Yay for Pals Paper Arts. Today’s challenge is #200. That’s a great accomplishment for the Pals and a huge amount of crafty inspiration for all of us. I hope my card does the 200th week justice.
Today’s card is another masculine birthday card for one of my staff at work. For those of you new to my blog, I have literally dozens of men in my life. Certainly family members such as husband, father, 3 brothers, 2 sons-in-law and three nephews, but I’m also the direct manager of 15 wonderful guys at my day job as well as 2 male co-workers and one super cool Stampin Up upline. You add that up, along with my commitment to making each of them a uniquely designed card every year, and it means I make A LOT of masculine birthday cards, most of which make it to this blog.
About my card
1. Mixing patterned paper. The double sided Designer Series Paper makes mixing patterns a snap. Today’s card uses both sides of the same paper.
2. Multiple colors on a single stamp. I don’t know how I could possibly be a stamper if I didn’t have the full set of Marvelous Markers. I use them all the time, for writing in coordinated ink on the inside of my cards and the addresses on the envelopes, but also for coloring different parts of a stamp at the same time. The cupcakes on the cake platter are an example of that technique.
3. Ribbon, yes, on a guys card. I’m on a mission to change the image of ribbon from a female only embellishment to a unisex, multipurpose tool in a stampers tool kit. The ribbon on this card adds a nice, not feminine, touch, as well as balance.
Thank you for stopping by today. If you would like to order any of the products used in my project today, you can click on any of the images below and be directed to my on line Stampin Up store.
What I used