CTMH You Rock Clear Birthday Card

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I’m going to take a little break from Studio J to show you the latest card I made.  I make a lot of cards, usually for a workshop I’m hosting or for gatherings. As a result I have a lot of cards that I can pick from when I need to send one to someone.  In my last post I mentioned it was my birthday.  But, I don’t think many of you know that I’m actually a twin.  Yup, I have a twin brother, whom I love dearly.  We’ve always been very close.  He’s pretty special.  We don’t often get to spend our birthday together anymore and I miss that.  The fact that I miss it is ironic, since all I really wanted when I was a kid was my own birthday!   On Monday, our actual birthday, my brother, Tony, and his wife, Theresa, met my husband and I at our place and we got to celebrate over dinner at my favourite restaurant, The Mongolian Grill.  I knew I had to make a special card just for him.

I love the size of CTMH’s new clear cards and I had fun with this one.  If you know Tony, you know he is a worship leader at his church and has been playing guitar since he was a teenager.  The patterned paper is from You Rock Level 2.  I stamped the guitar, from the Star Power stamp set, in Outdoor Denim and then embossed it three times with Clear Detail embossing powder.  The banner, from Party Pennants, is stamped with Olive and Outdoor Denim.  I used the Sea Foam tool from the Texture Tools to distress the edges of the papers.  Those little Olive stars on the front and the larger one on the inside are from CTMH’s Glitter rub-ons.  The sentiment on the inside is from Party Pennants as well.

I hope this gives you some ideas for the guys in your life.  My brother liked it, especially when he read the sappy stuff I wrote in it.  I couldn’t help myself; I was feeling very emotional.  My next Studio J layout will have photos of him.  Big hugs to you … Freak!

Happy Creating!

3 Responses

  1. Oma

    Fantastic card Krista! Tony is a freak isn’t he? Just kidding Tony – ya know I luv ya!

  2. Tina

    I love it! My daughter plays guitar. I think I may borrow your idea for her 13th birthday card. Thanks Krista!