Friday 10 November 2017

Clean and Simple Masculine Birthday

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

Today I wanted to share a masculine birthday card I created using a bit of masking and some simple Distress ink sponging. I have found that the simplest of designs can pack a big punch, and this is no different. If you know your recipient prefers blues or greens or browns or any other colour, you can always switch it up.

Gotta love it when a design can be changed a bit to make a big difference.

To cut the front panel, I used the positive space from a torn paper die that I had cut for another card. I popped that up on some foam tape.

On the front of the standard A2 sized card base, I used 1" Post-It tape to mask off some vertical stripes. I used Forest Moss for the large green, Gathered Twigs for the one on the right and Vintage Photo for the one on the left.

I then stamped the "Happy Birthday" greeting from Recollects with CTMH Archival ink. Any time I stamp over Distress ink, I prefer to use Archival to avoid any bleeding that may occur.

I then added the frame to the front of the card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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  1. Great masculine card! I love how you rotated the sketch!

  2. These stripes are beautiful! Great technique and great card!

  3. Such a cool idea! I love the inking!


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