I don’t make many masculine cards and those I do are upon requests with a theme like hiking, golfing, wine… so I just create a digital image with my Silhouette Portrait and make a 3D card. But today I wanted to make a “normal” card which could be generic for any masculine birthdays and that I could use as a “template” for other masculine card requests.
So I went through good old Pinterest for some inspiration and it inspired me with this design! Its relatively easy to put together. I started by cutting strips from an adhesive backed gold craft sheet with my Tonic Studios paper trimmer and adhered it onto my white card base. I die cut the black panel with a Spellbinders die and heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment with Wow embossing sparkle powder.
I then cut the leaves using Waffle Flowers die from a piece of gelli printed sheet I had done earlier. For the number 50, I didn’t have large enough number dies so I used a stencil. I traced the numbers with Versamark clear embossing pen, heat embossed it with gold WoW embossing powder and then ran it through my Brother scan and cut to cut it! I then assembled everything on my black panel using foam adhesive to create some dimension, and the card was done!
I really had fun making this card as I used quite a few different techniques to do it and you know how I love techniques! In the end I’m not quite sure if this particular card is masculine enough but I guess one can always replace the leaves with tools, golf clubs, wine bottles… according to the person’s interest so I’ll keep the template anyway.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of my masculine card!
I’m sharing this over at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes
Through the Craft room door – Anything Goes
Inkspirational Photo Challenge – I went with the gold and black
Die Cutting Divas – I used Nov’s sketch