I took another day off from work. Since stamping doesn't hurt my knee, I made a card. I chose to participate in this week's Sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I will hang onto this card until May, when I will mail it to my nephew for his birthday.
My nephew works and plays with computers. I wanted the card to have a masculine feel, so I used industrial-styled backgrounds. I used gold ink on the circuit board layer. The screws holding the cake layer in place are faux. I made them look like Robertson screws. **( see note below) Needing something else, I stamped a 25 (the age he will be on his next birthday) on a gold oval, and added faux rivets. It reminds me of a serial number plate.
The cake was colored with Prismacolor pencils, dipped in Odorless Mineral Spirits. The cake layer is popped up on dimensional foam dots.
Stamps: Big Cake, 2, and 5 from You Say It's Your Birthday by The Cat's Pajamas; Circuit Board and Diamond Plate Backgrounders by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Stampin' Up Bordering Blue, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy; Curious Metallics Ice Gold
Ink: Bordering Blue,Versafine Onyx Black, Jet Black Stazon, Encore metallic Gold, Prismacolor Pencils
Other: small square punch, 1/4 circle punch, 3/16 circle punch, oval punch, Dimensionals
** note regarding Robertson screws. If I had a way to make a hexagon, I would have made Allen screws. I have a star-shaped punch, but it is a 5-rayed star, not a 6-rayed star, so I could not make a Torx screw. Nerds, and those who love nerds, will understand all this. Oh, and I did have to use Google to figure out what the square-shaped tip is called. I had a different name for them when I saw they were used to hang some closet shelves that I was hoping to remove. I think we used pliers to remove those screws!