11 April 2016

Painted Birthday

Hello there, I am sure I have told you in the past that I struggle to come up with ideas for cards for men. Younger boys? no problem but older males? not so much. I find it is ok if they like sports, beer, fishing etc. but if they do not, I find it difficult to come up with generic ideas. I came across a card by Laura Bassen that I thought could be adapted to a birthday card and would be great for men.

For the card, I started off with a piece of white cardstock. I took the Ink Splats stamp set from WPlus9 and stamped two of the splats on to it using MFT dye inks. I then stamped the 'happy' from the CB Happy Birthday stamp set and the 'to you' from the CB Congrats To You stamp set with black ink.
I die cut the SSS Painted Happy Birthday die twice from white cardstock and layered up the birthday word. I took the white stamped panel and adhered this to an A2 Fog card base with foam sheet. The die cut word was then added on top (adding  a little foam tape behind the 'y'). To finish off, I added some Doodlebug Sprinkles.
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I am very glad to have another male card in my card box! Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Simply beautiful,love those colour to Debbs xx

  2. Such a cool card! I struggle with cards for men too. You have cracked it with this one! xxx

  3. Great design for a male card of any age actually! Well done! Cheers, Dotty xx

  4. Love the white die cut word against the blue splatters - and you're getting your use out of the MFT dye inks :) I never have enough 'male' birthday cards either - I'm just going to start giving them flower ones, lol!! xx

  5. Great card masculine card, Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Michelle your cards are amazing ! I love this x

  7. Great card Michelle, love the colours you have used for the paint splatters and that birthday die is fab.
    Hugs, Kaz x

  8. oh wow - everything I love about cards - CAS ,Splats ,dies , colours - so beautiful x

  9. I always love your cards because sometimes they are simple and beautiful. This is one of them. This Ink Splats stamp set is on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  10. Fabulous!!! Love the design and your color choices! Perfect for a masculine birthday card!!!!

  11. I love this card, I might just have to "borrow" one or two ideas from it!


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