Today's card was created using leftover pieces from a scrapbook page I finished yesterday (and which I have yet to photograph and share with you here). Whenever time allows, I just love doing that because it saves time on pairing papers and cardstock with embellishments and such since everything is already out on the table.
Two challenges were paired to get this card: Sweet Sunday Sketch #225 and Paper Players #202. The Paper Players challenge was a tic-tac-toe and I used the top row: Twine + any shade of blue + birthday.
Since the patterned papers could be made to work for a masculine design, I decided that's what I wanted to aim for since I never seem to have enough masculine cards to keep up with the demand. I used the Reel Experts stamp set for the main image and stamped my background cardstock with the Hardwood background stamp to match the fishing image. There were some good sentiments in that set, but none were small enough to fit in a tab like on the sketch, and none were birthday-oriented, so I looked through my English sentiments and found "Best Fishes" in another Cat's Pajamas set called , well, Best Fishes! Perfect. I embossed it with Tango Tangerine Stampin' Emboss powder on brown patterned paper.
All of the edges were daubed with Baked Brown Sugar ink for a grungy look and I added a piece of Early Espresso baker's twine at the top and bottom of the main strip. Two buttons were added at top to finish the look, and a matching envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board.
Stamps: Best Fishes, Reel Experts (Cat's Pajamas), Hardwood (SU!)
Cardstock: Tango Tangerine, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
Patterned Papers: Fancy Pants Designs
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), VersaMark, Soft Sky
Accessories: Buttons, Daubers, Tango Tangerine Stampin' Emboss Powder, Envelope Punch Board,
Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Corner Rounder Punch, Markers