Totally Epic Birthday

Are you ready for the fun Birthday Bash week at StampNation?  I can't show you the Design Team card I made for today's challenge because it is an exclusive.  If you are a member you can head on over to today's challenge and see it there.  :)  What I can do is give you a sneek peak.

Can you guess what the challenge is?  I can tell you I used Add A Little Dazzle metal sheets run through an embossing folder to create the frosting on top of my cupcakes.  I can also tell you I used Copic markers to color in the cherries because I didn't have any red nor green metal sheets

StampNation Birthday Bash
Birthday Bash 3
By now you probably know that Catherine is hosting a huge giveaway on her YouTube channel.  If you haven't click here to go to her blog for all the deets.  Today's giveaway is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  Being on the Design Team means I'm not eligible to win any prizes, but that didn't stop my from playing along with the challenge and using one of my favorite stamp sets for teenage guys.  (RAD)

Epic Dude #1
Epic Dude #2

I have to say a little something about card #2.   When I cut out the little banner you see at the top I was cutting the opposite side which had a blue background, I think. But, when I flipped it over  I saw that I had cut out the "14" from the ruler on the opposite side.  My youngest and most of his friends are turning 14 this year, so I knew I had to make this second card using the "14" banner.  :)

#2 Closeup of "14"
Last, but not least.
Epic Dude #3
This last card is possibly my favorite.  It looks so masculine to me.  While I was working on this card my 13 year old son came in and saw the embossed black metal sheet (Add A Little Dazzle).  He told me it looked cool.  High praise from a 13 year old boy.

Add A Little Dazzle Black Metal Sheets
Die cut from On Film Framelits
Did you notice the little black squares on the third card?   They were taken from the film strip I had punched out.  I think they add just the right touch, don't you?  I love that the black metal looks so cool when you sand it and let the silver metal shine through. Can you tell I'm really liking the metal sheets I got just before Christmas?  Now I need to order the sample pack with all the colors because the 5 I bought just aren't enough.

****Note- To view the above video you may need to go to my blog.  Click on the post title above "Totally Epic Birthday" to go there now.  :)

As if all this awesomeness wasn't enough I found out that the Friday Mashup crew is having a Birthday challenge of its own.  Holly, the creator of the challenge, is also a January birthday girl.  I'm keeping the celebration going by linking up with her challenge.

To get 20% off the Bold Wishes Stamp Set from CAS-UAL Fridays (until Jan 18th) click HERE
To go to Catherine's YouTube post to win a FREE stamp set and die click HERE
To join StampNation and see my exclusive Design Team card, get another chance to win the prizes this week and join in the fun of being a member click HERE (and be sure to tell them I sent you)

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Supply Lists

Epic Dude #1
Stamps: RAD (CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps), Off the Grid (SU)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Black
Paper: Smoky Slate, Twitterpated
Misc: Banners Framelits Die (SU), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Silver Soda Pop Tops (Retired), Crystal Effects, 1/2" Circle Punch

Epic Dude #2

Stamps: RAD (CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps), Off the Grid (SU), Gorgeous Grunge (SU)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Black
Paper: Smoky Slate, Fan Fair DSP (Retired), Crumb Cake
Misc: Banners Framelits Die (SU), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Distress Tool

Epic Dude #3
Stamps: RAD (CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps), Off the Grid (SU), Gorgeous Grunge (SU)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Black, Basic Grey
Paper: Smoky Slate, Well Worn DSP (Retired), Very Vanilla, Basic Grey

Misc: Banners Framelits Die (SU), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Essentials Hardware Clips, Argyle Embossing Folder, Black Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheet, On Film Framelits


Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all your masculine cards, Heather! The black metal sanded is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an awesome post. I can't even begin to pick a favorite Epic Dude card from those three! Each one has some detail I love! I didn't know about those metal sheets, but they sound (and look) fabulous. Thanks for the video tutorial, too.

Catherine Pooler said...

You rock, Heather! Love this video, you are a doll and I want to hug your neck.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Love all of these masculine cards for teenagers, Heather! They are the hardest to make cards for in my opinion. Thanks for all the great ideas and for playing with us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Heather, these are great designs and use of supplies- truly masculine and super cool- but the most impressive thing about them is that your son approved of them- WIN! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the Friday Mashup!

Heather North said...

Thank you everyone! I'm so glad you enjoyed these masculine cards too!!!

Janice said...

Awesome cards!