Masculine cards are always a bit more challenging to make. I don't know what it is about them, but it just takes more creative thinking to make them.
I usually search for the perfect stamp set to use for the project. Well you can't go wrong with lighthouses and sailing boats right? While I have a few new sets with fish or golf that will come up here on the blog, this is the one we created in class in April.
The cardbase is a 5" x 6 1/2" card. The brown paper is cut at 3" x 6 1/2" and the design paper is cut at 2" x 6 1/2".
Before you adhere the papers to the cardbase, make sure to wrap the the bakers twine around the bottom of the brown cardstock. Close the ends with a knot and adhere the cardstock flush to the left side of your cardbase. Now add the design paper flush with the right side.
For the pictures, I cut two square pieces of cream colored cardstock at 3" and stamped the images in chocolate brown ink on it. I used a sponge and the same ink to go around the edges of the squares.
While the lighthouse square is adhered directly to the base, the sailing boat was raised with some foam dots.
The happy birthday is also stamped in the brown ink on the inside of the card and the little tag for the outside. A leftover piece of the design paper decorates a little the inside including some doodling.
The front is finished of with some matching sequins and there you have it :-)
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