Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Masculine Birthday Card

  Since the boys have a 2 hour delay due to ice this morning I have a bit of time to post this card I made right after Christmas (still while my stamp room was half packed up for the renovations) for a 50th birthday party for a guy who works with my husband.  The birthday guy (you can't really say boy when he's 50 right?) is an incredible woodworker.  He has made gorgeous furniture for his house and is a good guy to get advice from about handyman type stuff.  So when I went to make his birthday card I had to use Totally Tool...no question about it.

  I took the color combination straight from the Color Coach; Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade and Not Quite Navy....GREAT guy colors.  The base is Not Quite Navy and I stamped the Sanded background in the NQN....good for a rough wood kind of look.  I used a bit of DSP from one of the 6X6 hostess packs from a while ago.  I really liked the grid look since it reminded me of drafting paper.  A small scrap of Poppy Parade finishes off the base.  
   For the tool panel I roughed up the edges of a piece of Naturals White and stamped all the tools in NQN.  I really like this set as it has sentiments attached to the tool images but they are far enough spaced so you can ink them each separately if you want you which makes it super easy to use one or the other.  I colored in parts of the tools with my Sahara Sand and Poppy Parade markers.  I added some vintage brads and popped that panel up with dimensionals.

  I'm addicted to these little banners lately for sentiments.  I think just having a little bit of extra detail there jazzes up the smaller sentiments.

  I really like this combination and will probably be using it for future man cards.

 Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Totally Tool, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired), Sanded

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Naturals White, Sahara Sand DSP (hostess pack)

Accessories: markers, brads, dimensionals


  1. Well, Amanda...your totally tool looks totally cool! Great guy card! I have so much trouble with makin' those guy cards! Very nice, my friend!

  2. Great guy card! I love the colors and the layout. The sentiment banner is a nice touch too!

  3. You make such great 'guy' cards! This one is no exception and I'm sure the handyman friend loved this card. What store would have a card like this :) ?



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