Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stitched Banners Masculine Birthday Card

Last week was our anniversary, this week is hubby's birthday.   I wanted to make him a simple masculine card which is so very hard for me to do lol.
For the base of the card I used recollections Kraft card stock and cut at 4.25 X 5.50  portrait style card with the fold at the top.  For the next layer are used a light blue bazzil card stock and used my Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes - using the largest stitched rectangle die.   For the stitched banners I used two different sizes from that die set. I cut 4 in the 1.5" wide size  which I pulled scraps of paper that I thought went well together from my blue Scraps stash and I cut one in the 1" width size from Kraft card stock that I ran through my Cuttlebug  Candy cane stripes embossing folder.   I inked all of the edges with walnut stain distress inks. After adhering  all of the flag banners leaving the ends free so that I could curl them up, I added a brown ribbon with  Blue stitching.  Next I used  to circle stamps from 2 different die sets, the smaller solid one cut from Kraft  card stock I used my HOTP scallops and circles set.  I believe I use the smallest circle and then stamped it with cards TV going in circles stamp set - The happy birthday stamp.   Then I cut the larger stitched circle that From light blue bazzil card stock using the Simon says stamp bundle of stitched shapes -  using the larger of the two stitched circles from that set.   Are used foam tape on either side of the ribbon to attach the blue circle sentiments.   I ran some brown and white bakers twine through a blue button which I attached with the glue dots onto the center of the sentiment circles.   I used my piercing tool to curl up the ends of the flag banners.  And finally I stamped for someone special from HOTP birthday greetings stamp set  in a brown pigment chalk ink.
On the inside of the card I used some of the same die sets as the front and some of the same pattern paper is used with the addition of a solid blue to back the whole thing and I also used a pierced rectangle die to cut the ivory sentiment rectangle stamping that  with a fun sentiment from HOTP birthday cheer stamp set  using a brown pigment ink.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday -   Pop It Up
FFC #206 Always Anything Goes
Die-Cut Divas - September Challenge - Masculine/Men/Boys
DL.ART September Linky Challenge

I hope you enjoyed my card today, thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my crafty space.


Scrapper69 said...

Wonderful masculine card!


Heather said...

Very cool! The papers you used and the layout are perfect for a masculine card! I'm sure your hubby loved it! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

debby4000 said...

This is fabulous mans card, what great colours.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Arlene said...

Great card for a guy and great use of angles with the banners. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

Did you contact Die Cut Divas for your win?