This week for Fabulous Friday on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are focusing on the stamp set called "Bring on the Cake" from the Occasions Mini catalog. It features thirteen different sentiments and images that are perfect for all your birthday card needs. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and create a birthday card for my brother-in-law Dimitrios, who celebrated his birthday yesterday. That meant I had to come up with a masculine card... always hard for me since I love ribbon, glitter and rhinestone jewels!
I decided to use the Wish Big image from the stamp set as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment and had to go with a basic black/very vanilla color combination because I wanted to incorporate the First Edition specialty DSP on my card and the fact that my brother-in-law loves black. Once when I was shopping with my sister she was buying some clothes for him and the cashier giggled and asked her if she was getting clothes for Johnny Cash.
Because I coudn't add any glitter or rhinestones on the card I went with an embellishment that is kind of manly - silver brads. I added them along the center of the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon to look like rivets. Did I pull it off?
I certainly hope he liked the card. For more project ideas using this Bring on the Cake stamp set, be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog after Noon EST today to check out what Jacque and Rachel came up with this week!!
I am off to visit Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson) with my son Brandon and his 3rd grade class today. Wish me luck... I hope I don't have to chaperone too many kids. Earlier in the week they were calling for temperatures in the mid-70's, but as of last night there is an expected cold front moving in and it's supposed to be rainy and in the mid-50's... not ideal field trip weather. Hoping we don't all turn into popsicles!!
Have wonderful weekend!
Featured products from the Occasions Mini catalog used with today's project include: