It’s the husband’s birthday so I whipped up this quick vintage style card for him.
Lots of people find it difficult to make masculine cards so I have a post here on my blog that can give you some ideas on what to use to make a masculine card. The reason I found this card quick to make is because I knew I wanted some earthy colours so I went for Cranberry Crisp, Buckeroo Blue and Chocolate Chip. I also figured that using lots of hardware on a card would be good for a man’s card which gave me the idea of doing a row of brads. Finally the choice of stamps wasn’t too hard as most of my stamps are floral or feminine so this one which is called ‘Stamp of Authenticity’ by Stampin’ Up! was an obvious choice.
To make this card I took some Kraft cardstock and stamped the Canvas background stamp using Cranberry Crisp ink. I purposely didn’t try to get a perfect image to give it a bit of a ‘rough’ look. I then stamped the small circle “Proof” stamp five times down the right hand side of the Kraft card using Chocolate Chip ink, punched some small holes into the middle of each circle and inserted the Antique Brass brads.
The library card from Stamp of Authenticity was stamped using Buckeroo Blue ink onto Confetti Cream cardstock, cut it out and roughed up the edges with a distressing tool and then edged it with Chocolate Chip ink by dragging the inkpad around the edges of the cardstock. I then stamped the words ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ from the Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set using Cranberry Crisp ink and stamped the husband’s name using Chocolate Chip ink with the Classic Alphabet stamp set. The ‘Authentic’ stamp was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Buckeroo Blue cardstock – you can’t see it in the scan very well but I went around the perimeter with a perforating tool to add texture and interest. This was then cut out (just a couple of millimeters past the perforating) and attached to the library card using an Antique Brass spiral clip and mounted onto the Kraft card using double-sided foam tape. The bottom of the Kraft card was stamped with “100 percent” and the ‘original barcode’ (both from the Stamp of Authenticity stamp set) using Chocolate Chip ink. The whole piece was then layered onto a folded piece of Cranberry Crisp cardstock.
Here’s a quick list of the products used:
Card designed by Angela Sargeant
All images copyright to Stampin’ Up! 2000-2007
All products available for purchase through Angela Sargeant on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamp of Authenticity stamp set
Canvas Background stamp
Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set
Classic Alphabet stamp set
Cranberry Crisp cardstock
Cranberry Crisp inkpad
Chocolate Chip inkpad
Buckeroo Blue cardstock
Buckeroo Blue inkpad
Confetti Cream cardstock
Antique Brass Hodgepodge (brads and spiral clip)
Cutter Kit (Distressing Tool and Perforating Blade)
1/16″ Handheld Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals (double-sided foam tape)
Well I think I was successful in making a masculine birthday card and was very pleased with the results. If you have any questions on this card or cardmaking in general or would like to purchase any of these products then please feel free to e-mail me on email@example.com