Happy 40th to Matt

A friend asked me to make a card for her husband’s 40th birthday – I happily said I would and then later I thought …. ohhhhh a masculine card? I so struggle with male/masculine cards so I’m wondering if these fit the bill?

MonAmie Now I did say I struggle with male cards didnt I?? Another friend of ours was pouring through the Summer Mini catalogue when she came across the Carte Postale set and suggested I use that – its a great set of 11 stamps (yes 11) and can be used for all occassions.

I decided to check out the gallery at SCS and managed to find a few to case. As you know when you case a card it never turns out the same as you always add your own little touch but its a great website to get your creative juices flowing.

This is a plain and simple one using the Carte Postale set and my new linen background. I think it turned out to be quite an elegant card – maybe not a ‘man card’. I used Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet and Basic Black Cardstock. I stamped the images in Versamark and Vintage Violet. simpledamask

This second one is using the CartePostale set again and using some of the patterned papers from the Enchante Designer Series Papers (love that paper!) I love this combo of green and purple and it only needs an embellishment and maybe some ribbon to make it a feminine card.

This one was very simple and enables the sender of the card give it for any occassion.

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Now this last one has to be my favourite!

Now I’m not sure if you can see it – but on the main image I have first stamped in Sahara Sand after stamping off first and then stamped over in Vintage Violet. I did this to give like an embossed or drop shadow effect -maybe the smaller close up of the image shows this a little better?

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I have used the green paper from the Enchante Designer Series Pack again with Basic Black, Whisper White, Vintage Violet and Mellow Moss Cardstock. I have cut the flower out and lifted it with Stampin’ Dimensionalsâ„¢ and layered it on whisper white and basic black – I used the Marvy Scalloped Circle punch here as well.

I think I’m going to have to make another as I really like it and dont want to part with it! I think its ok to give a man – dont you?

About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do love to share what I create and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please feel free to leave me a comment or share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by :)

9 thoughts on “Happy 40th to Matt

  1. Love, love, love this stamp set and papers………and love what you have done with them. I was looking for a new technique to show my customers at a workshop on the weekend……..I think I will use the shadowing technique with the Carte Postal set……and my Sahara Sand stamp pad just arrived today…..great timing!

  2. I do think those work for masculine! I know I struggle with those also; I forgot to photograph my sons’s before I mailed it off. If I can get him to email me a picture, I’ll have to post it. He shares his Dec. 20th birthday with my husband’s older son, so I always struggle to get those cards out, along with Christmas, thus forgot to photograph his!
    Glad you liked my black/white flower card!

  3. nice job. I always make two, so I can keep one for myself at least for a little while.
    thanks for sharing all the great samples.

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