Sunday, 7 March 2010

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

One of my best friend's boyfriend celebrated his birthday yesterday.. I wanted to make a masculine card but not a traditionally 'blokey' card with hammers, cars etc... well, (just for something new) I used the presents stamp from the SAB set to make his card.. simple but I thought effective. Just for a little pizzaz (and largely because I'm addicted to embossing lately) I actually embossed all the presents on the front - just used my stamp-a-ma-jig and did them all at once which was suprisingly easy - even for me!!!

I ended up just using black cardstock, with SU Kraft overlay that I pierced along the top and bottom (HINT: SU's Matt pack made this almost idiot proof!)  I then matted the whisper white embossed image onto black cardstock and popped it up on some dimensionals. (I also discovered they're much more forgiving if your edges are slightly off!)

What I also discovered was that it was also a template which became easily modifyable if you were after a brighter version! 

(This could also look lovely with simple patterned paper, just to break the expansiveness of the colour).

Just pick your favourite cardstock colour and away you go! This one is on SU Kraft cardstock matted with SU Ruby Red and black . "Easy Peasy" as my nephews would say!


  1. Great cards! Nice and simple, but very effective. The piercing looks fab.

  2. I really love your masculine card! Such clean lines - it looks really stylish.

  3. Two great cards Anne-Marie - loved both of them and both clean and simple. Happy Birthday.

  4. What great cards. I use heaps of kraft, but don't pair it with black, and after seeing your first card, I don't know why! Looks amazing. Beautiful work!