Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Criss Cross Birthday Card

My friend Gisela asked me to make a birthday card for her boyfriend Gus. She sent me a few examples of previous cards I've made that she liked.  I started one card that was just going in the total WRONG direction (I'll post that one later)...I slept on it and decided to do a criss-cross card after seeing them on Lilsweetpea's Place.

Since Gisela loves the embossed look, I decided that it should be the main focus of the card. So I grabbed my Cuttlebug swirl and swiss dots folder and went to town!





I used a PTI sentiment on the outside and stamped his name with Recollections letters. I finished off the insert with EK Success birthday candle border punch.

That's it for today!! Hope you have a great day!
Maria

8 comments:

Lilsweetpea said...

Maria this is fabulous!! One of the best guy cards I have seen. Your friend is going to love giving this to him. Glad I could be of inspiration for such an awesome card!!

jimlynn said...

I don't know what the other one looked like, but this one is just wonderful. So pretty.
Lynn

Meg said...

Oooh, I always love your brown & blue creations! This one is fabulous--I love the wonderful deep embossing and that cute (I mean "manly") candle punch!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is lovely, oh can I say that since it is for a guy...:) I love the color combination, since that is my DD's favorite, I see it everyday, but love it. Great card, I haven't tried the criss cross card, have had it on my list to do, but now you have totally inspired me.

Gina said...

Oh this is wonderful! I love the embossing and the colors are fantastic. I love that you can see the candle border peeking out!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the criss cross cards and forget to make them - this one is awesome for a guy - great colors!

Vicki said...

LLLOOOVVVEEE this card, Maria! Great colors and the criss cross style is perfect! Blessings to you!

Cheryl said...

This is a great guy card. I love all the texture and the fun border punch.

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