Sunday, 16 February 2014

Masculine Birthday

I decided to make a quick masculine Birthday card this morning -
using this sketch from The Shabby Tearoom

I decided to go for 'browns' on a cream card base.

Initially I had an embossed page of 'Happy Birthdays' - I used a strip of this for the first layer. I punched a circle from it and added 'gathered twigs' Distress Ink. I matted this circle onto a punched circle from the brown card stock which made the second horizontal layer.
The image (from Little Claire) was printed with SU 'close to cocoa' and again 'gathered twigs' was used to emphasise the edges.

Simple - but effective I think...

I am linking this to


  1. Hi Susan, not sure if this is the card that is linked to our Feeling Crafty Challenge, but if it is, I do like it hun, thanks for playing along with us this month, best of luck xx

    1. The link should have gone to
      For some reason an extra 's' was added to the link.
      I have deleted it and put it in again - I might put this card in as well!!

  2. This is super Susan!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. Your card is very cute and so perfect for boys!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Treasured Times Challenge!!

  4. Super card perfect for Masculine feel love it. Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps come back for the next challenge!!.

  5. Fab manly colours!
    Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
    Guest "Less is More"

  6. Great card thanks for joining in at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  7. Fabulous card - great design!

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge!

  8. Some great layering here, love the idea of a circle accent mimicking your background. Thank you for playing along with us at Treasured Times this time, hope to see you back really soon!

  9. Love the simplicity of your card. Thank you for entering it into our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps


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