Friday, 28 March 2014

80th Male Birthday Card

 This is what I created for my husband's Mother to give to her Brother-in-law; 
OK it was for my husbands Uncle, but not from us - it was an order from Beryl for Stephen!  

The Card is Early Espresso with Very Vanilla and stamped with Crumb Cake using stamps from 'Gorgeous Grunge'. 

I love this set for male cards especially though it is a good background for other cards as well.

I heat embossed with Gold onto a piece of Early Espresso, added a gold brad in each corner and 'popped' it onto the Vanilla with 4 dimensionals. 

The stamps I used for the heat embossing were from the 'Memorable Moments' set.

 I used 'The Great Outdoors' stamp set for the images, the ants are my favourite, and they are always at camping. Uncle Stephen loved to go camping in his younger days that's why I stamped 'Remember When' from 'Word Play'  stamp set. I stamped onto Very Vanilla with Early Espresso and 'Fussy' Cut around the words.
Below is a close up of the 'Fishing Bag' made from a piece of Burlap Ribbon. I cut off a piece of burlap, tapered the front and stuck the sides down with Sticky Strip, put a black brad in the flap and stuck a glue dot on the back to hold it. the handle is twine.

 Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to be creative. 


  1. Colleen - loving the double flap on this card. I hate making masculine cards but you've done very well!

    1. thank you for your comment. I have collected a range of male cards in pinterest on my "male cards" board, check it out for more inspiration :)