Freshly Made Sketches #73: Happy Birthday Masculine
I’m posting on a Monday to bring you this masculine birthday card which I created using the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. So happy to finally have had time to play along with this challenge blog which I visit all the time, but of course rarely have time to play along with. First, here’s the sketch.
And here is my version.
I love how this card turned out! The papers actually come from a Christmas collection. Don’t be afraid to use some of those seasonal collections for other themes.
That gorgeous image comes from Hero Arts’ Art of the Card: Past Times set. The images in this set are perfect for masculine cards. I stamped the image with Brocade Blue ink by Stampin’ Up. I used by Spellbinders circle dies and my Cuttlebug to cut the image and the brown mat.
For the sentiment I used Pleasant Plurals by Gina K. Designs and Memento Paris Dusk Dew Drop. I love the Memento Dew Drops because they allow you to get more of the colors in their collection at a much better price, and you can try out the colors first before investing on a full size pad. The buttons I made using a Martha Stewart punch. Finally I added some coordinating rick rack and was done!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks so much for stopping by!