Friday, July 8, 2022


I hope you have been enjoying the Brewed For You cards this week.  Today's birthday card is perfect for the guy in your life that enjoys a cold beer every once in a while.

The card design was created to remind you of that old-fashioned gathering place with the aged antique red brick walls and the old, silver mirror behind the bar.

I used a few common techniques to create the card including brayering the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder with Early Espresso ink before I embossed the Merry Merlot cardstock.  I then used my Blending Brush to add some additional aging on the brick with Early Espresso ink.

The Mirroring Technique (also sometimes called the Reflection Technique) was used to make the stein on the far left.  Did you notice how its handle is on the left?

I experimented a bit with my "yellow" ink colors to get the "beer" the color I wanted it.  I ended up using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink -- but played with different combinations of color layers and stamping off.  It's definitely a "light" beer and not a "stout".

For my mirror behind the bar, I chose the darkest of the three foil colors from the Silver Foil package because I thought it more closely resembled an antiqued mirror.  I embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to add a little additional aging.  The shelf under the mirror was made with a Basic Black strip embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder.  I also brayered that embossing folder with Black Memento ink before I embossed the cardstock, but honestly you can skip that step as it really doesn't show very much.

Because there was a lot going on with the card front, I kept the inside simple and just used a simple double mat layer.  It is a "guy card" after all, so it doesn't need a lot of "fancy" right? 

The sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts.  I main reason I purchased this stamp set when it was first introduced last year was because of the wide variety of sentiments it includes, but I admit that I often forget about it.  However, if you need a versatile sentiment set, this is it!  To see all the sentiments included, check it out more closely in my product list below.  It really could be categorized as an all-occasion stamp set.

If you have questions about any of the techniques I mentioned using, please leave me a comment.  I will do my best to answer your questions.  I'm here to help you learn and grow.  A free tutorial is also available for download by using this link.

In the above photos, you can see a little peek of the envelope.  In keeping with my philosophy of no naked card insides and no naked envelopes, I decorated the envelope with a couple more beers.  I thought that would entice the recipient to look inside!

Thank you for visiting today!  Enjoy your weekend.

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