20150719_151917My nephew is turning 22 and I wanted to make him a fun interactive card.  However, keeping in mind that he is not likely to save and “treasure” the card as much as appreciate the cash inside I knew I wanted to keep it CAS (Clean and Simple)! LOL

I brought out my Simon Says Stamp “Watts Up” stamp set and decided to just have fun with a few different techniques: I played with some “smooshing” of Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed 20150719_151948Lemon), did some masking of the sentiment stamp to customize it, tried some layered stamping, used the super fun interactive Diemond Dies Pull Strip Die, and even made some origami hearts out of $20 bills to tuck inside the pocket!

My readers can get 10% off their entire purchase and free worldwide shipping on all orders of $35 or more at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code “thankskristina” at check out!

As I was practicing the printing, stamping and masking for the final card, I came up with a little bonus card (see upper left photo) that I will tuck away in my stash until I need it. The spacing isn’t perfect and I think I like the cleaner final card with more white space, but I think only a card maker will notice (at least I hope so). 🙂

The following is a tutorial video sharing the whole process:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life Mask Challenge (top 3 winner)
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF


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