Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketch & Colors: Masculine Birthday Card

Please forgive the complete lack of posts lately. It's been, shall we say, a stressful month here in the Stoll household. With any luck, things will be somewhat back to normal soon and I won't randomly disappear for weeks at a time.

Anyway, on to the point: I stamped! It was my father-in-law's birthday, and I needed a masculine birthday card -- which, as you may know, is NOT my strong suit! But with a little (okay, a LOT of) help from some of my favorite stamp challenges, I was able to get the ball rolling and came up with a great card.

Please forgive the (possibly) poor-quality photos. I forgot to take a picture before I actually gave it to my father-in-law, so these were snapped with my phone's camera.

I love how clean and simple this card is. That seems to be the key to masculine cards -- clean and simple, no frills needed. The little touch of embellishment at the bottom was partially inspired by the challenges, and partially inspired by Julie, who I was stamping with that night (she suggested the button, which I LOVE!).

And here's the info for the challenges I pulled from:

Create With Connie and Mary (CCMC244) gave us a color challenge this week, which is really when this whole card came together for me.

And Sketch Frenzy Friday (SFF032213) gave us the layout, which I will most likely be using again -- it's just fantastic!


  1. How sweet and simple! LOVE the 'little extra' of the button with the two little cute! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  2. Love the little tags! And I love that the challenge colors are in the dsp! How simple!! A great card for any guy! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary and thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  3. Fun little button with the tags...cute idea! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Great masculine card. Love the tickets and button treatment! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  5. Really like the tickets as tags. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  6. Great masculine card. Thanks for playing with SFF this week.

  7. I know he will love this card it is perfect. I really like the embellishment set on the lower right hand side of the card. Thanks for joining us over at SFF we can't wait to see what else you come up with. Hope things settle down so so you can find some time to create.