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Friday, April 12, 2013

Sailing Away for a Happy Birthday

Hello from the soggy northeast.  We're getting some much needed rain but real Spring would be welcome.  Today's card is based on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #247.  I never have masculine birthday cards on hand so I decided to make a monochromatic clean and simple one.

I also chose to make a "normal" size rather than a square card.  Seems to suit a guy much better in my mind.  The card base is Sahara Sand card stock.  I ran another piece of Sahara Sand through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The ship from The Open Sea stamp set was heat embossed using VersaMark and Early Espresso embossing powder.  The sentiment from the retired Something to Celebrate stamp set was also heat embossed in the same way.  (I left the added edge on the image off to keep it more male oriented).  The image was attached to the embossed layer.  I flagged one end of a strip of Early Espresso card stock, added a piece of Natural Trim Ribbon (also flagged on one end) and added this to the embossed layer which was then added to the card front.  Early Espresso Baker's Twine was threaded through one of the large Silver Buttons, tied in a knot and attached to the ribbon layer with a couple of glue dots.  That's about as clean and simple as you can get but will definitely work for the next male who needs a birthday card.  Thanks for coming by.  Have a great weekend.  I hope the sun is shining where you are.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea (w-#123030/c-#123032); Something to Celebrate (retired hostess set)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Sahara Sand (#121043); Naturals Ivory (#101849); Early Espresso (#119686)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579); Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749)
The Finishing Touches:  Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder (#128980); Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287); Silver Basics Designer Buttons (#129325); Glue Dots (#103683); Early Espresso Baker's Twine (#123124)

       

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is awesome...my poor stamp set hasn't been inked up for a while. Might have to case this!

Melissa Davies said...

Great masculine card! I love the muted colors and textures you chose! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!!

Deb said...

What a fantastic masculine card! I really love these colors! And what a great way to use the ribbon! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Love your card! I can never seem to have enough masculine cards either so I really appreciate this one. Well done! And thank you for sharing your creativity this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Margaret Raburn said...

We always need those handsome masculine cards and this one really fits the bill! Very nice details too. Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Nicole Tugrul said...

What a great masculine card! I love all the details, the embossing on background is great! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! What an amazing masculine card! Love the touch of the linen ribbon and button. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

I so like all the neutral colors you used for your masculine card Patti and the ribbon looks great! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Bonnie said...

I love how the chevrons look like waves! A fantastic guy card!

Connie Babbert said...

What a wonderful masculine card...great touches with the linen ribbon banner layers and button, with just a peek of the edgelit at the bottom! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Dale Morin said...

Great guy card. Would also make a super thinking of you card. I have a couple of male friends with serious health issues so I am always on the lookout for suitable cards.