Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Man Birthday

This is one for the boys.  Yep, they deserve handmade cards too!  I've got another sample to share with you that I designed for my Birthday Card Buffet next week.

Masculine birthday card featuring the You're Amazing and Clockworks stamp sets.
One of the things I love about making masculine cards is that it gives me an excuse to get grungy.  I love sponging and spritzing and distressing...lots of fun!

Here is a quick how-to for this one:

  • I used Naturals Ivory card stock for the base and stamped the balloon image from the You're Amazing set repeatedly using Sahara Sand ink.  I stamped one of the flourishes from the Clockworks set around the edges using Crumb Cake ink.
  • I spritzed the card base using my Colour Spritzer tool and my Basic Black marker.
  • I cut the red pennant from Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock and embossed it with the Argyle TIEF and then lightly sanded it to bring out the lighter coloured core.
  • I cut a pennant from the Modern Medley DSP and stamped the balloon image in Cherry Cobbler and the flourish from Clockworks in Sahara Sand.
  • I layered the two paper pennants with a piece of burlap ribbon cut into a pennant....tip: use Sticky Strip to adhere the burlap!
  • I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink on some scrap Crumb Cake card stock and then die the label using the Apothecary Accents framelits.  I stamped the flourish from Clockworks again using Crumb Cake ink.
  •  I layered it on Basic Black using the technique shown on the Tutorials tab above.  I adhered the whole thing to the card using dimensionals.
  • I stamped two little tickets on Sahara Sand card stock using Basic Black ink and punched them with the Ticket Duo punch.  I clipped them in place using a mini library clip I had in my stash.
Inside view with sentiment from Bring on the Cake.
On the inside I just did a little stamping, tying in the images and colours from the front of the card.  I also added the sentiment image from Bring on the Cake, which I stamped in Basic Black.

I hope you enjoyed this little project...maybe the man in your life will too!


  1. This is great inspiration for a masculine card. They are hard for me and I have five men in my family that I make cards for! Love the colors you used and the die you used for the happy birthday. This is great. The blog candy arrived last night and it is terrific. Thank you so very much. It's perfect and blue is my favorite color! I love it all.

  2. Love this card! Your card base is fantastic and grungy! Gorgeous masculine card.


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