Anyhow, I decided to stamp the sentiment onto Neenah Desert storm cardstock using distress oxide ink (Peeled Paint), because I never have enough masculine birthday cards and am trying to stay ahead of the game this year. I looked for a stamp with a masculine feel and decided to use this fun owl stamp from a set that came with a stamping magazine from the UK (Creative Stamping). I usually buy back issues when they are on sale. This balances out the shipping costs lol. The bird was first stamped in Broken china and then I added Faded jeans to the perimeter and stamped again, with the help of my MISTI.
I die cut my panel using one of my new Crazy double running stitch dies by CUTplorations, matted it onto a panel from a fresh stack of pre-cut Core'dinations cardstock and adhered this to my white card base. I finished off with some googly eyes that I have had for a while but had not used until now because I did not know where I had hidden them. Duh! To make sure the recipient will be able to read the fine print under the main sentiment, I also stamped it in black Versamark on the inside. For those of you who also struggle with reading the find print, I will spell it out. It says: Well, happy birthday to you! Love it! Makes me wonder why it took me so long to ink it up.
For my second card, I decided to pop up the owl onto a branch from the same stamp set and stamped my sentiment (Good stuff, Winterhaven SOA collection by Catherine Pooler) in Faded Jeans DOI. I trimmed my panel down and adhered it to a yellow Core'dinations panel before adhering it to my white card base. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the bird and used Glossy accents on the eyes.
I'm playing at:
Twofer Card Challenge - #1 Feathers
I'm also linking up my Birthday card at:
SOS - #338 You say it's your birthday
The Cutie Pie - #119 January blues
Naughty or Nice - NON47 Celebrate
Sweet Stampin' - Men's cards
And my Thank you card is also playing at:
Pile it on - #138 Thank you
SSS Wednesday - Add a sentiment