Friday, February 15, 2013

A Masculine Card

One of the Mom's at my daughter's school asked if I had a masculine birthday card in my stash that would work for a 50 year old, well, of course I didn't!  That was quite a realisation so you may see a few more masculine cards appearing on my blog, I need to make a few to keep for just these kinds of occassions.

So I made her one and liked it a lot and decided to make another using a slightly different tree image to keep in my stash.  Here is the card I made for her to give to her friend:

Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Hero Arts Latte Chalk Ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (Many Birthday Messages; Envelope Liner Background); Darkroom Door (Trees)
Other: PTI Banner Die; EK Success border punch; twine

And this is the second card I made to keep in my personal stash using a different tree from the same Darkroom Door stamp set.

I  also decided not to pop up the banners on this card.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who left me wonderful birthday wishes all over various social media yesterday, wow, I felt quite popular!  You are all wonderful and I am so grateful to know all of you in some kind of way.

Wishing you all a totally fabulous day!


Lisa said...

First let me say what a BAD blogging friend I am...Happy Belated Birthday sweet Brenda! I saw it was your birthday on Lisa's blog and completely forgot to come visit you!

Now about these cards...LOVE! Perfect colors and a perfect theme for the fellas! I need to make some more masculine cards myself ;)

Anita Rex said...

This is the perfect masculine card! I love the stamps you used and the colors! Can't wait to see more!

walchowDesign said...

Would like to wish you another time, Happy Belated Birthday, Brenda!

Great masculine card! Love the 3/4 stamped tree on the corner with the green banners!

Jacqueline said...

This is a wonderful masculine card, Brenda - I can see a lot of possibilities with that tree!

Maureen Morton said...

You really rallied to the cause, Brenda! Masculine cards are so darn difficult because they can't be "cute". These are brilliant -m love the banners, both raised and flat.

sheila said...

this layout is spectacular! Ilove how you dropped the tree down and the colors are just perfect. I am not sure if I wished you a Happy has been beyond busy but I will now.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cool, Brenda! I love that row of flags and the twine is the perfect embellishment!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Okay, now this is jaw dropping gorgeous. Wow. oh my gosh, I can't stop starring at it's beauty. I love the stamping in the corner of the card and the colour is stunning. I so love your design and once again you have mastered the art of cardmaking. Thanks for inspiring me. And belated birthday greetings sweetie. I haven't been that great of a blog follower lately and I am sorry for that, but has life settles more for me and becomes less stressed, my time to blog becomes better. Wishing you and the family much happiness.