Camouflage Happy B-Day CardCamouflage Happy B-Day Card

Camouflage Happy B-Day Card is handmade from Stampin’ Up! products: Camouflage for a background stamp and a sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. It was a fun project to make that came together quickly and easily. It is a good project for a beginner stamper, and a great masculine card. I lived in Wisconsin for many years, where camouflage clothing was popular, and this card brings fond memories of crisp autumn weather.

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake card stock: 5-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/2″ for card base
  • Soft Suede card stock: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ layer
  • Very Vanilla card stock: 5″ x 3-3/4″ for stamping, ~2″ x 1-3/4″ scrap for sentiment, 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ inside panel
  • Braided Linen Trim: Two ~8″ pieces

To make the card, I placed the Camouflage background stamp on the plate of a Stamparatus and lined it up evenly. I covered it with Crumb Cake ink, then stamped it onto Very Vanilla card stock. The result was a distressed image, so I re-inked and stamped a few times for even coverage. I did a little bit of touch up with Stampin’ Blends, then trimmed the layer for the card.

After stamping and cutting the camouflaged piece, I layered it on the Soft Suede card stock. I then wrapped the two pieces of linen trim on the front of the panel, crossing them in the middle as shown, then gluing the ends on the back of the panel. I then adhered the panel to the card front.

I stamped the “Happy B-Day” sentiment in Soft Suede ink on the vanilla card stock, then trimmed it, and adhered it on the crossed linen trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the inside panel, and that was it – a fun and easy handmade card!

Camouflage Happy B-Day Card

Here are the colors I used. Click on each to see the coordinating Stampin’ Up! products.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

 
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the Camouflage Happy B-Day card. The camouflage background gives it a unique look for a masculine card, and it is a good project for beginner and casual crafters. I look forward to trying this in pink – what do you think?
 
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Linda K, The Stamp Coach