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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Masculine Happy Birthday

Hello!  Hope you're having a great day!

I don't make a lot of masculine cards, but this one turned out to be a bit on the masculine side and I really like it.
I used 3 different stamps from QKR Stampede,   Trees (#21601), Cattails (#11602) and Happy Birthday (#22803)
I started by setting up the nesting ovals on my SCAL2 program and cutting them on my Cricut Expressions

I used white card stock for the oval in the center.  I used Pan Pastels to color the background and used hair spray to set the color.

I then use the Trees stamp on the sides of the oval.  These trees are one stamp, first I inked up the stamp with VersaFine Mossy Green and Smokey Gray inks and stamped the right side of the oval.  Then repeated the process and stamped the left side of the oval.  Since I used only half the image on each side, it looks like two different stamps.

I used watercolor crayon to color the trunk of the trees.
I then stamped the Cattails stamp, using VersaFine Smokey Gray, then colored that image with watercolor crayons.

I layered and adhered the 3 ovals with ATG tape and then adhered them to the green card stock, and onto the card base.
All these card stocks were from my scrap stash.

I cut the 2 sizes of a banner from SCAL2, stamped the white one with the Happy Birthday stamp and inked the edges with the Mossy Green ink and adhered it to the larger banner, then onto the card.

I'm pleased with how this card turned out.  I don't do a lot of masculine cards, seems to be the hardest style of card for me.

Thanks for stopping by today! You know I always like to have your feedback, so leave me a comment if you care to.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


kisatrtle said...

male cards are difficult and you nailed this one

Anonymous said...

Oh what a very handsome card!!! Perfect for a fella!!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU so much for your very sweet comment on my blog!!!

Enfys said...

Perfect card for a fella, love it. You are doing great stuff with scal as well, have had a good browse around... Have a lovely weekend,
big hugs
En xx