January 6, 2012

Outdoorsy Birthday

Hello everyone, well my younger brother's birthday is coming up so I made him this card.  I had bought this Outdoor Paper stack a while back to use to start making more male cards to build up my stash.  It has some really great papers in it and all kinds of other goodies, tags, embellishments, words, letters etc.
The background papers and the "log" are from the Outdoor paper stack, oh also the center tag where the happy birthday is stamped and heat embossed.
The diamond shapes I made from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge using Cricut Craft Room to extend it out.  The original shape was a square but using one of the little design handles I was able to pull out the shape and turn it to make it into a diamond shape.  First time I used this design handle and I really liked it and think it will come in handy designing.  The diamonds were cut from plain white cardstock, then sprayed with Walnut Inks, they are really cool and add a kind of antique texture to the paper.  I only have a 4 color pack and really need to get more colors.  :).
The pine cone I cut from the camp Out cartridge and covered it with Crackle Accents.
The inside I added another of the diamond shapes and then stamped the sentiment.  One of my New Years resolutions is to finish the inside of cards, now this one I had to finish because I will be sending it out to my brother, but hope my resolutions holds up otherwise LOL
Thanks for stopping by, love to read your comments.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors and the unusual shapes used. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful! Your brother will be very pleased!

catherine said...

this is a beautiful card and the papers are lovely
x catherine

Sharon said...

This is just fabulous Donna!!! I love those outdoorsy papers! He is gonna love it! :)

Cricut Couple said...

Donna, this card is AMAZING! I just love the papers you chose and how you put everything together. It's just fantastic!

Stephanie said...

Love this. That's great paper. Really made a handsome card.