- Kraft cardstock always makes a good base for masculine cards. It just seems to neutralize and ground other colors. I layered the blue surf paper, a strip of polka dot paper, then a banner cut from coordinating solid paper on top of the kraft base.
- "Make a Wish" is stamped in brown, then the distressed polka dot border is stamped on top of all the layers in red pigment ink.
- The card needed some embellishments, but what to use to keep it masculine? Ah, Tim Holtz accents of course! A strip of tissue tape and some salvage stickers add color and a "grown up" vintage touch. In keeping with the Tim goodies, I used my tiny attacher to make sure the stickers stay put. This area is my favorite part of this card. And of course...notice that I used the ruler strip with "20" on it since it is Cal's twentieth birthday.
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|Cardstock:||Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’|
|Patterned Paper:||Fancy Pants ‘Beach Bum’|
|Stamps:||My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally ‘Adventures’|
|Inks:||Stampin’ Up! craft ‘Real Red’; StazOn ‘Timber Brown’|
|Embellishments:||Tim Holtz salvage stickers ‘Lost & Found’; TH tissue tape ‘Symphony’|
|Tools:||TH Tiny Attacher|