Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Color block Birthday

The big block stamp I used below is one I've had for SOOOOO long....and I really can't remember if I ever inked it up.  I know I bought it on clearance at my LSS when I just started stamping and I could never really figure out what to do with it.

So....this past week - I decided that I'd have to tackle it!  I had to make a birthday card for my cousin Vincent. He loves birds and has two of them - so I knew my card would have to have a bird on it.

Obviously, I had to keep the card masculine.  I stamped up the block stamp with mustard distress ink.  Then I grabbed a bunch of different sentiments to make the full sentiment and I added a Hero Arts birdie!

For a finishing touch - I added a metal embellishment.  So after all this time, I think I successfully used the stamp. What do you think?

Thanks for your visit!


Monica said...

This stamp is AWESOME, simply AWESOME! How could you keep it in hiding for so long...

Love the bright, cheerful mustard colour and the charm looks wonderful.

Great card, really!

xxx Monica

jimlynn said...

It's GREAT!!! Love the looks of this and so clever to use the different sentiments. He's going to really like it I'm sure.

Cheryl said...

AWESOME card! I love, love, love the design, especially the way you did the sentiments. Great colors too.

Meg said...

Oooh, I can see this stamp being a lot of fun! Love how you did the sentiment and the metal accent is the perfect touch. That yellow is so happy!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is great, love the idea of the block and then the images on the bottom. Never would have thought of this.

Anne Marie said...

Great card! Love the clean lines and the cheerful colors. Stamping the sentiments in the squares gives such an awesome look! Great job on this one! :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a strange block stamp, hehe...but it has lots of potential to be turned into something cute!
This is a really cute card, i love the stamps you used and the sweet little embellishments. I think the block stamp turned out great on this card! :)

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