Wednesday 28 January 2015

Birthday Blues ....

... Morning all!  I don't know about you, but I do try to create post titles that catch the eye, and today I think it really works.  But I think I might have heard it somewhere before!!  Anyway, I have a clean, simple, masculine birthday card to share with you this morning:

Birthday Blues - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: WPlus9 - Basic Banners
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #2, #4 and #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Off the Wall; Stampin' Up! Card - Basic Black; SU Punches - Decorative Label, Modern Label; Basic Grey - Metal Studs

I've used a few challenges to make this card.  Our current challenge at The Male Room - TMR#2-15 is Shades of Blue and I've used blues and neutrals on this card.  The layout is from this week's challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#108.  The cue word at CASology - CAS#131 is birthday.  This card came together really quickly.  I simply cut three fishtail banners in different design papers and different sizes and adhered them flat to the card.  Then I punched a black background frame, stamped a birthday greeting on white card and punched that out too.  I then adhered the white panel onto the black, added some metal studs and used dimensional tape to adhere it to the front of the card.  On the inside I cut a mat layer in black card and used the rest of the graph paper on top.  I added one of the sentiment embellishments from the paper pack to complete the inside.

Birthday Blues inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I showed this card to Kathryn yesterday evening and she was very impressed with it.  I told her it was a guy card, and she replied it doesn't have to be - and then I showed her the inside :)))  She just sighed.  Well, I might make another similar one without the inside sentiment.

I've got a stack of ironing to do this morning - so time to watch more of the TV series Weeds - it's such fun and does make the ironing go quicker!!  That's all for now - see you soon.



Deepti said...

Fun masculine card!!

Jane said...

Super male themed card - love that musical instrument paper! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Patricia Hays said...

Great job combining all the challenges, Deborah! The patterned papers coordinate nicely with each other. The metal studs are a nice finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at CC&S!

Louise van Vuren said...

Great masculine card, Deborah. I think this sketch is perfect for cards for men and you've proved it. Thanks for joining in at CC&S
Louise xx

Skylark said...

Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Deborah! Great guy card. It's good to have a 'go to' sketch that can be used to create a really quick and simple card. Stef x

Melissa said...

A perfectly masculine card! I love the simple embellishments you used to accent the masculine theme!

Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CASology!

Anonymous said...

Hey Deborah!! Love your masculine card. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

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