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It’s in the Cards

February 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It's in the Cards

My dad is an avid card player, and I thought he might enjoy a birthday card with “cards” on it. Can you guess how old he’ll be next week? I wanted to use the exact colors from Kristina Werner’s color inspiration challenge (#41), but substituted Real Red for Riding Hood Red because it looked more like the color of real playing cards.

The diamond background was created with the new Stampin’ Up! exclusive Texturz plates. I add an extra piece of cardstock as a shim when I roll the plate through the Big Shot and get a better impression that way. The Dutch sentiment was stamped on a die-cut and I added a mini library clip with some grosgrain ribbon tied to it.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Game Night, ARTA06G by Artemio
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Mini Library Clips, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cindy Major // Feb 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Very clever, using the cards to add the age! Funny how we both used the Lots of Tags and Texturz plates on our color combo challenge designs!


  • 2 Sylvia // Feb 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I am taking a break looking at cards. I love your, creativity with this card. Good job!

  • 3 Marilyn M. // Feb 17, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Awesome card! Love the use of the textured plates – aren’t they fun!

  • 4 Missy // Jun 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Soo cool. I love this card.