Color Coordinates: Birthday Boy


Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates for you. I know masculine cards and colors are the most difficult so I’ve put this one together to use as a combination for young boys and toddlers.

I’ve used four main colors for my card and have suggested a fifth color (Sparrow) for a little bit older boy.

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Stripes are perfect to create patterns for gender neutral and masculine cards. I’ve stamped my colors onto die cut balloons using the Misti tool and grid paper to help me keep everything aligned.

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To help suspend my die cut messages, I’ve die cut small stars which I colored with Duckling ink using a sponge dauber. I used small pieces of foam squares to get the height I needed.

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I have created a video that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.


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  1. Wonderful card. The colors you used are great and the design with the stripes is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  2. A fun card, and thanks for another great tip on how to mount/adhere fine sentiment die cuts, with a nice dimension.

  3. WOW Shari, this is great, you certainly HAVE inspired me. Its a great card and the MISTI tips are good too! TFS!

  4. Love those stripes, Shari. They are making a comeback in papers and stamps. Everything old is new again.

  5. OMG!! This is splendiferic and fantabulous!! Love how simple it is yet it packs quite a WOW factor! Awesome choice of patterned paper!Soft and sweet! I could see this as a baby shower card too! LOVELOVELOVE it!! TFS!

  6. Love the color combo you chose for this masculine card. I think it is good for a baby boy and all the way up,to an adult man.

  7. Love this card, Shari. Your ink colors & stripes are terrific & the way you suspended your sentiment really kicks it up several notches.

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