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


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

  2. Love this its fab x

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!!!!!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. 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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