Monday, July 17, 2017

A Birthday Card for our Nephew

I needed a masculine birthday card soon, and pulled out Tammy's plaid stencils to make it.

Mark's Birthday

supplies: Hero Arts kraft cardstock and medium color in Pool Layering papers,  Bristol paper, Tammy's Mad for Plaid 2-step stencils, cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, and gathered twigs distress inks, mini ink blending tool, Winnie & Walter dotted line from Scenery Stripes stamp set, Lil Inker Boxed Up Birthday die, wood veneer leaves, sponged with cracked pistachio

I turned the stencils to make a diagonal plaid this time, and tried to choose some colors that most men would like, but I think that using the kraft stock and brown ink heads it in that direction automatically!  I also stamped a stitched stripe here and there to bring in a little more of that brown - you could easily do the same thing with just a ruler and a fine-tip marker......

I'll be featuring these stencils again on Friday, but with a feminine flair - I hope you'll stop by then, too.  Have a great week!

5 comments:

  1. Just love the plaid you created, Lin! So great with the birthday die and the wooden leaves!! Perfect masculine card!

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  2. Masculine cards can be super tricky for me to accomplish so I love looking at people's blogs who can pull them off with ease - like yours! Awesome!

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  3. Great male card Lin. They are so tough and this hits it on all fronts, not a girly font, not girly colors, and plaid -- perfection.

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  4. What a great masculine card Lin - amazing what a change of colours can do!! Love the stitched line there in the plaid
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. What a great card Lin. The stencil makes a great plaid.

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