Masculine birthday card

Hi crafters, recently I needed a birthday card for a guy friend of mine. As you must have noticed, guy-cards are not something I make by default. When I am crafting, I always gravitate towards flowery images and girly colors, so I was worried this might be a little out-of-my-comfort-zone. I was so wrong!! Not only did I enjoy making this card, but also I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope!! Can’t wait to show you guys :-D

Card front

Masculine birthday card

To start with, I used a few self-adhesive die cuts I had received from StampinUp! when I had just started as a demonstrator. These came in the paper pumpkin kit I received along with my starter kit.

Taking a cue from these, I decided to stick to the green-blue color scheme with a touch of black to bring in some bold. I used three different inks – Marina Mist (by StampinUp!), Green Apple (SSS) and Black (SSS).

I used two different stamp sets for the card front – Lots of Stars (SSS) and Happy Birthday stamp set by StampinUp! (from the same paper pumpkin kit).

I also did a little bit of stenciling around the center of my card front using the zig zag stencil (SSS) and Marina Mist ink. The mini blending tool helped blend a very light layer of ink. Just enough to add a little bit of interest.

Inside the card

Masculine birthday card

On the inside of this card, I used the star stamps again and added a couple sentiments from Sunshine Sentiments stamp set (by LilInker Designs).

Envelope

Masculine birthday card

For a matching envelope, I created a similar pattern with the star stamps on the front of a plain white envelope. I also added a couple more sentiments in each corner using Sizzix clear stamp set (came with a framelits die set).

Totally loved creating this card! I’m sure I will be making several more cards with this stamps set – a girly card (pink, gold and purple stars?), a set of note cards may be? Hhmmm.. Itching to be crafty :-) Do give this one a try. If you don’t have the exact same stamp set, pick one which has several sizes of a same image – flowers, balloons, or hearts? Yes, please! And don’t forget to share your creation with me.

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!






Simon Says Clear Stamps LOTS OF STARS sss101404 Pure Sunshine



Sizzix Framelits Dies with Clear Stamps, Phrases, 12-Pack



Sunshine Sentiments Stamps



Simon Says Stamp Stencil ZIG ZAG ssst121355 This is the Life



Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965



Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack



Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad GREEN APPLE ink006



Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK

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xoxo, ~Varada

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