Sunday, August 29, 2021

Monday Montage Week #196


Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for joining us for another fun Monday Montage Blog Hop! School is in session and that means I should have more time to stamp, right? Well, not so much. We have had family in town and I have several projects in full swing right now. So, I am sharing birthday cards for my August birthday kids. My oldest daughter and my only son were born in August, so I made cards for both of them and never shared them! I figure this is the perfect time!

My son's birthday is first, so here is his card! I bet you can't guess what he got for his birthday 😃! I thought it would be fun to make an X-box controller card to go along with the X-box. It might be a little hard to see because it is white on white, sorry about that! First, I drew the shape of the controller on Basic White Cardstock and then cut it out with Paper Snips. Using a sponge dauber, I sponged the edges with Gray Ganite Classic Ink so that the controller would stand out against the background. Basic Black Cardstock, the largest Circle Die from the Layering Circles Dies and the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder was all it took to make the background look like the actual X-Box itself. I used a variety of circle punches that I have on hand (all retired) to make the buttons and the little X-box insignia was traced and cut out. All in all, I am happy with the way it turned out and he was happy too!

My oldest daughter loves the beach. We all do in my family, but she really LOVES the beach. She lived in Hawaii last semester because she could do online school, so why not? And she had the best time. She went to the beach everyday and enjoyed every minute of it! So, I thought the Friends are Like Seashells Stamp Set would be perfect for her birthday card! And I was right, she loved it! Torn cardstock is perfect for the water and the sand, and the large shape stamp for adding color to the shells was a fun way to add dimension to the water! The seaweed is from the Smooth Sailing Dies and the Linen Thread is my go-to for bows!

I hope you like my August birthday cards! They were both so fun to make! And I am hoping to get more stamping in my schedule very soon, so be sure to check back often!

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