I totally agree and Congratulations Emilie!
I hope you enjoy your card.
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Card #5 – Birthday Card for a Guy
I started by assembling all my supplies.
I have to say that I find it challenging to make cards for guys. What I usually do is think about the person and their interests and try to design a card around that. For nephew’s birthday one year, I made a card using characters from a video game he was interested in and for my dad-in-law’s 70th, I made a ‘card in a box’ which featured pictures of all his children and grandchildren. When there’s a theme it’s easy come up with a card they’re going to like.
I used navy cardstock (5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″) for my base, kraft cardstock (4″ X 5 1/2″) for the frame, beige card stock (3.75″ X 5″) and patterned paper for the coffee cups.
I started by stenciling stars onto the beige cardstock (3.75″ X 5″) using Dylusions ink (London Blue). I placed the cardstock in my spray box (old cardboard box) and taped the stencil in place. I covered the exposed area of the cardstock with scrap paper and then sprayed on the ink. I then used the brown spray ink to add droplets onto the cardstock. Dylusions takes a bit to dry so while I waited for that I worked on the sentiment tag.
I cut a piece of white cardstock 1″ X 3″ and stamped “Happy Birthday” with Distress Ink (Faded Jeans). I then inked over the entire piece with Distress Ink to match the color theme of the card and inked the edges with a darker shade of Distress Ink. Before inking the edges, I used my scissors to create the banner shape. When that was complete, I adhered the banner to a piece of navy cardstock (1 1/2″ X 4″). As a final touch I pulled a piece of thread from a scrap piece of brown burlap and tied it around the whole piece.
To add a little bit of dimension, I cut three pieces of patterned paper (1/2″ X 1 1/2″) and used my scissors to cut the banner shape. I also inked the edges of each banner. I used adhesive to attach these to the back of the main sentiment banner. Then I used foam adhesive to prop each banner up a bit.
I attached the whole sentiment banner to the starry background, attached that to the piece of kraft cardstock and finally to the navy cardstock base. I also glued down a piece of beige cardstock inside for the personal message.
Here is the finished card.
As I was making this card, I thought of other ways to make the same design and incorporate other masculine elements. I think I need to make a few of these 😉
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Finally us guys get some attention!
I also have a suggestion: a card covered in treats. Feel free to hot glue to your hearts content.