Masculine birthday card

I started making cards again recently and decided to go ahead and attempt to do a couple of web challenges. One was from Fab Friday where you needed to use specific colors for the palette.

The colors were a little difficult for me to work with since I wanted a birthday card and not a Halloween card, but I think it came out alright.

I was trying to make it a masculine card, so again I went for a muted look.  I still got to have fun with embossing though.  I added some sparkle to the base card with some iridescent ice embossing powder.  I thought about white and clear, but I think this was the right way to go. In retrospect, if I was


going to do it again I would probably go with stripes and not the polka dots, but hindsight is 20/20.
After I was done, I was thinking that this would have made a great card to use the wetlands stamp set with.  The top circle could have been the setting sun and then the bottom half the reflection in the water.  I’ll try that another day I think.

Freshly Made Sketches 106

It could also lend itself well to a Sympathy card too or something along those line, like life changes graduations and the whole this is a new chapter in your life.  Anyway there were a lot of ways to go with it and I’ll probably have to explore it later.The other challenge was one from over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I was enjoying the thought of this one.  It’s simple enough that you don’t have to go overboard wit items that would clutter up the card, well unless you really wanted to.

Happy crafting!


gryphn Fun with paper

4 Replies

  1. Kudos to you for getting a birthday card out of these colors! I could only see Halloween! =) I like the embossing on the black background…nice subtle touch! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. I am super impressed that you were able to use these colors for a birthday card. They work well for a more masculine color palette. Great sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

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