Masculine Birthday Card

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Birthday, masculine | 0 comments

Isn’t this a pretty masculine birthday card? This is one of the projects for my February Stamp Camp.  You can check out the other projects on the “My Events” page of my blog:

I love the masking and sponging technique and this card also features embossing with the “Fine Feathers” stamp set.  I used the large size post-it-notes to mask off the top (about 1″ or so) and the bottom (about 2″) of the Whisper White cardstock (4″ by 5 1/4″).  If you have our Grid Paper, you’ll be able to easily mask off the center section with perfectly straight lines.

Before you emboss, make sure to rub the Embossing Buddy across your cardstock:

embossing buddy

That awesome tool will GREATLY reduce, if not completely remove, those unwanted specks of embossing powder that can ruin your project.  It’s also great for removing oil from your fingertips if  you eat cookies while you stamp 🙂

Stamp the largest feather with Versamark ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Leave the post-it-note masks in place as you sponge the Pistachio Pudding ink all over.  The embossed images will resist the ink – this technique is also called “emboss resist” 🙂  Stamp one of the other feathers in Pistachio Pudding and another in Soft Suede.    Once you are happy with all the stamping, embossing and sponging, remove the post-it-notes.


feb feather bday 1


I added some paper-piercing along the top using the Essentials Piercing Pack, Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat.  I love the extra texture paper-piercing provides and it’s a nice element for masculine cards.  The greeting is stamped in Soft Suede and is from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set.  I added Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the Whisper White cardstock just at the bottom of the sponged sections and tied a simple knot in the front.  The card base is also Soft Suede and is a traditional card size:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.


The “Fine Feathers” stamp set is perfect for a masculine birthday card but also for general nature type cards which work for anyone!  Here are the images for this set:


fine feathers

Fine Feathers Clear-Mount Stamp Set #126517
Price: $12.95
Fine Feathers #132578
Price: $16.95
With an attention to detail reminiscent of Victorian-era naturalist drawings, these superbly rendered feathers will add a touch of grace to any project. Five-piece set is a must-have for anyone with a penchant for natural imagery and themes.

What are some of your favorite  stamps for masculine birthday cards?




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