‘Love You Tons’ – Male Birthday Card

Hi all,

I hope that you are enjoying some wonderfully crafty time?

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my Granddads’ Birthday  🙂

Male birthday card using some Lawn fawn stamp and die sets.

Male birthday card using some Lawn fawn stamp and die sets.

For the base of this card, I had found a 6” x 12” piece of blue cor’dinations cardstock – I love this Blue – and decided it was going to be my card base. This automatically determined the colour scheme and the size for me – 6” x 6” square.

I then looked through my papers to pick  a patterned design that included the Blue and also some other bright colours. I saw this spotty design and  I knew it would be perfect!

I wanted to add some further texture to the card base but did not want it to clash with – or overwhelm – the patterned paper panel. I chose to do some tone on tone stamping with a large border stamp and an ink in a similar colour to the base card. I covered the entire card front.

Once I did this, I thought then, that the patterned paper panel needed some extra defining to the edges. So, I got out my paper scrap wallet and delved in, finally choosing a perfect bright yellow to match some of the spotty dots.

Close up of the patterned paper, background stamping and yellow border.

Close up of the patterned paper, background stamping and yellow border.

For the focal image of my card I had decided to use a Lawn fawn stamp set called  ‘Love you Tons’ – the set also has matching dies.

I stamped the two elephants with Memento: Tuxedo Black ink as I planned to colour them with my pro-markers. Once I had them ready I die cut them and placed them onto my card.  At this point I wanted to add some ‘ground’ for them to be placed on. I decided to use vellum so that the pattern on the paper still showed through. This still grounds the layout without dominating the scheme..

I then chose to add some tiny die cut hearts in a smooth silver glitter paper. I wanted to use heart sequins or stickers but I didn’t have any in my stash!

Die cut hearts and stamped sentiments.

Die cut hearts and stamped sentiments.

Finally I stamped the sentiment onto the vellum and also heat embossed granddad onto the card top.

Of course that wasn’t the end of the process I also decorated inside of the card and the envelope:

Card interior all stamped and ready :)

Card interior all stamped and ready 🙂

I hope that  you have enjoyed todays share,

As always: Take Care and Happy Crafting!!

Jenny x

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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4 Responses to ‘Love You Tons’ – Male Birthday Card

  1. A great male card Jennifer, very cute images, love the patterns and colour combo.
    Helen

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