Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, Honey!

#stampinup  Tomorrow is my hubby's birthday, so of course I had to make a card for him!! I used the sketch at this week's Create with Connie & Mary challenge.


I only have a few current packages of designer series paper and I wasn't sure that any of them were masculine enough. I love the English Garden DSP because of the soft, water-colored flowers. But who would have guessed? On the reverse side of several papers, there are some suitable for a masculine card! So these papers set my color scheme: Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Suede.

I used a Mossy Meadow card base and added a Soft Suede mat. I laid my two strips of English Garden DSP, off-set, like the sketch. Then I cut a 2-1/8" square of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment from the "Perfect Pennants" set. I backed this piece with a 2-1/4" square of Night of Navy. I added this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the "And Many More" set, masking the "birthday" on one so that I could have one word on each little flag. I punched these with the Banner Punch. I also punched a Night of Navy banner. I tucked each flag behind the main design and adhered each to the card with a little Snail Adhesive.

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  1. A perfect masculine card. I am always reaching for that sentiment myself and I love how you've layered it with the English Garden DSP. The Happy Birthday banners look cool too! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  2. I love how you adjusted the panels a bit to make this your own. Great choice of papers and colors for this masculine card, and the banners fit in so nicely here! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Wow! Awesome masculine card....perfect for a hubby! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Oh wow! I think of that DSP for more feminine cards, but it looks AWESOME on your masculine card with the brown tones! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I really like the rich colors of this card! As I was looking at it I was thinking this would make a great Father's day card too! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. WOW...what a surprise your card is...using the english garden dsp as masculine...and it is PERFECT! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. What a great paper combination for your masculine card - your husband will love it! Thanks for joining us over at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  8. What a great birthday card for a guy! I love your choice of papers and colors and also how you did the birthday greeting! Thanks for joining this week at Create with Connie and Mary!