Quick post here to join the CASual Friday's challenge for a masculine card using designer paper.
Well, I used a wine label. It's designed, by someone. And it's paper.
And it's from our friend Rudolph's winery. If you ever find yourself in Nierstein in the Rhine River Valley, check out his "Zwitscherstubb" eatery.
Since they've finished bottling the 2011, Rudolph gave me some leftover labels. I knew I had to incorporate one into his card, but how? DH's T-sirt gave me an idea. (Another great place to visit on the other side of the pond. Of course, I'm prejudiced!) My layout. Sorta.
Began by attaching the label to card base. Stamped over it with musical notes (Rudolph's one of those guitar-playing barkeeper types). Smeared some ink around on the card (mistake turned marbling ;) Used two different sentiment stamps to frame the label and heat embossed "60" in gold to match the gold strip of the label which you can see better in the little photo up top. Cut a strip of burgundy CS and dry embossed it. Attached it at the bottom to round out the design.
Hope he likes it. I'm guessing he may not even notice the label at first - but his wife will ;)
One more photo to share with you. Was out on my bike and saw these:
Had to go get the camera and snap a few shots. Weeds they are. And they only last a day. But what a blast of happy color they share with us. Wanted to share them with you. Especially with Lisa Johnson of Poppy Paperie. Heard she's having a rough time at present and wanted to wish her well and say thanks for all the inspiration.
Supplies Happ Birthday:Paper: CS American Crafts
Stamps: BG Prima, 60 We R Memory Keepers, sentiments TPC Studio
Ink:black Versafine ,brown chalk Versamagic
Tools: embossing folder SizzixOther: embossing powder Knorr