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DS128 – Birthday Card


ds128 birthday

I decided to give the latest Deconstructed Sketch, DS128, a try. I am so glad I did – I really like this card!

ds128 sketch

The sketch called for a second, smaller circle, and I made a faux coin to use. First, I cut a circle out of Brushed Gold card stock, then I embossed it with an embossing folder. Finally, I punched a hole out of the center. I was inspired by two coins in our international coin jar (husband has done a lot of international travel…we have a mug of foreign currency) that have holes in them.

coins real and faux

The coin on the left is a 5 yen piece from Japan, the one on the right is a 1 krone piece from Denmark. I made embossed circles from copper, silver and gold card stock, and decided gold worked best with my project.  (click on the photo to enlarge)

And it is always a good day when I can use a tag out of my stash!  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Levi Strauss tag, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (anchor), Spellbinders (circles), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


2 thoughts on “DS128 – Birthday Card

  1. This is so fun! Love that you put the Levi’s tag in there! Thanks for joining us for DS128!