Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is starting off well! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog! She has made this card with a masculine recipient in mind but I think it’s wonderfully perfect for all genders! Read on for some great tips and tricks and enjoy!
Hello, crafters! Today I’m sharing an idea for a masculine birthday card. I’m jumping on the buffalo plaid trend by using the Simon Says Stamp Gingham Background as the feature on my card.
To create the card I started by stamping the gingham background with Hero Arts Black Ink on white cardstock. Next, I used the Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts to die cut the word “happy”. I just used the negative space here, so be sure to save those cute plaid letters for a future project! Then I used the coordinating Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet stamp set to stamp the letters inside the die cuts. To do this, I temporarily adhered the plaid panel to a 4.25”x5.5” piece of white cardstock. Since the stamp letters are slightly smaller than the dies, it works perfectly to just stamp right through the letter window. I used Hero Arts Emerald Green Shadow Ink, which I think looks great with the black and white plaid.
Next, I white heat embossed the word “birthday” from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set on a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the panel. I trimmed two strips of colored cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue and Bazzill Jawbreaker, to use above and below the plaid panel. I assembled all the pieces onto the white panel, popping up the plaid panel with foam adhesive. And finally adhered the whole panel to a white card base.
Hope you enjoyed the card! Huge thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me as a guest today! :)
Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!
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