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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

New Tool Tuesday!

Today I am so excited to be sharing my first card using my  little Sizzix embossing machine which I purchased in Oregon while on my vacation. It is so fun and simple to use and has made such a fun card, I am simply amazed with it!

I am not usually one to pat myself of the back, yet this card I have designed is so simple to make, yet sophisticated looking that I can't actually believe I made it myself!  I came up with the idea when a combination of challenges fell together. The CAS look from the
 addicted to clean and simple blog site was the basis for this design. I used the Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder called Happy Birthday.  Then a simple little Happy Birthday Stamp from Studio 112 on white card stock, matted with black card stock with  a touch of silver bling finished off the design. TA DA!

Simple, elegant, yet masculine. I just love the way this card turned out and I hope you will too!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges and please feel free to visit these challenge sites and leave a bit of love with all the wonderful designers who work so tirelessly to give us inspiration on a weekly basis!

crazy4challenges: texture

addictedtocas: masculine

cardmakinmamas: birthday

paperplaytime:stamped sentiments

thecraftingcafe: anything goes

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  1. This is a gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafting Cafe. Marlene DT

  2. Your card is lovely! All the things you've said & more! Thanks for sharing with us at The CRafting Cafe for our first ever challenge! Hope you can play next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Cathryn, no wonder you're happy with this design, it's fabulous!!! I love how this turned out with the subtle embossing (white on white embossing feels so strong and graphic, but still subtle to me - perfect for a manly card). A great CAS design.

    I'm already a happy follower and wanted to thank you for signing up to follow me as well. I'm in Moncton, NB and yes...I know where Blackville is! I'm originally from Bathurst so I often took the time to drive around to surrounding's a pretty place!

  4. Wow, I absolutely love this! I'm your newest follower, would love it if you followed my blog too.

  5. This is a wonderful card. I love embossing! Perfectly CAS and perfectly masculine. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

  6. Fabulous! Love the texture from the embossed panel. Great black and white card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll

  7. Great card. Love the embossing and perfect for those troublesome men in our lives! Thanks so much for joining in our masculine challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  8. Great minds, indeed, Cathryn! It's a really popular little EF and it nevers gets old. You are going to get lots of enjoyment out of your embossing machine!!

  9. Ha! Great CAS card. Had to smile when you said, "...can't actually believe I made it myself!..." Aren't those some of the best cards? :) Thanks for sharing your card with us in the Birthday Challenge with the Card Makin' Mamas! Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    CMM DT

  10. Oh I love this birthday card and the texture especially. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Cafe.
    xx Ria