Monday, March 18, 2013

Best Ever

Here's my card for this week's Seize the Birthday masculine card sketch challenge. When I posted my card for last week's challenge, I said I liked the sketch a lot and thought I'd be using it again--and here it is!

I used the one of the large block sentiments from the new Birthday Sentiments set from My Favorite Things as my focal image.  The image is stamped and embossed chalkboard-style on a dark gray cardstock panel.  I layered the image on a pair of cardstock panels, then used foam tape to adhere it to a star patterned paper panel.

I ran a strip of decorative tape along the edge of a white card base.  The tape's arrow pattern in neutral colors is perfect for masculine designs! After adhering a strip of Ocean Tides cardstock to the left edge of the patterned paper panel (cut the panel a little bit too narrow--oops!), I adhered it to the cardfront next to the decorative tape strip.  I didn't add any other embellishments--since it's a masculine card, I thought the "less is more" approach was the best one to take here!

Materials Used:
Birthday Sentiments stamp set, Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); white ink (WPlus9); Ocean Tides cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Follow Your Heart-"Be Amazing" Geo Star designer paper (My Mind's Eye); white embossing powder, decorative tape (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Great masculine card! Love the focal point being the sentiment and that strip of tape along the side.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Love these colors and the mix of patterns. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.


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