Masculine Happy Birthday

As soon as I saw the CAS(E) this Sketch #128 challenge I knew what I wanted to do… but I didn’t have the supplies I needed. What a great excuse to buy more crafting goodies! LOL

I thought I’d make something else in the meantime, and give the blokes a go because I don’t see many masculine cards around. The last time I made cards I was a kid — and (in)famous for the Happy Farter’s Day one — so I wanted it to still be a bit fun.

It features the truly awesome Jumbled Birthday die from Poppystamps Inc., and I tried die-cutting foam to go behind it for dimension too. I’m sure everyone else already knows this, but I discovered that it’s not a good idea to run the thing back and forth a few times “to make sure it’s cut through” when die-cutting foam, because it’s thick and squishy and moves around a bit, making a mess of the cuts. Oops.

The base is Crumb Cake cardstock with Baked Brown Sugar ink. The overlays are Sahara Sand cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. All from Stampin’ Up!, but the actual stamp is from Kaisercraft because that’s what I had on hand (I’ve used it for texturing polymer and metal clays). The black was a scrap left over from jewellery packaging prototyping.

I’ve also had more success with photography this time. I skim-read a fantastic article by the incredibly talented Debby Hughes of Lime Doodle Design about her photography setup, and while I didn’t have everything that would have been good (like sunlight!) I at least have a better idea of how to go about things. Thanks, Debby! :)

Here’s the card again on its own:


And here’s the sketch for this challenge. If my goodies turn up in time I’ll submit another entry that’s a lot closer!


8 thoughts on “Masculine Happy Birthday

  1. Sue this card had my attention the moment the page opened on my PC!
    It gets a BIG wow from me!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Case this sketch!


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