Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Modern Birthday Boy

Hi there,

Its time again for me to post my go at Makeesha’s weekly challenge. This week it was an inspirational challenge, and something a bit different, a sleek modern kitchen. Here’s the pic.

I wanted to make a very clean, simple, sleek card that reflected the colours you can see in the pic. The colours, and the “style” I thought would a suit a birthday card I wanted to make for my little brother, who hits one of those significant birthdays this year. So the colour palette is pretty simple – Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Silver. Using Chocolate Chip and using some metal hardware also qualifies the card for another challenge – the first Creatalicious Challenge. Here’s the card.

Here's a side view to show you the layers and also a glimpse of the inside.

Using a Verve sketch from April, which had the clean lines that I wanted, I started with a Choc Chip base, layered that with Whisper White. I ran some silver cardstock through the cuttlebug using a brand new folder – Diamond Plate. Perfect for my bro, as he is a builder by trade. I thought it also suited the kitchen pic too, in a trendy designer way. In the practical sense perhaps not – too many lumps and bumps. Then I layered those onto Choc Chip. Finally over the top a panel of Choc Chip, which has a big Chocolate cake (clear embossed to give some shine) and the sentiment adhered to it. Originally I had stamped a Choc Chip cake onto Whisper White then planned to mount the paper toiled cake over the top, but I decided that it looked better mounted straight onto the base Choc Chip layer instead. The finishing touch some brads with Phillips Head screw tops.

I was quite happy with how this turned out and reckon my little brother will like it too.

Thanks for stopping bye – have a good week.

Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (R)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Metallic Silver (not SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder, Phillips Head Brads (Bizzy Becs), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape.


  1. This is a great looking card - I love how you have devised the metal embossing, and the brads are a fantastic way to finish. I'm sure that your little brother will love it, Jo

  2. Kim, this card really looks great (I like clean and fresh)- can you tell me who puts out the brads like the phillip's head screws, please? I like them!

  3. Another wonderfully creative card Kim! It turned out great- sure little brother will be impressed!

  4. Hi Kim.. I am just getting time now to comment on the entries.. This is just stunning.. I love the embossing.. I will have to get myself one of these Thanks for joining us on our first challenge.. Bec

  5. This is fabulous,so perfect for a have done a fantastic job with the challenge and I just love that embossing!!! Thanks for entering our first challenge and hope to see you at Creatalicious again next month!!
    Hugs xx

  6. I really love that dry-embossed background! Perfect for a masculine card!


  7. I really love your take on our first challenge, it's simple yet perfect in every way! Hope to see you at the next one....hugs from Abby:)

  8. Hi Kim,
    I've never thought of using brown & silver together, but this looks fab. I'll definitely be giving it a go. Love the texture you used too.
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Andie xx


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