Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A Blue Ribbon for Daddy

Hey Stampers,

Its my lovely hubby's birthday this weekend ! He is going to be 35 on Friday, so of course I needed a fab card for him !! The card I am showing you today is one from Jackson to him, and I love how it turned out ! I used the "old" set of Blue Ribbon paired with the new ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers and Label Love. The color combo of Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate and Old Olive is great for a masculine card too. Check it out !!

Isn't that cool ?? I love how fun and funky it turned out ! I stamped the ribbon in Smoky Slate ink onto Smoky Slate cardstock and cut it out with my Paper Snips. Then I stamped the "best" image, also from the Blue Ribbon set, in Old Olive ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock (the little bit of color difference there is so the words really show up in the stamp) and punched it out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. I adhered my circle to my ribbon with some Dimensionals. Next it was time for my banner !! I used the SUPER FUN ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet stamps to spell out Daddy on a strip of Whisper White cardstock with Midnight Muse ink. These are so easy to use ! I didn't even need to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up ! I tucked the banner behind my "best" circle to make it say "Best Daddy" !! Cute right ?? My last bit of stamping is my happy birthday. I used my Midnight Muse marker to isolate the words from one of the stamps in the Label Love set. I love taking bits and pieces of stamps like that - and its so easy using the markers !! I then punched it out with the Ticket Duo Punch and added some Silver Mini Brads. So cool !

My Old Olive layer measures 3-3/4" x 5" and I embossed it with the Houndstooth folder. I layered it onto a piece of Smoky Slate measuring 4" x 5-1/4" and added a piece of the 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon. This was all put into a Midnight Muse card base using Dimensionals. Here is a look at the inside of the card ! I used a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4" x 5" (love that bigger Midnight Muse border) and stamped the Happy Birthday and "1" images from the Blue Ribbon set in Old Olive and Smoky Slate inks. Love making the inside of a card match the front !! Woo hoo !!

Thats is for me today !! I hope my hubby likes this fun card. And I hope you do too !! And dont forget, the Early Bird Registration is open now for the Inky Fingers Club !! I am a Guest Designer for the Summer Session and would love for you to join us !! Let me know if you sign up !! Thanks a lot or coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Blue Ribbon (wood #131964, clear #125981), ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers (clear only #130565), Label Love (wood #130619, clear #130622)

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad #131179, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #126953, Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad #126869, Midnight Muse Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #126856)

Paper: Midnight Muse #126843, Smoky Slate #131202, Old Olive #100702, Pear Pizzazz #131201, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Ticket Duo Punch #126883, Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon #126847, Silver Mini Brads #122941


  1. Love this very masculine card. The Stampin' Up card stock really is the best!

    1. Thanks Rexene !! I know, nothing like SU papers !! The absolute best !!

  2. Great masculine card! That is a great color combo and I love how you decorated the inside too! My hubby's birthday is Friday as well...haven't made his card yet!

    1. Thanks Krisite !! I love Smoky Slate with everything apparently hahaha. Get on the ball !! Hubby was asking me all month if his card was made yet !! Hahahaha