Monday, May 23, 2011

Many Happy Returns Pard'ner!





   My nephew's birthday is this week, and the Play Date Cafe colors were perfect for my personalized card!  It's all about texture...an easy go-to for masculine cards!  I really love using this embossing folder in brown tones as it's always reminded me of saddle/tooled leather!  I finally used my new Tim Holtz alphabet die cuts, and I'll enjoy putting together some more cards with the same design using up the remaining letters...love a good word challenge game!
   Finished with a little sanding for distressing, and used an emery board to get rid of the pesky little bits left after die cutting.  Do you have another tip for dealing with that part of manual die cutting?!  I'd love to hear it!  

6 comments:

  1. Fabby textured CAS card! thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

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  2. Very cool and super neat texturing! Love how you've used the colors :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. Great, western card! LOVE that distressed and embossed cardstock! Yummy! I'm sure that your nephew will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. LOVE that embossed paper--and these were perfect colors for a masculine card! LOVE it:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

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  5. Hi, just came over from Moxie Fab and really like your blog. The embossing on this card caught my eye. Who makes the embossing folder?
    Dorothy C.
    dorothy_casas@verizon.net

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  6. Hey Dorothy! Thanks so much for stopping by! The folder I used here is one of the very first I purchased when I finally got a Cuttlebug. It's Provo Craft item #37-1806 called Floral Fantasy! It's definitely one of my favorites! You'll find other examples in my Flickr photostream if you're interested!

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