Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Birthday - Masculine (Wetlands)

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Update: This card qualified for the "Top Three" at AHSC!

This is a masculine birthday card for a family member. For inspiration I used the Atlantic Hearts Challenge, Sketch #96, using a favorite color combination. I also entered the card into the challenge at Retro Sketches.

My card was in the Top Three for the Atlantic Hearts Challenge, Sketch #96!

I wanted the card to have depth and tried to show it by taking the photo at an angle in the sun. The image and sentiment banner are popped up with foam tape. The sentiment banner was curled using a bone folder. By design, the card was placed to the left on the card base with a strip of brown showing on the right as demonstrated in another photo below. The inside is embellished with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped similarly to the front of the card.
Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, sponge distressing, dry embossing

Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Wetlands stamp set, Sweet Wishes (Penny Black) for sentiment
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz
Die: Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Lost Lagoon
Embossing Folders: Textured Impressions Chevron, Textured Impressions Arrows
Other: Jute cord (Cousin Corp) and burlap scrap from my fabric stash, 3M foam tape
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

For more information on joining in the challenge, go to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  1. Awesome masculine card Mel!! Love all of the texture!

  2. Another very nice masculine card. I'm for sure going to scrap lift this card sometime in the future.

  3. I love it! Great colors and design. Perfect masculine birthday card. :)

  4. Love this card. I really like the color combo and the different textures you have used. Awesome job. Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

  5. What a fabulous masculine, nature inspired card. Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week.

  6. Very pretty card! I love the little birds, so cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Brandi R
    AHSC DT member

  7. This is a fantastic masculine card! I love how you've used the burlap. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  8. In need of masculine cards, this is a fabulous design. Thanks for playing along with us at AHSC.

  9. I love love love this card! The little birds are so cute - color scheme is totally right up my alley. Great job! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  10. Oh my goodnes this is amazing.. love all the details...
    thanks for joining us AHSC

  11. Love the textures and whimsy of this card! It is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the AHSC.

    DT member at AHSC