Tuesday 3 January 2012

Masculine Scenic Birthday Card

Well here I am with another masculine card. I could have waited until next Monday to post it, but I wanted to enter it into the "Anything Goes" challenge at the new Craft A Scene blog.

I haven't done a scene card in a L-O-N-G time, and it felt good. I need a card for my Brother In Law's upcoming birthday so I hope he likes it as much as I liked making it.

Once the scene was stamped (Momento Rich Cocoa ink) and coloured (Copics, & pencil crayons blended with mineral spirits) I cut it out with a Spellbinders die.  The card base is 5x7", from a package of them I found at Wal-Mart. Since the background paper is from a 6x6" paper pack (Prima), I trimmed the 7" side of the card to measure 6.25" so the borders around each side of the patterned paper would be even. The card still fits into the matching envelope without looking like it's too small.  :-)

I used my large crimper on the 2nd label shape, a tool I haven't had out of the drawer in ages. Years, probably. I inked the edges and added foam tape to the label shapes, and then I had to decide where to add the words. I know I don't usually add words to the front of my cards, but I wanted to on this one.

The word stamp and label punch are both by Stampin' Up. The scene stamps are from my collection: house from Stampendous; ground by PrintWorks; pebbles and foreground trees by Stampscapes; sky by Graphic; others unknown.

Since the card stock base is rather wimpy, I added several panels to the inside as well which made it nice and sturdy.

I will hand write the words and a note inside - I only have so many birthday verse stamps and I'm pretty sure I have used all of them over the years  -- especially with men's cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. a wonderful card for a man

  2. What a great masculine card! Your brother in law is gonna love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love it! You've done a marvelous job Karen!! Love that cabin stamp and how you used the pebble path from Stampscapes!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us and I hope you don't put your stamps away again!

  4. Such a nice card Karen! I love how you finished everything off - the paper and die shape makes it special. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Craft a Scene. I hope to see you in all the challenges. I echo Sheree's comment - don't put those stamps away too quickly!

  5. Hi there Karen thanks so much for popping over and encouraging me with your lovely comment on my blog - am sure you brother in law will love his card - have not seen some of these stamps before and lovely to see them used and always interesting to see how someone else does it thanks for sharing and going to encourage you by following you too! this is fun making new friends, Shaz in oz.x

  6. Hi there Kaz :D me back again to let you know thanks heaps for encouraging me on my blog - have put your blog on my blog list on my sidebar (25 latest posts go onto it) and will put your link on my post for today as thank you for being a Wonderful Encourager of my blog! Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Very nice man card! I like all the details you added!

  8. I so love your colouring- its one of the things I struggle with, I admit. I am practising a lot though, and have just got myself an airbrush thingy for my promarkers! this is a lovely scene, and one of the things I love about scenic stamping is that it makes great male cards- after all they're just not all into footie/beer/sprots are they? Shaz xx


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