Sunday, 14 April 2013

Seize the Birthday #13: A Masculine Birthday Card

It's been a great weekend so far. Yesterday I crafted almost all day! I stayed motivated and got a lot of papercraft projects completed and ready to go for the craft fair. I took a little break in the middle of the afternoon and went shopping with my hubby. We went to his favourite store - Costco - ate some samples, did some browsing, and managed to walk out of the store without buying anything (that's a first), unless you count the hot dog that Kevin bought... We then headed over to Winners where I found an awesome pair of navy shorts! Looking forward to the day when it's hot enough to wear them! It seems like Spring is taking it's sweet time to get here (we had another snowfall yesterday morning!).

I noticed that I have very few masculine greeting cards, so I took advantage of the Seize the Birthday challenge this week.

This is a nice, clean and simple sketch, but still has just the right amount of layers. I pulled out one of my favourite stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree - and used one of the tree stamps as the central focus of the card. I paired it with woodgrain embossed paper and a touch of Old Olive to tie it all together. Here's how it turned out:

The part that took the longest was fussy-cutting the tree. But I love the look of a cut-out stamped image! I popped it up to give the card some dimension and completed the card with a simple sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Natural Composition DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive marker, Early Espresso marker
Tools: Ovals nestabilities, Word Window punch, Scallop Border punch


  1. I would have never thought to fussy cut that tree and it looks wonderful this way! Great masculine card.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. Great job on the fussy cutting. I love adding dimension to my cards. It's such and easy way to add a little something extra. Love how it turned out. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.