I wanted to show a quick easy way to make a card for someone by using an embossing folder and dies. Often times I overwhelm myself with over thinking a card, tag, mixed media project or art journal. I liked the clean lines of this card and the two colors of silver and black. It doesn't necessarily have to be given to a man and one could just change the background black card and it could be used for a woman's card as well.
To start all I did was a cut a piece of black cardstock (I used Bazzill cardstock) and Tim Holtz Kraft Core silver paper into the size of an A7 card.
Then I took a Happy Birthday Embossing folder from Darice and ran the silver cardstock through my Vagabond 2 machine. I was going to leave the black card stock plain but decided I liked the embossing and ran the black through as well.
Since our challenge had a twist with balloons, I used my balloon die from Tim Holtz Crazy Things Die set and cut out 5 black balloons with strings from the Bazzill cardstock. I then cut a thin strip of the black cardstock and embossed it and placed it horizontal across the card along with another strip of silver card stock. I glued everything down my tombow adhesive and voila!
This card was super easy to make and I like the clean lines and simplicity of the card. A good technique that can be changed with different colored cardstock. I hope you enjoyed this fast and furious tutorial!