Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Great Year Birthday Card

This card is a CAS (clean and simple) card. The Paper Players have a color challenge that works well for a masculine card. It doesn't have any pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, lace, flowers or pink on it. The stamp set is in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. It is called Another Great Year. The moment I saw it I knew I wanted it to create bold masculine birthday cards. This is the first one I have created with the set.

The Paper Players, CAS, masculine, Another Great Year, birthday card, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!

To add contrast to the lettering on the banner I grabbed the White Stampin' Chalk Marker. It helps pop the words and the color adds continuity with the white on the background paper.

Supply list:
Smoky Slate card stock
Marina Mist card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Another Great Year stamp set
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' ink
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Subtles  Collection Candy Dots
Stampin' sponge

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  1. Awesome, Trude! I love how the white letters really stand out. How clever to use the chalk marker! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks Ann. Thought I would try that marker and it worked. I will have to incorporate it in more of my creations.

  2. I just love that bold sentiment, Trude! It really pops off the gently distressed background. Thanks so much for playing along with my colors this week at the Paper Players! :)

    1. Thanks Anne Marie. The challenge with such bold stamps is, how many ways can you find to use them effectively? They take up so much space. I am going to play with this one and figure it out because I like the boldness of the saying.


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