January 29, 2013

Belated Birthday Card

Dear Reader,

It may seem redundant that I have another card for a guy for you today.  In fact I crave making a girlie card at the moment so maybe I will have a Valentine's card session and pull out my doilies, hearts, ribbon, sequins, sparkle, lace, pink and all those items that I avoid when making masculine cards.

I find Studio Calico stamps often have a graphic feel that lends itself easily to creating gender neutral or completely masculine cards.  I was motivated to use the rectangle stamp from the Penn Station add-on after being inspired by Maile Belles in this card HERE (she is a marvel with stamps!).  After stamping in tuxedo black Memento ink, I colored in the rectangles with Copic markers and then cut the rectangles into rows that I adhered to the white card base a little haphazardly making sure to keep some space near the top for my sentiment.  The sentiment comes from Inside & Out: Birthday stamp set by Papertrey Ink and the "for you" comes from a limited edition birthday set from Studio Calico.

The inside uses pieces leftover from the outside.

Before I go I have a question for you: what are your go-to stamp companies/stamps for masculine or gender neutral cards?

Oh, and make sure to check out The Aviary this Friday for another awesome Blog Hop (think love)!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Happy creating,

Belated Birthday Card
Stamps: Inside & Out: Birthday stamp set, Papertrey Ink; rectangles from Penn Station add-on and for you from limited edition stamp set, Studio Calico
Ink: tuxedo black, Memento by Tsukineko; seed packet, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
Other: markers, Copic; circle punch, Stampin' Up!

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Super cute, love the colors!


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