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.
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.
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.
I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card. I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.
Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky. However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it. Did you notice the beautiful embossed background? I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder. One of my very favorites!
I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards. In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower. Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.
Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride? It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together. I love my simple, elegant card. Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.
Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card? As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’Blends Alcohol Markers. The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.
The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card. You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card. It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.
In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies. I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5, from Amazon. I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers. The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked. However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card. I do hope you will give it a try!!
My Painted Poppies Birthday card is not only pretty, but it is also quick and easy to make. The Painted Poppies Bundle is one of my favorite items from the new SU! January to June 2020 Mini Catalog. If you do not have a copy of your own, send me an email [email protected], and I will send you one.
Have you noticed the corner stamped Poppies? I repeated the design on both the front and inside of my card. I die cut the Black Foil Sheets, and Whisper White cardstock layers with the Stitched Rectangle dies. Both the die-cutting and repeat stamping are easy to do and bring continuity to your overall design. You might give it a try on your next card.
Coloring the field of poppies with the Blender Pen is fast and straightforward. I used the Poppy Parade ink pad and a Blender Pen. In contrast, I made some of the flowers dark and some light. As a result, the variety adds to the overall whimsy of this quick and easy card. The Blender Pens quickly add that all-important touch of color to my card. I love the look and ease of my Painted Poppies Birthday Card.
Poppy Parade cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
Black Foil sheet (layer) — 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (before die-cutting) Finished size — 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Whisper White cardstock (layer) — 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (before die-cutting) Finished size — 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4″ x 5″
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Coloring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set is so satisfying. I especially love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The Good Morning stamp set, on page 38 of the 2019-2020 annual catalog is part of the larger Magnolia Lane Suite. The suite contains many beautiful products to help you create amazing cards. Check out the Magnolia Lane Suite in my ONLINE STORE!
Just some simple coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and you have a lovely card.
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Thick Whisper White cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
Thick Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamp the Magnolia with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color with Mossy Meadow combo pack, Petal Pink combo pack, Soft Suede combo pack, Pineapple Punch light Stampin’ Blends
Whisper White scrap 1″ x 3″ stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Die-cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies
My Floral Essence card uses the Monet inspired images of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
Sometimes we need a beautiful card. This card fills that need! Just add a simple stamped image using the Floral Essence stamp set and a few die cut leaves. I think most anyone would really appreciate and love this card.
You can CLICK HERE to view all the items in the Perennial Essence Suite on pages 106-108 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog
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Imagine all the amazing cards you could create using this inspired Designer Series Paper!
Gorgeous Grape cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 5-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″
Purple Posy cardstock 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
Whisper White cardstock 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Whisper White cardstock (inside card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White and Mossy Meadow cardstock scraps for stamped flower and die cut leaves
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