Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Happy Birthday - Masculine

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #365 published a new sketch on Monday, April 21. This weekly challenge will end on Sunday evening, April 26, 2020. 
In preparation for upcoming family birthdays, this sketch was just right for my masculine card. The front of the card base was texturized with an embossing folder. Because I have to mail my cards, I kept this design somewhat low profile by adding the four matted strips directly to the card front. The sentiment was stamped and adhered to the die-cut circles. This was added to the card using foam tape. The sketch called for additional embellishment with the sentiment so I added the silver metallic "gems". The inside was decorated with a die-cut deer.
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Stamp: Sizzix "Circle Sentiments #662347"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Coastal Cabana & Cajun Craze
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! scraps from my stash
Dies: Sizzix "Circle Sentiment #662347" & Spellbinders "Classic Circles"
Misc.: Stampin' Up Embossing Folder; foam tape; metal "gems"


  1. That's awesome Melanie! The mix of designer papers is perfect, great colors too! :)

  2. Love this, Melanie! The red is so striking and bold and the light turquoise adds enough of a border to draw the eye to the main panels. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  3. Love the papers! It's so fun to use a variety like this on a card and mounting them all on the same cardstock really is a great idea. Thanks for sharing with AHSC.

  4. Love your card, Melanie. The red and teal are great together and the patterns in your papers are fun! Great masculine card. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

  5. Bright and fun color combination with perfect paper selections - great card! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  6. love those papers and the embossing is just lovely! thanks for sharing with us (as usual) with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.