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Masculine Birthday Cards: Tips & Tricks

Welcome to the weekend! Hopefully you’ll find the time today to craft. Today I’m creating masculine birthday cards. I’ll show you my tips and tricks for designing these cards. I started by shopping my stash to find stamps, dies, pattern papers and cardstocks with a masculine vibe.

I created 5 cards, plus one bonus card.

Card 1

This one is my graphic card. I used a fun background stamp with dark brown ink and big, bold sentiments from different sets. I added accents with black and white twine-no bow, just a knot–and enamel dots.

Card 2

For card 2 I found a large, wonky birthday die in my stash and used the negative piece. I backed it with bright yellow cardstock to make the sentiment pop. The plaid embossing folder added interest to the background panel, and to bring out the pattern, I blended on some Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink. For pops of color I added red wonky stars. This is my primary colors card.

Card 3

You can’t go wrong with a funny image when creating a masculine card. This image comes from a set by Tim Holtz called, “Crazy Dogs.” I found a faux wood back ground stamp and stamped it down around my image with brown ink. I added subtle touches of color with some Prismacolor pencils. I again added pops of color with the big die cut sentiment and on the hat and color on the dog. For a finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to the dog’s eyes.

Card 4

I used a speckled pattern paper for my next card and stamped a bold sentiment in the middle with black ink. I then added accent pieces using some birthday images. Instead of sequins, I stamped out some black dots using the same ink as the sentiment.

Card 5

I used another big and bold sentiment for card 5, and this time I stamped it onto a piece of vellum which I die cut with a tag die. The background is another pattern paper, and the vellum helped soften the pattern enough to make the sentiment legible. I used bakers twine on the tag–again, no bow, and some die cut starts.

Bonus Card

For the bonus card I used another funny image. I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock as well as the party hat, balloon and sentiments. I love the funny sentiment of this card. This is a clean and simple cards with a lot of white space on it. I used Prisma color pencils to color in the images and more Glossy Accents on the eyes and the balloon.

You can watch my YouTube video below to see how I put these together.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Product Supply Links

Featured Products:

Card 1:

Tomato Soup Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/3cpne

Mail Jumble Background Stamp: https://amzn.to/340tDMt

“Sending” Die: http://shrsl.com/3cpnm

“Birthday” Stamp: https://bit.ly/35dMrs8

“Wishes” Die: Smooth Lines Mix & Match Sentiments: http://shrsl.com/3cca3

Fallen Leaves Brown Ink: https://amzn.to/3KfkYGo

Banner Die Set: https://bit.ly/3IqBt0z

Card 2:

Cosmic Sky Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/2u460

Saffron Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/2u45o

Silver Fox Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/2u44y

Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/3fOvoie

Plaid Company Embossing Folder: http://shrsl.com/3cpo7

Card 3:

Portobello Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/2u44q

Crazy Dogs Stamp Set: https://amzn.to/3fJRMJR

Crazy Things Stamp Set: https://amzn.to/3tMQndz

Happy Birthday Die Set: no longer available

Vintage Photo Distress Ink: https://amzn.to/3nJuFn6

Glossy Accents: https://amzn.to/3GSfwY4

PrismaColor Pencils: https://amzn.to/3IlJyUc

Card 4:

Big Birthday Greetings Stamp Set: https://bit.ly/35dMrs8

Big Birthday Greetings Die Set: no longer available

Burnt Orange Cardstock: https://bit.ly/3nP54sW

Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/3fNKapG

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink: https://amzn.to/3GQnJf7

Card 5:

Big Birthday Greetings Stamp Set: https://bit.ly/35dMrs8

Heavy Weight Vellum: http://shrsl.com/3cpoj

Bonus Card:

Snarky Cats Stamp Set: https://amzn.to/3KxwzRd

Crazy Things Stamp Set: https://amzn.to/3tMQndz

Big Birthday Greetings Stamp Set: https://bit.ly/35dMrs8

Glossy Accents: https://amzn.to/3GSfwY4

PrismaColor Pencils: https://amzn.to/3IlJyUc

Adhesives:

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2MwZ2gS

Best Ever Craft Tape: http://shrsl.com/2rdxo

Precision Craft Glue: https://shrsl.com/2w0lu

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue: https://etsy.com/shop/JackiesCraftTable

Paper for Card Bases:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb: https://amzn.to/3qwf4sR

Tools:

Limited Edition Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine: http://shrsl.com/3br6x

Spellbinders Die Cutting Machine: https://shrsl.com/34zq3

Mini Misti Stamping Tool: http://shrsl.com/387v1

Diamond Shaped Magnet: https://shrsl.com/2d1i3

Spellbinders Die Cutting Machine: https://shrsl.com/34zq3

Detail Tweezers: http://shrsl.com/2ydxg

Reverse Tweezers: http://shrsl.com/2ydxi

6 ax 6 Glitter Cutting Plates: http://shrsl.com/2ydxk

Standard Glitter Cutting Plates: http://shrsl.com/2ydxn

Magnetic Pick-Up Tool: http://shrsl.com/2ydxo

Grid Paper Pad: http://shrsl.com/2ydxr

Spellbinders Craft Pick Tool: https://shrsl.com/2k5i9

Jackie’s Craft Table Sequin Trays: https://etsy.com/shop/JackiesCraftTable

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2XtZLoT

Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission on sales at NO EXTRA COST to you. Thank you!

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