My other half is having a birthday this week and I wanted a ‘manly’ card for him, you know the kind, no bling, no flowers, no ribbon! Ughh, that can be boring if you’re not careful. In order to dress up my masculine card I started with Kaisercraft‘s Art of Life Collection and Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One dies. Using Core’dinations Sand Castle paper for my card base I took a folded sheet and placed it in my Sizzix Big Shot with the long edge of the die protruding a tad over the fold. By cutting this way you’ll end up with your three sides decorative cut but the top edge folded to make a base for the card.
I placed a piece of cut filmstrip, from the paper, for the focal point on the front and then used the domino paper from the collection to cut the numbers out backing them with medium weight chipboard and using my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to give them just a hint of sparkle. When I started to video the card I do in the step-by-step for you I realized I didn’t have enough of the brown stickers to spell out my words so I actually took some neon green ones and a black permanent felt tip pen and colored them. The trick here is to make sure when you remove the sticker from the sheet you use the pen around the edges (you can color the letters while they are still attached to the full sheet and just touch up when removed, much easier this way). to add a bit of ‘manly’ bling I used Tim Holtz gears here and there on the front.
Inside are two Journal Stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology line. I took an extra-small alpha stamp set and stamped my message and then used a tiny paperclip (also Tim Holtz) to attach the two tickets together before gluing them to the paper mat inside. Using a white gel pen to do faux stitching around the inside mat just gives it a little pop. So there you have it, a very masculine birthday card for someone special in your life. Please check out the video for a complete walk through on how to make this card.
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!
PP926: Kaisercraft Art of Life 6×6 Paper Pad
SS213: Kaisercraft Art of Life Cardstock Stickers
S4-406: Spellbinders Labels Thirty-one
TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
657900: Sizzix Big Shot
207: Scor-Tape 1″
203: Scor Tape 1/2″
Supplies from my Stash: Kaisercraft Art of Life 12×12 Paper Collection, Core’dinations Sand Castle cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Journaling Tickets – Gears – Tiny Paper Clip, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Webster’s Pages alpha stickers, mini alpha stamps, dimensional foam, ATG gun, Beacon Fabri-Tac, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, white gel pen