Friday, October 22, 2010

Masculine Car Card

I needed more masculine birthday cards, so I made a few just like this:

Supplies: stamps (unknown monthly club stamp, Studio G sentiment); paper (ATD, The Paper Company); ink (black dye, Versamark with silver embossing powder, BIC Mark-Its); Nestabilities Labels 1; grosgrain ribbon.

My favorite tip for this card is this: Instead of edging your card with multiple layers of cardstock, simply draw a thin solid line around your layers. It only looks like you've used a few sheets of cardstock, and it doesn't weigh as much to mail, either. Alcohol-based markers work best for this technique, since they create a bold enough color to fool the eye.



Shore Girl said...

Love the marker edges! It really adds to the card!