Do you struggle with masculine cards?  My most requested cards are masculine birthday cards. So, today I’m bringing you two, yes two, masculine Beauty of Friendship birthday cards.

The Beauty of Friendship bundle, which includes the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies, is perfect for masculine cards. Even though I did not use it on either card, the coordinating Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) is equally perfect for that ever-elusive masculine card.

Beauty of Friendship-Masculine Birthday

I love how the repetition of images and textures can enhance your cards. For a very subtle touch, I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder on the Basic White cardstock.  Additionally, I cut a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and stamped it repeatedly with Soft Succulent ink, cut it into three 1/2 inch pieces, and applied them to the card front. Finally, with Wink of Stella on their wings, the two birds add just the right pop of color.  

Beauty of Friendship - Masculine Birthday

I added some visual interest on my second card with a die-cut oval, a scalloped edge made with the Penned Flowers die, three Matte Black dots, and a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). All of these items help to highlight the tree focal image. Sometimes, it is the little thing that helps bring everything together into one cohesive card.  As a result, I’m sure your special fella would love to receive either one of these Beauty of Friendship birthday cards!


Cutting Details:

  • First Card
    • Early Espresso (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
    • Basic White (1st layer) — 2-1/4 x 5-1/4; stamp the sentiment and emboss
    • Soft Succulent (1st layer) — 1-1/2 x 5-1/4; stamp and cut into three 1/2 strips
    • Crumb Cake (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
    • Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
    • Real Red (4th layer) — scrap; die-cut two birds
    • Inside:
      •      Basic White — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Second Card
    • Gray Granite (card base) — 5-1/2 x 8-1/2; score and fold at 4-1/4, cut 1-1/4 off of one side
    • Basic Black (1st layer) — 3 x 4; die-cut oval
    • Gray Granite (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
    • Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
    • Basic Black (with the scalloped edge)  (place behind the shortened front of the card) — Finished Size 3-1/4 x 5-1/2; die-cut with Penned Flowers die
    • Inside:
      • Basic White — 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
      • In Good Taste DSP — 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
      • Basic Black — 1/8 x 5-1/2


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