Friday, March 29, 2019

Make It Masculine: By The Bay Happy Birthday

Today's Make It Masculine card design features another water scene theme created with the Sale-a-bration stamp set, By the Bay (item #149739). The images in this stamp set provide a range of options for creating peaceful card designs that work great for masculine cards.
 In addition, I used the Home To Roost stamp set (item #149736) that I also used in yesterday's card design here. Both the By the Bay stamp set and the Home To Roost stamp set are Level 1 Sale-a-bration rewards that you can earn with a qualifying $50 order. 
The colors I chose for today's card reflect the water and the sand - Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand. I chose to use Sahara Sand cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Balmy Blue for the background. I stamped the reed image from the Home To Roost stamp set with Balmy Blue Classic ink in the bottom right corner of this layer. I then embossed the Balmy Blue cardstock layer using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item #143706) to create a soft textured look to the background. 
To create the stamped panel, I die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using one of the smaller rectangle dies from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies (item #148551from the 2019 Occasions Catalog) to get the stitched detail around the edge of the rectangle. I stamped the seagull image twice using Stazon Jet Black ink to create the scene. To color the image, I used an Aquapainter and ink from Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight Classic ink pads to create a soft, watercolor look. 
I matted the water colored image onto a rectangle die cut from Sahara Sand cardstock using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies. To create the look of rope, I added a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen Trim (item #147808) across the middle of the card front and attached the stamped panel on top with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
To complete the card design, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (item #146667) using Balmy Blue Classic ink, onto a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock. I used the Classic Label punch to punch out the sentiment and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

The texture created by the embossing folder and the addition of the braided trim provides a weathered, beach feel to this card combined with the color combination I chose. The water coloring of the image adds a touch of color to the card design without being overwhelming. This card is a great clean and simple card design to create for the men in your life. The Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set provides a wonderful variety of sentiments with great fonts for all occasions. It is a great investment for your card making tool kit. 

Sale-a-bration is almost over, so don't delay in placing your order to get these exclusive products. As you can see, I have used similar supplies for both of my masculine card designs that I have shared and they are a great addition to you basic supplies for card making. Contact me if you have any questions or you can visit my Online Store by clicking the link below to place your order. Sale-a-bration ends March 31st, 2019. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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