Monday, April 8, 2019

Masculine Birthday Cheer - Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer

  Happy Monday!  Maybe I should start to do a Masculine Monday theme?  That would challenge me to to do more guy cards which can be hard sometimes!!  Having just spent our spring break away with all males maybe not!  We had a great trip to South Carolina and explored the Charleston area and while the weather was not the best we did enjoy it.  But now it's back to the grind and after updating about 37 things on my computer this morning I'm ready to get to checking things off of my to do list!

  First up is sharing this masculine birthday card that we made at my March stamp club.  I've not used the Stamparatus very much in class so I wanted to design a card where I could show off some of the features.  This card just kind of came together once I pulled out some colors to work with.

  The card base is Smoky Slate and using the Stamparatus we stamped the sentiments in Night of Navy and Basic Gray ink.  The sentiments in the Itty Bitty Birthdays set are perfect for this technique...not too big and not too small.  Each stamp is inked up only once and then stamped and the plate is moved down one notched and then stamped again and then repeated a third time. The process is repeated with the other color.  Since each stamp is mounted just right for spacing on the clear plate it doesn't matter which one you start with.

  The flags are created by embossing the Mango Melody flag with the Subtle embossing folder and the Balmy Blue is stamped with the confetti stamp from Birthday Cheer with Smoky Slate ink.  The flags are tied with a Night of Navy baker's twine bow.

  The party hat is embossed with white embossing powder on Night of Navy card stock then cut out and popped up with dimensionals over the flags.

  Sometimes it can be hard to design a masculine card since a lot of us stampers want to use so many accessories and 'stuff' and then it ends up looking fussy.  So try to pare down when you're designing guy cards and you might find that it becomes easier!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Birthday Cheer, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Versamark

Paper: Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy

Accessories: white embossing powder, Subtle embossing folder, Night of Navy baker's twine, dimensionals

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