Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Masculine Birthday card

Hello everyone,

Sorry to have been a bit lax about the blog lately but we are in the midst of decorating and it is taking much longer than we anticipated. We also celebrated my Husband's birthday last week and I overcame my fears and had a go at the dreaded masculine birthday card. I went for a kraft, cream and brown colour scheme, and a CAS style and came up with this;-

I used the Happy Banner from Papertrey Ink and placed brown letters in the aapertures. The stamp is from a NBUS set from Wplus 9 called Just Geometrics: Triangles and I stamped it with Versamark Ink and clear embossed it. As this wasn't going in the post, I added a pewter buckle from the mountain of embellishments that I now rarely use and finished off with a few tiny gold acrylic glitter spots. In fact the spots are so so subtle that I bet you have difficulty 'spotting ' them! Sorrreee - I couldn't help it. He had a lovely day and we went to see a show at the Opera House called Eric and Little Ern - it brought back so many happy memories of Christmas Morecambe and Wise Shows.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes.

Sweet Stamps Challenge - use kraft paper.

The Kraft Journal Challenge - no pattern paper.

Pinspirational Challenge - anything goes.

That's Crafty Challenge - keep it simple.

The Paper Girls Challenge - use solid cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week.

Carol x


  1. What a fabulous masculine card Carol. You really nailed this. I'm sure your hubby loved it.

  2. Carol - you absolutely rocked the masculine birthday card! I love the colours you've used, and that tiny buckle is just super. I'm sure your husband loves it. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  3. Oh this card is so awesome, I really adore that pewter buckle! and it is a super CAS as well, Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the details, so elegant...

  5. Now you have over come this feat you can make more! You have chosen the perfect colours for a make card and that little buckle just adds something extra special. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  6. I'll bet your husband loved this card. Love the graphic -ness. Is that even a word? Anyway, great masculine card.

  7. Fabulous card, very masculine. I'm following your blog now.

    Warm hugs

  8. CAS perfection! Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  9. Perfect guy birthday card...I love all the brown and your use of that die, so fun.

  10. Absolutely love your card. Great design. Thanks for entering it at the Kraft Journal no design paper challenge.

  11. A lovely card. I find cards for men an absoulte nightmare!

    hugs sally x


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Carol x


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