Another Masculine Birthday Card

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Featured, Greeting Cards, masculine, Promotions | 0 comments

I really enjoyed the masculine birthday card in my earlier post and decided to create another one!  This card was also the make-n-take for Cottage Crafts earlier this week except for the addition of the Pearls.  I found a really sweet card by Rachel Tessman (you can view her card at and was inspired to create this one using the By the Tide stamp set – a perfect set for a masculine card!


Masculine Birthday Card


  • Stamps:  By the Tide, Perfectly Penned
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist
  • Paper:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Pearls, Stampin’ Sponges, Linen Thread


The base of the card is Marina Mist (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″) which is a really great “middle of the road” blue.  It’s not too dark and it’s not too light 🙂  Plus, the name “Marina Mist” seems meant to be used with the By the Tide set 😉

The lobster, fish and seashell are stamped with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock (5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″).  I purposely stamped the lobster and seashell so part of the image is off the paper and the fish is a little right of center.  The coral image is stamped in Marina Mist in the spaces between the images.  The coral image is light and lacy and it’s ok that it overlaps the other images.  I used a Stampin’ Sponge to add Soft Suede ink around the edges and tied a simple knot around the left side with Linen Thread before layering to Soft Suede cardstock (5 1/2″ x about 3″).  I started with a larger than needed piece of the Soft Suede cardstock so I would have enough extra to hold and tear across the bottom.  More sponging  with the Soft Suede ink before it’s layered to the front of the card.  I added a few Pearls here and there, including one to dot the “i” in the greeting.

The greeting for this masculine birthday card is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set:


Perfectly Penned

and is part of the retiring stamps which means it’s only available while supplies last!


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You can view ALL the retiring stamps and accessories at my online store (click the link to the right) or you can print the lists:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Accessories

Some of the retiring stamps and accessories have already sold out so it’s best to shop sooner than later.  This week is better since Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING through Friday, April 25th!


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I’m also offering free cards/cardfronts for order placed April 21-25th as a thank you and you can view some of these cards/cardfronts in this video:



You can place your order at my online store or you can call or email me and I’d be happy to place it for you 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the masculine birthday card project today and will be inspired to create some cards of your own!

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