Monday, 23 May 2011

Two Masculine Birthday Cards

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


1 comment:

kelly said...

wow, what fab mens cards, love the rock one! Kelly xx