Sunday, March 13, 2011
I've always loved Lyle from SweetStamps.com, so I decided to use him to make a birthday card for my husband for his 60th birthday. I used a cream square card and layered it with brown paper. Using the Spots and Dots embossing folder from Crafts Too, I embossed the blue/gray paper and layered it to the card. I used Beckett Expression Candlelight paper and cut out a Coved Rectangle using the Little Stackers dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, stamped Lyle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic markers. I cut a larger Coved Rectangle from brown paper and layered this behind Lyle. The striped paper is from Kaiser Craft, I used this behind the Coved Rectangle then layered it to the card using foam dots. The long stripe is layered to a lighter brown paper. The clips, buckle and brads are all from the Hodgepodge Hardware set from Stampin' Up. I slid the buckle on the cream ribbon, threaded the ribbon through the clips and used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach the ribbon to the clips before using the brads to layer the clips to the striped paper and layering it to the card. I used Copic markers to color a piece of white ribbon, trimmed the ends and wove the ribbon through the buckle.
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