Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday! This week feels like it’s going soooo slowly – I hope it picks up soon, I want to get to the weekend!!
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So, I love my brother. He is awesome and crazy and insane and quirky and geeky just like me. He is one of my best friends. 🙂
But he doesn’t read my blog. Grr!!!
Now, excuses range from ‘I didn’t have time’ to ‘I was going to then I forgot’. :- Honestly Adam, you have to put more effort into your excuses than that!!
But today, the fact that he doesn’t visit here actually works to my advantage – as I’m posting the birthday card I made for him that he hasn’t yet received.
I was actually late in creating it as well, but that’s not the point, right? Brothers and sisters forgive each other these things, know what I’m sayin’? *wink*
So, both myself and my brother love a TV show called How I Met Your Mother, and Adam has started talking about wearing a suit when he has a night out, so that gave the inspiration for this card:
Fun right?! I pretty much love this!!
I started with a piece of True Black cardstock and used the PTI Bride and Groom dies to die cut the silhouette. The die comes in several pieces so I was able to die cut the shirt and collar from Pressed Greige Linen cardstock separately.
With another die cut of the silhouette cut-up I was then able to create the suit jacket, and I freehand trimmed a tie shape out with scissors. I assembled all the pieces using Pinflair Glue Gel so I could get custom dimension for all my pieces – love this stuff!!
I adhered the suited guy to a Pressed Greige Linen card base using Pinflair Glue Gel. The first sentiment was stamped from part of a sentiment from the Little Hot Rod set and a bit of masking to add the ellipsis at the end. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment using Mama Elephant’s Midnight Letters. Both sentiments were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I love creating custom sentiments with alphabet stamps!!
I decided that the card looked a little plain, so I double-stamped the grid stamp from Desktop File: Inspiration using Versamark ink. It kinda mimics the look of a fabric. The stamping isn’t perfect but I figure that fabric isn’t either. And anyway I’m sure Adam won’t notice mind. 🙂
I’d love to know what you think of this little card – I’m pretty proud of it! Thanks so much for stopping by – hope to see you back here again tomorrow!!