Monday, 26 May 2014

Geographic Masculine Birthday

Hi guys

Today I've got a card to share with you which I made for my brother who celebrated his birthday this weekend.  I always find masculine cards a real struggle and this time I tried something very different and went in a geographical direction.

I'm not sure how I feel about this one, it seems a bit too busy or maybe I've used too many colours.  I would love to know what you think :)


I cut a square panel slightly smaller than the card base which I used as my main stamping area.  First I stamped the diagonal stripes along the right edge, and then stamped the grungy dots in the background.  Before stamping the rest of the panel I stamped and die cut the 'brother' sentiment and used low tack tape to hold this in place while I continued to stamp around it.  I then added the various arrows and the happy birthday sentiment.  I finished off by using 3D foam to adhere the sentiment strip and added some Doodlebug Sprinkles to complete it.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Diagonal Stripes, Geometric Style II; Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge; Papermania - Relations
  • Ink: Versa Color - Lapislazuli, Topaz, Bamboo, Turquoise and Brown; Memento - New Sprout; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles

Challenge entries:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 266 - Birthdays
Seize the Birthday - (Optional Tag)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #62 - Fathers Day or For a Male
Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today.  I'm gutted I haven't found any time for any more crafting this weekend.  I had a BBQ at my brother's house yesterday and today has just flown by doing this and that!  

I hope those of you in the UK have had a lovely bank holiday and that wherever you are you had a lovely weekend.  I hope to see you very soon.

Take care





13 comments:

  1. I think its super and personally love the combo of shapes and colours, Jo x

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  2. This is a great card Anita and perfectly masculine with all those geometric shapes.
    Always love your style.
    Sarah
    xx

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  3. This is so cute! The perfect card for a guy...fabulous design. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

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  4. I don't think it is too busy at all, and the colors are wonderful! Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  5. Hi Anita, I think the mix of pattern a and your design are perfect for a guy and I love the subtl touch do spritz. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  6. This is amazing! Love your design work! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck and I hope you join us tomorrow for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

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  7. This is just beautiful! Love your FAB design...

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

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  8. this is superb! Love the way you've got the arrow and chevrons leading to the sentiment!! Thanks so much for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  9. Great stamping on a pretty CAS card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

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  10. Lovely card, thaks for sharing with us in the brown sugar challenge

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  11. This is a great card Anita, I love all of the design elements! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  12. This is a wonderful masculine card Anita! The arrows and chevrons are perfect for a masculine card!
    I'm so glad you joined us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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