Masculine Birthday Card

Do you struggle with creating masculine birthday cards?  I know this is a common complaint.  I have that same difficulty.  However, the planning of this masculine birthday card came together quite quickly.

Masculine Birthday Card

As I had not made a masculine card for quite some time, I was a little apprehensive. In particular, I wanted my masculine birthday card to have a high contrast of colors, a repetition of design, a Stitched So Sweetly die, and a subtle Elegant Faceted gem.  So, I gathered my supplies, and much to my surprise, the card almost designed itself.  I especially like the pop of color the Cajun Craze cardstock adds.

Masculine Birthday Card

To provide a little continuity and additional interest to the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the In Good Taste DSP, with a smaller border of Basic Black cardstock.  Don’t forget that decorating the inside of your card provides a more cohesive look.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (1st layer) — 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Banners — Gray Granite cardstock 7/8″ x 4-1/4″; Basic Black cardstock 3/4″ x 4-1/4″; Whisper White cardstock 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die-cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (3rd layer) — 2″ x 3-1/8″ (stamp with tree image)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (inside of card) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (inside of card) — 5/8″ x 4″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (inside of card) — 1/2″ x 4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

 

Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set

 
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Linen Thread

 
Elegant Faceted Gems

 
Banners Pick A Punch

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

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