Monday, March 28, 2011

Spinner Happy Birthday

I really needed a manly happy Birthday card for my Father-in-Law last week.  I did not have a clue where to start.  Before I ran my kids to band I set out all of the colors I wanted to use and in the order I wanted them placed.  I took a picture of the pile with my cell phone and took it with me.  twice a week I sit for 2 hours while my boys take turn having band lessons.  The downfall of not living in town where they could walk.  So I studied the picture and the layout from the sketch challenge while I was waiting.  So after I got home and fed the kids lunch I was ready to make it all fall in place. I loved the spinner cards and just had to have them but the right opportunity just did not come up until now.  I did not have any black brads so I had to make them but heating the up with the heat gun, dipping them in the black embossing powder and heating again if needed.  I love that sponging ink around the edges of the Love Letter paper does so much but yet so little.  I had it all lined up straight and was ready to adhere and I decided to shift it all just a bit.  I am glad that I did.

Card Details:
Stamps: Take a Spin, Sanded Background
Paper: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Punch, Old Olive Brads, Black Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Lattice Impression Folder 



  1. Really like this card. A really creative take on the sketch.

  2. like how you made it square vs. circular great job on sketch

  3. Awesome job! This is a great card!

  4. Debbi this is a great card. He's gonna love it! Your use of time is fantastic. I would take images to color and color while waiting for kids.

  5. Really like this. Just stopping by to let you know that I am now following you from Stampin' Connection.
    Hope you will follow me too at

  6. Lovely! Great take on the sketch, and I love all of the brads and circles.


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