Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#295) is to theme based: “D” is for…and I chose Deer.

Bringing it all together: Make My Monday Challenge (#173) – Theme; Sunday Stamps Challenge (#282) – Sketch; and Happy Little Stampers (May) – CAS Style.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored at 5½”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • One Layer Image:
    • Step 1: The Deer image from the Grassy Grove stamp set was stamped with Crumb Cake ink.
    • Step 2: The Deer image was stamped again on to a Post-It-Note and fussy cut with Paper Snips.
    • Step 3: The Post-It-Note Mask was positioned over the original stamped image.
    • Step 4: The Tree image from the same stamp set was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers: Trunk – Soft Suede and Foliage – a mix of Garden Green and Shaded Spruce.
    • Step 4: The Mask was removed.
    • Step 5: The Meadow Grass image from the same stamp set was also colored with the Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped a few times to create the grounding for the Deer and the Trees.
    • Step 6: The overlapping banners suggested by the sketch were created with Crumb Cake ink, a Blending Brush and a Banner Mask. I created the Mask by using another Post-It-Note and the Banner die from the retired Snowflakes Card Dies set.
    • Step 7: the sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Art Gallery stamp set was colored with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped several times.

This turned out to be a very subtly colored masculine clean and simple birthday card. I think it will be well liked by the no nonsense kind of guy.

I hope I have inspired you to determine what “D” – word you might think up and create a project using it.  If you do, please share it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I would love to see what you create.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday

  1. D is for Deer!! Your card will offer great inspiration to those who decide to play along with our “D is for…” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!


  2. Wow, Jolanda – this looks amazing! I am so in love with how you masked banners for the sentiments – brilliant! A beautiful design! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


  3. This is the perfect take on this weeks sketch! I love the no layers yet it still packs a punch! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!


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