Die-namics InstaFrame so I could audition the perfectly sized sentiment without further trial and error, wink. This particular sentiment from Birthday Sentiments fit perfectly and went along with the trendy look I was aiming for. Before stamping the sentiment in watermark ink, I swiped my anti-static embossing buddy across the black layer. Trust me on that one, it's worth the extra effort to dig the embossing buddy out of hiding to get a nice clean embossed image, free of stray bits of powder here and there.
After the embossed image was finished, I mounted my woodgrain InstaFrame onto the black layer with foam tape to give the card front a bit more dimension. I opted for Die-namics Stacked Stars in lieu of the banner sections called for in the original sketch to continue on with the (hopefully) trendy-modern look and feel. This card is going out to my oldest brother for his birthday next week, and I think this look works for big brother!
Lastly, a peek at the inside finished with a strip of black across the bottom, stamped and embossed with another sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments set and row of stars from Rock On.
There you have it, another friendly sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamps Club! Hope you get a chance to play along this week. Head on over the MFT blog for more details!
Here are the My Favorite Things products used on today's card: