Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

My boss's birthday is on Thursday so decided I should make him a card and get it in the mail since I have not yet been released to go back to work. Masculine cards are always hard for me but this is what I came up with.

My card base is white card stock cut and folded to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and is a portrait card. I used my Imagine and the Best Friends cartridge to print out the cloud paper and cut it to 4" X 3 1/2". The green patterned paper is from my stash and is cut 4" X 2 1/2". The hot air balloon is from the Summer in Paris Cricut Mini Cartridge and is cut at 4". I used my Imagine to color the balloon's layers. Once cut and removed from the mat I sprayed the brown layer lightly with some Coffee Shop glimmer mist and the blue layer with some Dragonfly Glimmer Mist. This just helped enhanced my colors on each layer and covered a few white edges that showed on the blue layer. I adhered the two layers together and pop dotted it to the front of my card and stamped happy birthday in some brown chalk ink. Pretty quick and simple card but seems to work for a man's card. What do you think? Thanks for visiting.


  1. It's a perfect man's card! I'm soooo glad to see your crafting mojo is up and running!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

  2. I love your card Deanna!!! It is perfect for a man or anyone really.

  3. Beautiful card. Love the colors you used. I have owned this cartridge for three years and have never used it. I think I need to dig it out!