Friday, February 07, 2014

Masculine Birthdays

We held our second class for the new year on Friday!
At this time of year everyone is hoping to restock up on their birthday card stash.
So let's not forget to prepare for the men in our life who are having birthdays...
Most of us find creating male cards a bit of a challenge.
How to make a card without flowers, butterflies, ribbon and bows?
Knowing what he likes can help... Cars, bikes, boats, road trips, fishing?
And rough textures, distressed edges, natural fibre, anything wood, metallic,  flags or tool related.
We enjoyed a cup of tea while stamping with some cool new backgrounds stamps.
On the first card we used the new Hardwood background in Basic gray ink on slate grey cardstock. 
An ocean scene is easily created with "The Open Sea" stamps in pool party and Bermuda Bay ink.
For texture and contrast we added some free Saleabration twine and looped it around. A few glue dots and two way glue pen and its all held together. No triangles in sight!
The second background stamped card featured the World map stamp.
 This has to be one of my favourites. A great stamp to celebrate farewells, retirement, travel, holidays.
 We sponge daubered in Coastal Cabana, Pistacio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe inks.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Label Love set with its matching punch.
This card had a few more techniques such as markers to rubber and embossing on silver foil paper with the arrow embossing folder.
How's your stash of male cards going - Sons, brothers, nephews, uncles, fathers, grandads sorted?
Next Friday we are back to the normal girly cards right?

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