Monday 16 May 2016

Masculine Birthday | Ships Away

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Today I have a masculine card for you. With all the pretty floral stamps and designs, I find it very difficult to make a masculine card.

I can spend hours on pinterest trying to find inspiration when it comes to a more "manly" card, even then I'll still stare at my paper wondering where all my creativity went.

When it comes to masculine cards, I tend to find that simpler is better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are men out there that love the glitter and the sparkle and the sequins, but for me I think clean and simple is better.

To begin, I masked off a 3/4" strip and sponged a medium blue for the upper line. I then masked that off and left a 1" space to sponge in a darker blue. After those were dry, I masked and sponged with the darkest blue.

Once those were completely dry, I heat embossed with black the ship image and the Happy Birthday Greeting.

I trimmed the panel down to 4x5 1/4" and rounded the bottom right corner. The matte was cut down to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and then this was put on a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own.

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