Winter Birthdays

Winter birthdays are a little difficult to create but that gets compounded when it is for a guy, too. I had not played with the ef from Couture Creations called Nuevo so the mountain side got inked straight with the ink pad in light blue, skipping the brayer all together. Ran some mid weight copy paper through embossing machine and this is what I got, trimmed it down and mounted on white cs cut to 4×6.5 base. Added the Silhouette cut sentiment and stamped in light blue sentiment on a white tag. The Silhouette cut snowflakes are to cover a blob of ink but they make this card quite wintery.

Tip: Make your own envelops when you have created an odd sized card. My sister gave me an envelope making thing-a-ma-gig and I use it for all my envelopes. I got a ream of 12×18 copy paper in bright white and 105gsm. It cuts down to any size I need. The piece used above was scrape paper from making envelopes for my Christmas cards. Be sure to check your finished envelop against this chart to confirm it won’t require extra postage: Letter Size Mail Dimensional Standards Template

Challenge I am entering

CAS on Sunday: Use Big Sentiment

7 thoughts on “Winter Birthdays”

  1. Great winter birthday card. Love the color for inking your embossing folder which is also very cool. My local post office gave me a template for my envelopes. I was more concerned about the thickness but there is a slot and if slips through it ships…LOL.

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  2. Lovely card! I like the inking you did with the embossing folder. I have the same template Gayle is talking about. It is the same template you linked to, but it is in plastic and you drop your card through the slot.

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