Thursday, January 29, 2015

Manly Kind of Birthday Card

January has been all about birthdays for Dreamweaver Stencils, the birth of a new year and the birthday celebrations of family and friends.  Such a perfect way to start a new year!  We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!  

For my post today, I've created a monochromatic card with a masculine feel for all those special fellas in your life.  Actually, if my dad was still living, this card would be perfect for him!  That man loved his coffee and this mug reminds me of the ones at Waffle House, his favorite place to eat breakfast.  Here's my card:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Here's what I did to create this card:

  • I started out by taping my stencil to my paper and with a brush, I inked through the stencil with frayed burlap ink
  • Once done, I trimmed my paper to the edge of the stenciled area and distressed the edges, then inked the edges with vintage photo ink
  • I stamped three "coffee rings" on the inked design and then added my spoonful of gold dust and heated it from underneath
  • I adhered a small scrap of burlap to fit behind the mug and then wrapped the card with burlap twine as shown and finished it off with a knot
  • Next I created an A2 card base with a tent fold
  • I attached this stenciled panel to the card base and lightly inked the base edges
  • I stamped the coffee mug with the sentiment and cut it out
  • I colored the "coffee" and went over the text with distress markers
  • Lastly I attached my mug to the card base

I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out.  I love it when they come together so easily.  There's lots more inspiration for you from the whole team so be sure to check it all out and leave us some love!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll see you again soon, and, in the meantime, have a wonderful day!  Don't forget to play along with us!

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  1. Nothing better than gazing at your coffee card while actually drinking coffee!

  2. Fun Card! I haven't inked up that coffee cup in a what you did with it.

  3. Fabulous. Love the monochromatic and the textures.

  4. This is awesome!!! The houndstooth stencil background really sets off the elements on the card...soooo amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing, Lea!!!

  5. great masculine card and i luv the gold elements powder - definitely will have to track that kit down!

  6. Ah yes, very manly card Lea! But it could be used for one of my besties too! Thanks for such beautiful cards!

  7. Great masculine card...(would fit someone like me too...I LOVE coffee!!!!!!

  8. Love the design of this! Fun layers!

  9. Wonderful card! Love the whole coffee theme!


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