Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birthday Cards for Men

Let's be honest, I like to make pretty things. So when I must create cards for my husband or son's birthdays, I must go to a place I don't visit often. My husband celebrated his birthday on the 4th of October and this is one of the cards I made with him in mind.
I started with Desert Sand and Bamboo cardstock on a Colonial White base. I edged everything with Desert Sand ink, then stamped with a retired background stamp on the Bamboo cardstock with Desert Sand ink. I used our sweet new Chevron punch to create the border.

I inked up this lovely lighthouse and sentiment, from Seaside Greetings, with White Daisy pigment ink and stamped them on Outdoor Denim cardstock. I embossed them with clear embossing powder. I cut Colonial White cardstock the same size as the Outdoor Denim piece and Desert Sand cardstock 1/4 of an inch larger and rounded all corners. I tied them all up with some Natural Hemp and this was my first Men's card to choose from. Stay tuned for my next one.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Seaside Greetings
Ink: Desert Sand; White Daisy Pigment
Cardstock: Colonial White; Desert Sand; Bamboo; Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder; Natural Hemp
Tools: Chevron Punch; Corner Rounder

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, this is a great masculine card! I love the speckled background ( you've got me rushing to my studio to see if I have that one! ) and the lighthouse stamp is truly "manly" although I'd love getting that image, too. Excellent work!


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