Welcome! My first order of business is to share the winner of my gray Copic t-shirt, and that would be commenter number 22, Lynn Gauthier:
Congratulations, Lynn! I have emailed you for your address. Thank you to everyone who offered class suggestions and welcome Jenn as well!
I needed a few guy-appropriate birthday cards and thought that relatively clean and simple was probably the way to go. First I used several Copic Various Inks "smooshed" on glossy cardstock and sprayed randomly with Copic Colorless Blender to spread and blend the ink. I cut that inked panel into strips, and then heat-embossed a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp set.
I kept the backgrounds simple as well--Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores cardstock, embossed with either a Linen and Canvas impression plate, or the one that you see on the card that is standing up, which I can't find when I search for "impression plate" right now--sorry!! (Hey, use the impression plates that you have--that's what I do!) I rounded the bottom corners, stamped a sentiment inside, and I was good to go.
Thank you again for participating in the Copic shirt giveaway and welcome post,