Friday 5 June 2015

Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamp Masculine birthday card

Simply Create Too

Hello everyone,

Summer has finally arrived big time around here, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the garden is blooming, so all is right in this part of the world! I have been humming the John Denver song 'sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy' all day and I think it does - I love how people smile and get chatty when the sun shines. 

We had some wonderful entries for the last challenge at Simply Create Too with around 160 cards linked up. We love looking through all the entries and it gets harder and harder to select just a few winners. I hope you will join us for the new challenge which is is to make a masculine card. Many people will be making Father's Day cards around now but it can be for any occasion you choose. I have to admit that I really struggle with masculine cards, but I tend to stick to neutral colours and hope for the best. This is what I came up with 

I made a simple square kraft card base and layered up some dotty paper cut out with a stitched square die. I placed a rectangular panel in the centre and added a couple of presents cut with the Make a Wish dies from Papertrey Ink. I die cut the Sending sentiment from Simon Says Stamps and coated it with glossy accents before placing it over the big birthday wishes stamp from Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI). As a final touch, I stamped and fussy cut the little candle which I paced over the 'i', and put some wink of Stella glitter on the presents.

Why not pop over to the Simply Create Too challenge blog to see the inspiration my DT sisters have for you, and join with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x 

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Sarah said...

Another amazing card Carol!! Love the colour palette you have chosen and it's perfect for a chap xx

Carole said...

Fabulous male the candle idea over the 'i'

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a great card. I used to make cards and struggled with mens cards. I struggle with buying mens cards too. Your idea to go with neutrals is a very good one I think. xx

Nataliascraft said...

Brilliant male card, fabulous design x

Unknown said...

Beautiful!!!!!Thanks so much for playing this time at Love To Scap!
Cristina DT

*Vicki* said...

Wonderful masculine birthday design!! Love the die cut sentiment and polka dotted papers! :)

Sue said...

Stunning card Carol! fab design..have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME design! I love how you used the dies and warm colors! That little candle in the sentiment is just the loveliest touch! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make It Masculine” Challenge!

Pam said...

Fabulous masculine card! Everything works so wonderfully together.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The lettering looks so yummy!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Shauna Cundick said...

LOVE the browns together. You did such a nice job with the whole composition of this card. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty!

Carrie Rhoades said...

What a great card Carol! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty! And congrats on being one of our top picks!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazel (Didos) x

Unknown said...

Lovely masculine card. Love your monotone composition!
Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap!
Best of luck with your entry.
Tammy DT

Aunty Sue said...

what a fab card and thank you so much for sharing with us at LTSCB. hope to see you back next challenge and good luck

Kristeen Simpkin said...

Just borrowed this fantastic card for my boss's upcoming birthday. My stitching was diabolical and I couldn't get the thirds proportion right. I've credited you on the card but wanted to let you know much as I am pleased with it, it's not a patch on yours. Brilliant male card. xxx


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