My day's birthday is this weekend, so I needed to make a nice, manly card for my poppa! He likes two things that many men like...cars and cigars. I've made him a lot of car cards (tongue twister) in the past (check out my other masculine cards here) , so I decided on the latter this time. Which worked out nicely to add a cigar gift card inside!
Lisa Curcio on Stampin' Connection which teaches an inking technique using masking tape. You can view Lisa's video below.
Here's how it looked when creating the ink layers for the cigar. I used three browns for the cigar-Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, & Early Espresso. Then the metallic gold ink pad (ADD LINK) from the holiday mini for the band & the end of the cigar, as well as inking the striped embossing folder.
|doesn't this technique work well to show the layers of the cigar?|
|I slid a scrap piece of paper in the punching portion (center) |
of the punch so my "cigar" would slide easily
in thru the underside of the punch.
The band is made using the same masking tape technique, with gold ink, and stamped randomly with "Happy Birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Inside, with Label Love.
I'm playing along with SUO Challenges, which is doing birthday cards this week! Check them out for fabulous inspiration!
Have a blessed and creative day! ~ Erika
STAMPS: That's the Ticket, Label Love, Word Play (retired)
INK: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Encore Gold Metallic Pad
PAPER: Etcetera DSP, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS: Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bigz Typeset Alphabet Dies, Ticket Builder punch, Early Espresso stitched grosgrain ribbon
OTHER: Blue painters masking tape