Thursday, 21 June 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Theme - Birthday

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Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month our theme is birthdays.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card.

This theme is very timely for me as in my family, a lot of birthdays fall in June! This card is for my son - I'm hoping the graphic look of the candles and hat as well as the black and grey colour scheme sufficiently offsets the lace edge that I couldn't resist using!

#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A youthful masculine - ish card featuring the Broadway Bound paper, Delicate Lace Edgelits and Subtle embossing folder

I cut an A4 piece of Basic Black cardstock to 11.5" x  6" and scored the long side at 4" and 8" which left a third section of 3.5", the edge of which I cut with one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

I attached a piece of the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper to that piece and a narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheet.  I cut some black and gold ovals with the Stitched Shapes dies and added a birthday hat that I fussy cut from another piece of that beautiful paper.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Keeping the inside of the card clean and crisp with a simple yet elegant colour scheme

To decorate the first flap, I ran a piece of Gray Granite cardstock through the big shot in the the new Subtle embossing folder which leaves an elegant and "subtle" linen look.  I also added a little offcut of the DSP.

One of the inside flaps is decorated with another piece of the DSP and in the centre is a piece of Gray Granite on which I gold heat embossed the birthday greeting.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The inside of the card showing that gorgeous lace edge and another piece of the Broadway Bound paper
As a bit of a last minute thing, I added a black and gold frame to the inside to which I later added a hand-written note.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The black and gold frame is made with the Foliage Frame Framelits

 I used the Foliage Frame Framelits to cut the black layer of the frame and some of the smaller dies in the set to cut the gold foliage which I stuck to the frame.  I hid my mess with a circle of Gray Granite cardstock which I cut with one of the Layering Circles dies.
#thecraftythinker , #cardmaking , #youthfulcard , #delicatelaceedgelit , Broadway Bound, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Masculine card, Black and White card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A close up of the black and gold frame made with the Foliage Frame Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits
I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie



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11 comments:

  1. Great card for a young man! I'm going to have to add those foliage dies to my wishlist! Thanks for joining in with the June Stampin Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie! And thank you for having me!

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  2. Wow! This is gorgeous card, Stephanie! And how did I miss these Delicate Lace Edgelits??!!

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  3. I'm with Anna Stepanie, WOW! Love your card. Also wondering how I missed those edgelits. I have been through tgat catty so many times lol, but I still missed em!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I think I may be addicted to them at the moment!

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  4. Wow! A wonderful surprise. Well done, Stephanie!

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  5. so elegant, And yup, I too missed these edgelits, BUT this is why I love to hop!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. So glad I could shed a bit of light on these gorgeous edgelits!

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