Survival Kit – Birthday & Anniversary

As promised, here are the birthday and anniversary cards from the Man’s Survival Card Kit. One thing I really enjoyed about this kit was that I pulled out sets I hadn’t used in a long time.

First up, is the birthday card. I pulled out a few PaperTrey Ink sets for this card — Guide Lines and Out on a Limb sentiments. I ended up doing a few trial & error attempts with the Guide Lines. It took a bit to get the right shape, design and color choice.

I really like how Guide Lines allows for a really elegant background. Although this required a bit of extra play to get it right, I love how clean & simple it is. I stamped out the design with Guide Lines in Memento Lulu Lavender. This was paired with Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Plum Pudding and cut out with a Fancy Tag Nestie. Some saddle stitch grosgrain and a few pearls finished this off very nicely.

Up next is the anniversary card, for which I pulled out the Gina K A Year of Flowers set by Melanie Muenchinger.

This definitely took a bit more time to put together! I stamped & masked half a dozen of roses. Three were colored with only my R46 Copic. The other three were colored with the R81 first and then blended with the R46. I added in a few leaves and then brushed over the roses with Royal Red Shimmerz. The sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages and is cut out with another Fancy Tag Nestie. I added in some Pure Poppy grosgrain and some pearls to make for a really elegant finish.

To one person…
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Guide Lines, Out on a Limb sentiments
Paper: Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Select White (PTI)
Ink: Memento LuLu Lavender, Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: Plum Pudding saddle stitch ribbon, Nesties, Basic Grey half pearls

Red Rose Anniversary
Stamps: Gina K A Year of Flowers, PaperTrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Basic Black, Pure Poppy (PTI), Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ladybug
Copics: 0, R46, R81, YG03, YG23
Other Stuff: Nesties, Basic Grey pearls, Royal Red Shimmerz

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll finish up the Man’s Survival Kit on Sunday. Tomorrow I have a Freebie Friday for you from Bugaboo. Saturday is a two-fer. I’m participating in the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops and it is a new challenge for Bugaboo! Lots going on and you won’t want to miss out!

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