Masculine cards are my least favourite cards to make and during May I have three male birthdays to make cards for. Normally, I end up making masculine cards right at the last moment but I was prepared this time. For our friend Mike I made a twisted easel card - that card can be seen here. For Owen's brother I made a leafy card using the SU! Autumn Splendor set. I borrowed this set from Jan a while ago.and actually had the foresight to make Brian's card then - a rare event!
I stamped leaves in Old Olive ink over the front of the card as a background. I stamped the Marina Mist oval with the Weathered background stamp using Marina Mist ink. The leaves and acorns were coloured with inks and a blender pen, cut out and they're popped up.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the Very Vanilla panel with the Weathered stamp and to sponge the edges.
A very different style of card for our friend Brett. I found making this card easier - I find that new stamps can ease the pain when it comes to making a masculine card LOL! I really liked the look of this Inkadinkado Music Inchie stamp set and Brett is really into his music so I thought it would be perfect. It's going to be perfect for hubby's birthday card in July too! There are some really fun images in the set, I particularly love the Spinal Tap volume button that goes up to 11!
I chose a nice easy colour combo of black and white with bright blue. I used Nestie dies to cut out the squares, stamped five different images from the set and mounted them to the white strip. The two blue images are popped up. I added a sentiment and a mirrored silver strip. The 'Rock Star' words are on one inchie stamp but I cut my stamped image in half, offset the two rectangles and added a silver star brad. I stamped the front of the envelope with a larger square image from the set.
Then I stamped the vinyl record image on the envelope flap and stamped inside the card. The sentiment is from a clear Hero Arts set and I couldn't resist stamping the volume button from the Inkadinkado set! You can click the picture if you'd like to get a closer view.
Supplies for leafy card:
Stamps: SU! Autumn Splendor & Sincere Salutations sets, SU! Weathered background stamp, inside sentiment from Hero Arts
CS: SU! Old Olive, Marina Mist, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Tools:Petite oval Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: 3d foam pads
Supplies for rock star card:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Music Inchie set, front sentiment from SU! Wow Flowers set, inside sentiment from Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White, silver mirror card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bahama Blue
Tools: Square Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! silver star brad, 3d foam pads