Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Masculine cards have always been a challenge for me. Mostly because there are not a lot of designer stamps on the market made to create masculine cards. Typically the stamps that are designed to create masculine cards are generally ones I do not like.

So since I don't really own too many masculine stamps, I decided to use a generic, gender neutral stamp to create this somewhat manly birthday card.  The birthday balloons stamp comes from the lovely creators at Stampendous and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

To make the patterned background, I used strips of scrap cardstock in the colors of blue, orange, and red and laid them diagonally across a base piece of white cardstock. Then I ran the completed cardstock through my Cuttlebug machine using the Stampin Up lattice embossing folder layered to create this inlaid embossed background paper.

I found this card very simple and easy to make. The inlaid embossing technique is quite fun. It just may become one technique I use more often in my clean and simple projects.

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