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.


  1. Very nice Deanna - Authentique is one of my fav paper lines. Love it

  2. Great job, Deanna... I like the colors that you chose to use.

  3. What a great card! It does remind me of men's ties. You did great!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. The paper is definitely suitable for masculine cards. Looks great!!

  5. Very nice card! I have a hard time making masculine cards too!

  6. Love it! The colors are perfect for masculine cards. And I love the landscape style a lot. Hugs, Fran

  7. Very nice masculine card!

  8. What a perfect "man" card!!

  9. Oh my gosh, I love this! Great colors and the layout is just perfect for a masculine card. I don't do much with the landscape style but this makes me want to!