Today I wanted to share a card that I made for my Father-in-law’s birthday. He had a milestone 80th birthday recently and that needed a special card! I wanted to do something masculine and this card fit that perfectly. I used a Chocolate Chip card base and added a layer of DSP from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (retired). This layer is a very dark wood looking paper, and it just shouted masculine to me. Next, I added a circle cut from Cardstock Vellum (#101856, p.148). I attached it with mini glue dots to the card underneath the numbers, so you would not see them through the vellum. I embossed the 80 from the Number of Years stamp set (#140653, p.11 Occasions Catalog) with Clear Embossing Powder on Chocolate Chip cardstock and then cut those out with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (#140622, p.10 OC). You can bundle these items, Number of Years stamp set and Large Number Framelits (#140811, p.10), for a 15% discount….so that is the way to go! Finally, I added the banners in Chocolate Chip cardstock and Early Espresso ink to the card. These just added a little extra special touch.
This is a super simple card, but it was just what I was hoping for….masculine, rich, and classic. I really love this new stamp set and framelit bundle. It will be a staple in my stamp room from now on, and I’m sure will get lots of use!
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