(not so) Embellished

Embellish Magazine’s latest color challenge was a masculine theme (check it out). With many nephews in the family, I can always use a masculine birthday card, so I definitely needed to participate in this challenge!

After perusing my stamp index, I decided to use the paper airplane image (my nephews are getting older, so cute doesn’t really cut it any more). As with many of my one-layer cards, the stamped images didn’t end up quite where I wanted, so I chopped it up and made a layer instead. I added the checkerboard image to help with the “racing” feel of the airplanes.

On the inside I repeated the border (along the top as well, but you don’t see that in the picture). I also used the outline paper airplane image to make it feel cohesive.

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Free Spirit Boy, Off Beat Backgrounds (WMS); Birthday Basics (PTI); Free Spirit (swoosh/flourish – CTMH);
Colors: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Baja Breeze (SU); Charcoal (Palette);

6 thoughts on “(not so) Embellished

  1. Wow! Neat! Cool card for nephews alright! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great stamps too.

    Tks for stopping by! Appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. oh this is great! what a fun stamp set and I love what you did with it. the cut out (even though it started out as a mistake) is adorable!

  3. OMG I love that paper airplane stamp set!! I have to go in search of that!! This card is perfectly perfect!! Thank you so much for playing along in the Embellish Challenge.

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