Like I’m sure many of you are as well, I’ve been really busy lately with holiday shopping/preparations which has dramatically cut into my crafting time. I have been doing a little bit of cross stitching (my other hobby) as a stress reliever, but haven’t been doing much card making. I think I burned out on card making for a bit after making and sending nearly 180 cards. LOL
With all the fun new products hitting the market right now, I managed to find a bit of my card making mojo again. I haven’t purchased much yet, but did pick up the fun new Let’s Toast stamp set, coordinating dies, and add-on die set included the latest Lawn Fawn release. I used them to create this fun masculine birthday card.
I used a variety of Lawn Fawn petite paper packs to create this card. I used Gotta Have Gingham for the toaster, Knock on Wood for the table top and pull tab arrow, and Watercolor Wishes for the background behind the toaster. For the sentiment, the first time is from the Let’s Toast stamp set and the bottom birthday sentiment is from the Let’s Bokeh stamp set, both from Lawn Fawn.
I also created a custom background on the card base. I stamped the toaster pastry image from the Let’s Toast stamp set repeatedly on the Crumb Cake card base using the coordinating Crumb Cake ink, both from Stampin’ Up. To keep the background very subtle, I stamped off once before stamping the toaster pastry image on my card base.
I colored the little toaster pastry popping out of the toaster with Copic markers. I used E51 and E53 from the pastry and E25, E27, and E29 for the chocolate frosting. I stamped the little face using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
I really love how this card turned out. As much fun as it was creating this masculine version, I can’t wait to try these stamps and dies on a more feminine/whimsical card.
For those who are interested, here’s a sneak peek at my latest cross stitch finish. The design is “Wonderful Time of Year” by Country Cottage Needleworks. I stitched it on 32-count Raw/White Petit Point linen using the recommended fibers.
I really love Nikki’s designs. I’ve already subscribed to the auto-ship program from Needlecraft Corner for Nikki’s new Glitter Village series. I’ll be starting it on January 1 as my annual tradition of starting a new program as I ring in the new year.
Until next time …