Sunday, March 6, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

So often people ask about masculine Birthday Cards. Let's face it, so many papers and stamps out there scream "girly." Well, I thought it was high time to make a masculine card!

I just love this stamp set that is new in the recently released CTMH Idea Book. It is called "Summer Breeze" and it includes this light house image, a sailboat, the water, and 2 lovely sentiments. The images are so terrific that they can stand alone or be colored. The background paper used on this card is also new. It is called "Lucky." This is the first time that I have used it. It is great set for travel or like this, masculine cards.

This card is done on a 5 x 7 inch base of Colonial White. I added the first mat of Pacificia and then the mat of Lucky. The small band is Desert Sand. The image was stamped in Desert Sand and then colored with a blending pen and Bamboo, Desert Sand, Sky, Pacificia and Lagoon. The finishing touch is the hemp. Perfect for a seafaring card. What do you think?

Masculine cards are not the easiest. You have to keep reminding yourself not to reach for lace, buttons and bows. :o) For Now, Happy Crafting!

No comments: