Happy birthday Ray!


It was my father in law’s birthday yesterday so obviously a card was required.  My in-laws live locally to us, so delivering it did not require a stamp or thinking too far in advance.  Masculine cards can be a bit challenging but with the new catalogue that has all changed for me, thanks to the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies.

Male birthday, Swirly Scribbles, Suite Sayings

I’d like to think I’d have come up with the idea for filling the gaps in in different colours, but I’ve seen several people doing it already so I can’t be sure!  The first, was my sister Liz, who immediately saw the “Mondrian-esque” possibilities of this.

This is an easy, clean and simple, one layer card.  It’s one of the four we’ll be making at my Fantastic Four classes this month, so sign up if you like the look of it.

I used the “swoosh” (as Liz calls it) thinlit with four colours – Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and the sadly (very) retired Gold Glimmer cardstock.  Then I played around until I found a combination I liked the look of on top of Early Espresso.  Before attaching anything, I rubbed embossing buddy over the card base, stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.  I used the fine tip glue pen to stick my Swirly Scribbles on the card base, trimmed the edges with paper snips and I was done.  And because I’d cut out lots of swooshes, I made more cards, all on Early Espresso bases, in differing colour ways.  That would please my friend Ali – she is a very economical crafter, who uses leftover bits that most of us throw away!

That’s it!  I hope you like it, I was really pleased with how this came out.

See you on Thursday for this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.


One thought on “Happy birthday Ray!

  1. Cannot understand many of the words, but the card looks great and I am sure that Ray will be impressed – shame you did not a pattern of a garden wall, though.

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