-type’ cards and I don’t think I am alone in that.  But I set myself a challenge a couple of months ago to do a class featuring 4 different designs of cards for our men-folk.  Quite unconsciously this ended up as red, white and blue and since we shall be celebrating July 4th later this week I thought it was a perfect time to share.

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The Stamp Set is Stampin’ Up!’s Open Sea – a perfect set for guys.

Base card: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Night of Navy, scored at 4 1/4

Layer  1 : 5 1/4 x 4 Real Red

Layer 2 : 5 x 3 3/4 Whisper White

Ink Colors: Real Red, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand

I think the actual stamping is pretty straight forward, the compass image was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White,  then punched with 1 1/4″ Circle punch  then layered onto Night of Navy card punched with 1 3/8 Circle punch.  The middle finished off with a real red candy dot and a strip of Chevron Ribbon which sort of finished off the nautical theme.

Because the base card is a dark color I added an insert in Whisper White, this measures 5 1/4 x 4, and you can just see peeping out from the  side I stamped the anchor image from the Open Sea set in Real Red (and again on the envelope)

I hope you enjoyed this one, I always welcome comments and if you have suggestions for projects, folds, techniques etc – please let me know.

Happy July 4th everyone!

Here are the main supplies used:


Happy StamMy Project 4-001ping 🙂

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you.


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