Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday with Gel Pens & Embossing

November is Birthday month in our family. Lots of birthdays!!! This one is for my Father-in-Law who's Birthday is at the end of this week. SUPER simple card--he's a guy, he doesn't really care right?? I used Chomas Creations Gel Pens and Embossing Tip. As you know, I am quite fond of these products and could play with them all day.
This card literally took me 30 minutes to make!
 Here is a close-up of the Embossing Tip in action. The tin is colored side down. After it was finished I sanded the black side to bring out the detail.
 Here is a close-up of the Gel Pen. I had already used my Gypsy to cut the card base with a circle I welded in the front. Instead of unloading my mat, I returned to design, changed to the Gel Pen Holder and let it draw Happy Birthday. After it was drawn, I just added some dots with a pen and called it done. Unfortunately, sometimes pictures don't show all the detail, but in person there is quite a contrast in the Happy Birthday from the card base. I also used the Gel Pen Holder to draw some of the motorcycles on the envelope.
The only other product I used on this page was a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder to add texture behind the motorcycle. Oh....and speaking of motorcycle you might ask, WHY for my Father-in-Law?? Well he just announced recently to all of us that at 75 he is going to buy a Trike (three-wheeled motorcycle). Has he ever drove motorcycle before??? NO. But since my Mother-in-Law passed away earlier this year it is the first time I saw any excitement in his face--So...I say GO FOR IT!!


  1. OMG this is awesome!We too have lot's of November birthdays. Your F-I-L sounds so cool.
    Lana x

  2. wow.. awesome.. I'm going to have to explore these different cricut accessories.. TFS!

  3. Super cool Maria!! That motorcycle turned out amazing!!

  4. Maria, great card, I am so loving my embossing tip, so much fun. Hugs

  5. What a great card. I too will have to explore that embossing tip for the cricut! TFS!!!

  6. FABULOUS card, Maria! So cute that your kids will have a motorcycle dude for a grandpa. This is just perfect for him! xxD

  7. GREAT card!! Need to get the embossing kit!! May I ask where you got the motorcycle from?


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