Masculine birthday card – the three words that often sends cardmakers into a frenzy of “OMG all I have is flower stamps”. Well I managed to make a birthday card for my dear long-suffering husband that I think is masculine without being overly ‘brown’. The hubby is extremely supportive of my hobby and business so I hope he likes my card.
Here’s some simple instructions if you’d like to also make this card.
1. Adhere a piece of striped patterned paper to some Sage cardstock
2. Using a template and paper piercer, make holes around the top part of the Sage cardstock
3. Attach some twill where the paper and cardstock meet. Thread the twill through a piece of Pewter Hodgepodge and secure the ends with pewter brads as shown in the photo.
4. Stamp the birthday sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, punch with a large oval punch then chalk around the edges.
5. Mount the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some ‘pop’.
6. Stamp the three stars in chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out using a small star punch (note, the Stampin’ Up! star punch matches perfectly with the stamps).
7. Chalk the edges of the stars with chocolate chip chalk and mount using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8. Mount the whole piece onto an A5 folded Chocolate Chip card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here’s a list of the products I used: (all products by Stampin’ Up! and available for purchase through me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wanted stamp set (stars)
Sincere Salutations (Birthday greeting)
Chocolate Chip cardstock
Chocolate Chip inkpad
Outlaw Designer Series Paper (stripy paper)
Sage Shadow cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Stampin’ Pastels (chalks)
Sponge Dauber (to apply the Pastels)
Pewter Hodgepodge (metal embellishments)
Crafter’s Tool Kit (Template, soft mat and paper piercer to make holes)
If you’d like some more ideas on what you can use to make masculine cards just click here for a heap of great ideas: Masculine card ideas.