Masculine Birthday Card – Mission Impossible or was it?

What makes a ‘good’ Masculine Birthday card

Masculine birthday card, birthday card, Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set, multi-coloured heat embossing, happy birthday, 2018-2020 In Color Emboss Powders, Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Catalogue Ann's PaperWorks| Ann Lewis| Stampin' Up! (Aus) online store 24/7

I have to say that the answer to this question is probably determined by your personal taste.  But your design is also often influenced by the intended receiver of the card as well.  But these guidelines always work for masculine cards: geometric designs, earthy colours, outdoors subjects, hobbies, interactive cards (cards that move)  and simple designs.

This month’s Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge is Masculine Cards (you probably guessed that already!). I don’t create lots of masculine cards but I have had this design and technique rolling around my head for a while.

How did I create this Masculine Birthday Card?

To create the multicoloured feature on the front of the card, I stamped (Versamark Ink) the striped image from the Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set, one of my favourites.  It is just a simple photopolymer stamp set with bubbles, random dots, paint splashes and stripes but it is so versatile. I sprinkled (used a small spoon) three different colours (Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover) of embossing powders over the stamped image and then heat embossed. If you made multiple of these cards, each one would turn out different as it is a little random.

The sentiment is from the Very Vintage Stamp Set which is such a feminine set but the “Happy birthday’ was simple and plain – perfect for a masculine card. I cut a thin strip of Pineapple Punch cardstock to place under the sentiment to add some interest.

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Looking for other masculine cards, check this out here.   Just change up the Designer Series Paper (patterned paper) and you will be right to go.

Details and Ingredients: 

Level of Expertise: beginner Time: 1/2 hr

Card base: 8-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (21cm x 14 cm) Blueberry Bushel Cardstock;

Pineapple Punch Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (9.7 cm x 13.3 cm);

Basic Black Layer: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (9.4 cm x 13 cm).

2018-2020 In Color, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Catalogue Ann's PaperWorks| Ann Lewis| Stampin' Up! (Aus) online store 24/7

Inside of card:

The sentiment is from the Rooted in nature Stamp Set, stamped in Blueberry Bushel.  The striped image is from the Playful Background Stamp Set, stamped in Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover.

Pineapple Punch Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (9.7 cm x 13.3 cm);

Whisper White Layer: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ (9.4 cm x 13 cm).

Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge

Global Stampers

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I hope you enjoyed this masculine birthday card.

 

3 thoughts on “Masculine Birthday Card – Mission Impossible or was it?

  1. oakfieldcrafts

    Love it. I have that stamp set and now need to get the embossing powders so that I can give it a try.

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