I got the idea for this week's FF straight out of the current Stampin' Up catalog, see page 125. Although I didn't use a Stampin' Up stamp set, none of the ones I own fit the personality of the person receiving this one, I really like the way it turned out.
The base is Basic Gray. I then took a piece of Smoky Slate Co'ordinations Paper and ran it through the Big Shot with the Forest Branches embossing folder by Cuttlebug which I lightly sanded. I did swipe it with the Co'ordinations Dust Buddy (warning, it is really sticky and leaves a residue on your hands) that really picks up all the tiny little particulars left after sanding. It works great!
A piece of Cherry Cobble was ran through the Big Shot with the MFT Fishtail Flag Stax that I cut at the top to fit the front of the card. With black ink (now I can't remember which brand I used) I stamped two images from the MFT set called On The Line. Using a small star punch I took out some Stampin' Up Silver Glitter Paper and added 3 stars that I adhered with Dimensionals to give them some added pop.
I did this on the inside
A smaller star stamp was used here. The image is also from On The Line. I handed delivered this male birthday card this past Wednesday and the fellow rather liked it. So in my world that's a Mission Accomplished.
Regina your mission this week is to create a male card that calls for a little "shine". You can use glitter, glitter paper, stickles, anything that adds sparkle. The shine need not be the focal point.
I'm off to the Annual Stampin' Up Convention next week and plan on reporting from there since it will be my first time attending. Wish me luck!
See Ya Next Week!