I woke up this morning thinking about this CAS single layer card design. I think I was influenced by a huge tree that had fallen in our neighborhood during the recent spring storms and the PBS documentary on national parks that Mr. CraftyPaws and I watched a couple of nights ago. And lucky for me, although my day was packed, I was able to whip this card together together pretty quickly once I squeezed in some much needed crafty time tonight. 🙂

I used the Concord & 9th “Tree Ring” background stamp and Ranger Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder to do some off-the-edge stamping and embossing on black card stock, which was cut down to 4″ x 5.25″.

To finish off the whole border of the white A2 card base to match, I used VersaMark Ink and more of the same Ranger Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder. This doesn’t have to be a neat embossing; it just has to be wide enough so that the card front will fully overlap the inside edges of the embossed border.

Then for the humorous sentiment, I hand wrote on the card front with a Metallic Gold Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: “YOU’RE NOT OLD…” I am really pleased with how closely the gold of the Sakura gel pen matched with the gold of the embossing powder. And for the rest of the sentiment on the inside liner of the card, I printed out from my computer on white card stock, “in Sequoia years.” LOL I’m still smiling about this silly birthday card, which is going to my older brother on his next birthday. 🙂

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Happy Birthday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to CAS Smile Challenge

Where Creativity Meets C9 One Layer Challenge #8








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