Sunday, July 14, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card - No Colouring!

Hi guys! I made another card the other night, for a friends birthday.... 
I wanted to make a card that wasn't overly "cutesy" as it was for a male friend, and didn't want it to be too over the top either... 
Here is the outcome -
I started out, going through my stash of 6x6 patterned papers, and selecting a few that went ok together... Starting from the top, we've got Sn@p, 24/Seven, then Authentique, then the orange-y one is by Kaisercraft, and is the Homemade collection. I used a piece of white, confetti cardstock in the middle, before repeating the papers down the page again. I looped some black grosgrain ribbon around the side, before attaching a bow, with a button, and a twine bow tied through the holes. I then stamped my sentiment, which is made up using The Alley Way Stamps, Jibber Jabber set. I stamped it using the rock and roll technique, using two shades of orange ink.
The rock and roll technique is simple, dab your stamp in the lighter colour first, than either rock the edge (or roll, depending on how you want it to blend) into the second ink. I just rocked the bottom edge slightly into my darker ink. I then pressed it down on to a piece of Confetti card, and die cut a circle. 
I added a trio of sequins to the bottom right corner of the card, and added an arrow paper clip, from Freckled Fawn to the sentiment circle, to finish the card off... 
Here is the close up (hopefully you can see the colour variation better)
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch 109
The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired #32

2 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

fun papers and coloours, love the layout and design!

Jen said...

What a great mix of patterned papers. Perfect for a man card! Love how you've got the arrow pointing to the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!