Masculine Birthday Card

This is my newest card creation.  I used this for a masculine birthday card for a friend here at work that rides bikes.
In hindsight, I think I should have used Staz-On because the ink turned a little “muddy” on the card stock.
Paper cutter
Light brown card stock, cut to 5.5″ x 8″
Scrap piece of paper (I used a scrap from a Tim Holtz paper stack)
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Clear Stamps: Playful Journey
Black Ink (I recommend Staz-On)
2 gems or rhinestones
Sizzix or die cut machine
Stampin’ Up’s Labels Collection Framelits (2 sizes to fit card)
Stampin’ Ups Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Bone folder
  1. Use the Adorning Accent Edgelit on the “short” side of the light brown card stock.  At the edge of both ends of the card, you want about an inch removed.
  2. Fold the card stock in half and use the bone folder to make a good crease
  3. Cut an 1 ½” x 5.5″ strip of your printed scrap paper.  Adhere this to the inside right edge of your card.
  4.  Stamp your bicycle image on the second your remaining piece of card stock.  Use the smaller of the two Framelit dies to cut out the image.  Ink the edges.  Set aside to dry.
  5. Cut the printed scrap using the larger Framelit.  Ink the edges.
  6. Adhere the printed piece to the back of the stamped card stock shape.
  7.  Ink all edges of your card—include the inside
  8. Adhere the bicycle piece to the front of your card.
  9. Place the rhinestones in the center of both wheels.
  10. Stamp “Enjoy the Journey” on a scrap piece of cardstock.  Tear the words out by hand.
  11.  Ink the torn edges.
  12. Adhere to front of card.
  13. Stamp sentiment inside.
I am not a Tim Holtz fanatic or a Stampin’ Up demonstrator—this is just what I had on hand to make this card.  Feel free to change it around or use whatever supplies you have on hand. 
This could easily be changed up for a more feminine card using flowered paper, prettier colors, etc.
Now… go be creative!

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