I am bringing you yet another masculine birthday card. I seem to have to make so many masculine cards that they no longer phase me (much). This cousin of mine whose card I just made turns 14.
I chose to begin by picking out Heidi Swapp's No Limits 6x6 paper pad with its blues, oranges and very male friendly designs.
Next, I pulled out a new stamp set by Basic Grey/Hero Arts from the Clippings collection. I think this line is also very gender neutral and ageless. I stamped the tag (I really need the background of the matching design) on a piece of orange patterned paper in spice tin ink by Jenni Bowlin for Ranger. I ended up cutting into two pieces to use as elements in different locations.
From here I pulled out State Fair die-cuts from Studio Calico. When these first came out, I was so excited and recently my excitement has been reignited. I really love how older collections can be used with newer products for endless uses and possibilities. Also used was a little die cut from the Bits from the original Amy Tangerine collection (love these!).
I added the sentiment in yellow Thickers...they are getting a lot of use lately as they are a great size and color.
Lisa Truesdell turned me onto multiple stamping of a date (my cousin's birthday this year) which seems appropriate and adds an interesting element. I am not sure why they are mostly concentrated above the Thickers....
Because I love the diamond pattern found on the little tag stamp from the Basic Grey/Hero Arts stamp, I stamped the tag out again and punched out stars from it.
The right hand corner of the card is rounded because I felt it would help the card look less angular.
A quick peak inside (leftovers add a little of the outside to the inside):
And one more look before it goes into the mail:
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!
Celebrate birthday card
Stamps: Guest Check from Clippings collection, Basic Grey/Hero Arts; date roller stamp; Dear Lizzy (Studio Calico exclusive from Story Hour kit, March 2012)
Ink: spice tin and fountain pen, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah Papers
Patterned Paper: No Limits 6x6 paper pad, Heidi Swapp
Other: Eric foam Thickers, American Crafts; die-cuts from State Fair collection, Studio Calico; Bits from Amy Tangerine collection, Amy Tangerine; star punch, Stampin' Up!; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers