Happy Birthday "Cheers" Card

I have a friend whose birthday is in December and she has a party every year with the subtitle \”Midweek Merrymaking\”.  She loves to try new cocktails so I thought she would like this CAS card.  I am looking forward to giving it to her next month.  
V04, B00 & YG01

I stamped three beverages from \”Raise a Glass\” by Clearly Besotted, then colored with Copic markers.  I really like the color combination of V04, B00 and YG01.    I fussy cut the images,  added a bit of gloss using Nuvo Tonic Clear Glaze and put them away to dry.  I then took an A2 card and scored two lines above and below where I wanted to attach the cut-outs.  I thought this would frame my focal point.  Next, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered all 4 pieces with 3D foam squares.  Last, I stamped Happy Birthday inside the card.

Closeup to show the glaze shine and scored border

I should do this more often, but I took a picture of the supplies I used

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS on Friday Challenge 145

 For your blog

Seize The Birthday #154 – I went all the way and used the CAS \”Topping\”.

Casual Friday #212 Challenge

UPDATE:  I was very excited to learn that my CAS card was selected as the Challenge Winner for Seize the Birthday!

…and as a CAS on Friday Favorite!

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Masculine Handmade Card

Masculine cards are the most challenging to create.  I made this card for my friend Rob\’s birthday.  Rob likes to craft handmade cocktails when he hosts parties so I though this \”Raise A Glass\”  card would be perfect for him.  I did pattern stamping and really like the clean modern look.   I am entering this card into The Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Card Challenge.

Handmade Masculine Card using Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass Stamp Set.

The hardest part about making this card was deciding which color to put on each glass.  I finally thought about using the tops to my Copic markers so I could move them around until I got the layout the way I wanted.  I am sure other people have done this too, but I am fairly new to cardmaking and don\’t know all the tricks.

I used a new to me stamp set by Clearly Besotted called Raise a Glass.  I colored in the images with the Copic colors shown above.   I then adhered to a neutral grey card.

UPDATE:  My card was selected as a \”Rocker\” in the Watercooler Challenge.

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