Tuesday, January 24, 2023

CAS Masculine Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope your week is going well. 

I have been watching a lot of Chrissie Stokes videos and just love her style. Plus she is pretty funny to boot! She had enabled me into buying some gilding wax and gilding flakes. I have all the mica powders Bret gotten for me last year so used one of the colors for the first time on this card, along with the gilding flakes and wax. I cased her card which you can see here. I thought this design would make for a great masculine birthday card. Since it is Bret's birthday today, I decided to try out all these materials for his card. I do love the way it turned out even though I'm not super great with using these mixed media materials. It was fun playing around with them though and I definitely plan on playing with them more on future cards. 

Since I was going to be hand delivering the card, I went with a 5 1/2" square card. I also stacked the numbers 4 thick and layered the mat on foam tape. I am sorry for the blurriness, I was a bit shaky taking the photos and for the life of me, couldn't get a picture that wasn't blurry! Plus I think the silver flakes was messing with the camera as well. I embossed my 2 & 7 with the diamond plate embossing folder, stamped with versa mark and added blue mica powder on top of the versa mark. Added glue and silver gilding flakes, then added some gold and silver gilding wax as well, not necessarily in the order I listed. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me as I know time is precious. I really want to say I'm sorry if I haven't visited you. I am trying to get to people, but without getting notifications anymore I tend to miss some of you. Again, I'm sorry...I try to come around as soon as I think about someone I may have missed. So unless you have a "follow it" tag for me to join, I don't get notified of when you post. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Numbers. Bret's name - Cricut Art Deco font

Happy, "th" - Agleisya Font using Print & Cut

Canon Printer

Arteza French Blue mica powder (Amazon)

Kinno Imitation Silver leaf flakes (Amazon)

Pebeo Gilding Wax - Silver and Empire Gold (Amazon)

Maymay Made It - Patina stamp set 

Cuddlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder

My Creative Time - Stitched Square Dies


jimlynn said...

Cool looking card and I love it. Know he will too. Stacking four time and getting it all even...whoa! LOVE! I never can do that.
I'll have to check out her videos too.
Hope Bret has a wonderful day today!

Liz said...

Fabulous card Brenda, a very classy design. Happy Birthday to Bret! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning masculine card Brenda - love this!!! I too love messing with mixed media elements, and I don't do it enough!

Marilyn said...

Awesome card! Love the style of the letters
Have a great day!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm a great follower of Chrissie too Brenda, she really is clever isn't she. As for your card, I love how you've made it. Love the layers and the gilding result. First off I thought it was paper, then read your post, to see you've used lots of lovely play things, to result in gorgeousness. I know Bret would have loved it. I love the way you added his name and used a font? to match the number. Fabulous card. Well done, my Dear friend.
Faith x

Carol L said...

What a fabulous CAS card! I don't have any of those supplies you used to make this card, but you've done a wonderful job with them all! The way you stacked those numbers is precision at it's finest! I just LOVE this card and I hope Bret had or will have a great Birthday too! Hugs for a great week ahead!

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Birthday to Brett.
I love your wonderful card and the numbers look so brilliant and very Art Decoish.
Great use of the guilding Wax and Mica Powders.
Hope Brett had a super Birthday.
It's very cold here in the UK but no snow so far this year.
The begining of December last year we had a very long cold snap and snow in my part of the UK.
My Electric bill was 297 pounds for one month luckiley the Uk government had given us a lot of mone y to help.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

I Card Everyone said...

Look at you spreading your crafty wings, Brenda! I love the results and you can bet Bret will, too!
Gorgeous colors and textures!

Nstiz said...

Now this is impressive! Love that mixed media piece you cut your numbers from and thanks too for the link! Love this look and I'm so tempted to try it but guess I'd have to collect a few supplies to try. Fabulous card for Bret!

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is awesome, Brenda! I love those large numerals and the mixed media you used on them! A very special card for the birthday boy! Happy Birthday Brett!

Loll said...

Amazing and artistic birthday card for Brett!! How special that you used mixed media products that you got you! :) Great work Brenda! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks dear Brenda for your comments .. and with you watching Chrissie Stokes. Though saw this card by Chrissie, I didn't watch this one. Been too busy as its summer here. LOVE LOVE this card, Brenda, you carried it off brilliantly, very skilful work, dear sis.

And you will never guess who is arriving here tomorrow till Friday??
.. yes tis Robin and we will go for lots of swims for you 🤣🤣🤣 we always have a great time and a swim every day. Somehow! She's driving down here (4hrs) after church so pray for her to travel safely. Thanks dear sis. Would love it if you could somehow pop in one night to have a sleepover!
Wouldn't that be the best??
We will look forward to heaven though.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Sue - said...

Wow Brenda, that is one awesome card! It’s always difficult trying to photograph shiny cards! I’m sure Brett loved it!

Irish Cherokee said...

Impressive, impressive impressive! Just love simple appearing cards, even though they are anything but. Very elegant and sophisticated. The card has that look of the 1920's. Love it.

Hugs and Blessings.

Maria said...

Oh, what a cool birthday card!! Love the large numbers and mixed media on your awesome card for Brett!!

Brenda in IN said...

I'll have to watch that video because this card is awesome and a great masculine card to boot. Happy belated birthday wishes to Bret. Lots of mixed media here and it goes together so well.

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done card!