Sunday, March 10, 2013
Masculine Birthday Card
Today I have for you a masculine birthday card I made for a co-worker. Masculine cards seem really hard for me to make. Awhile back I came across a 6 X 6 paper pad by Authentique called Original and it was all blues and browns and it seemed perfect for masculine cards. I finally had a chance to try it out this weekend. Let me know what you think.
I started with a piece of 8 1/2" X 11" card stock that I cut at 4 1/4", giving me a 4 1/4" X 11" piece of card stock. I scored that a 5 1/2" but rather than making it a portrait style card I mad this one landscape so my width is 5 1/2" . Next I added a piece of blue patterned paper from that paper pad cut at 4" X 5 1/4".. The other thing I loved about this paper pad is it was two sided. So cut a strip of the patterned paper at 1" X 4". The lid blue strip on my card is the reverse side of the blue patterned paper. Then I took another piece of paper from the pad, this one looks like it had metal buttons on it and cut it at 4" X 3/4". I inked the edges of all my papers with some of the Gathered Twigs distress ink. Next I cut a 2 1/2" square from the buttoned patterned paper an used the back side which is a rich chocolate brown fro the mat behind my sentiment. I then cut a 2 1/4" square out of white card stocked that I inked the edges heavily with the Gathered Twigs distress ink. I stamped my sentiment with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and adhered it to my brown mat. I added some bronze nail heads at the top and bottom of the sentiment mat and adhered all of that to my card from with some foam tape. Because it was a masculine card I did no more.
I hope you liked the card and feel a bit inspired to try your hand at making a masculine card.