Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Masculine Birthday Card

I have such a hard time with male cards - I don't know if it's the color choices or the embellishments that cause me trouble but I seem to avoid masculine cards as much as I can. I was looking through my cards and noticed I didn't have very many birthday cards on hand so I thought I'd use the CAC sketch to make one. Here is the sketch from PageMaps:

and here is my card:
I used scraps (all from Chatterbox), my Quickutz diamond die and my Cuttlebug Embossing folder. It feels good to use those dies and machines that I spent so much money on! I stamped Birthday Wishes (from TAC) and adhered two small rhinestones. I should have inked the diamonds before I adhered them to the card but forgot. And since I used permanent Xyron I couldn't remove them. So I used my trusty white gel pen and just outlined each diamond. After I did that I decided to sand the embossing paper to have a little white show there as well.

I think it's a great male birthday card - what do you think? Thanks for looking!!


Danni said...

Love this! I think you did a wonderful job on it! It couldn't of been easy to make the diamond shapes!

Janna said...

This is really cool!! I adore the way you used the sketch with the diamonds. For some reason diamonds always say masculine to me and the texture with the eb folder is perfect! Great job!