Saturday, September 3, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card #2

    My uncle turns 89 on the 13th of September.  Earlier this summer, my aunt told me he was turning 90.  I originally had a different card in mind focusing on the 90.  However, I remembered my mother-in-law telling me that he was born the same year she was born.  She is turning 89 on October 1st.  After doing a Google search, I learned that he is indeed turning 89 this year.  I had to come up with plan B.
    I decided to use the birthday present image from Make A Wish Additons that I used in the first masculine card I made earlier this month.  Since blue is my uncle's favorite color, I chose Enchanted Evening as the base.  Several months ago I bought the Simple Circles die.  Having yet to use it, I was determined to incorporate it into my card.  This is what I came up with.

   You can't really tell from the photo, but I used the linen canvas IP on the Enchanted Evening cardstock.  It really does add some texture to the card.

 Here is a close up of the Fillable Frame #1. 
 I used the Tiny Tags Die to cut out the star and stamped the "Celebrate" sentiment from Mixed  Messages.

A close up shot of the presents.

 Once again I fussy cut the presents.  I used dimensionals to prop up the presents.

 Wanting to get more use out of Half & Half, I use both the sentiment & die for the inside.

   I finished my third masculine birthday card for the month of September tonight.  I'll be taking pictures tomorrow so I can post that one.   Thanks for looking.

Supplies:  CS: PTI Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy; Bazzill Blue
Ink: Memories Black; Colorbox Dark Blue
Stamps: PTI Make A Wish Additions, Half & Half, Mixed Messages; Hero Arts Cupcakes
Dies: PTI Half & Half, Simple Circles, Tiny Tags, Fillable Frame #1
Other: PTI Twine, Linen IP, Pure Poppy button, dimensionals, Distressed Dots PP


Joyce said...

Oh, this card is so clever. I think I need to make some of them, too. Love the red and blues together. Can't wait to see what you have in store next.

Gayatri said...

Fantastic masculine card! Love the colors :) Nice work, Carol!

BethieJ said...

Carol this is WONDERFUL! I am sure your uncle will like it! Hope he has a very HAPPY 89th Birthday! (and yeah you will be ready for his big 90 next year with the ideas you had! :) )
Have a GREAT day!