Monday, January 30, 2012

Masculine Birthday - The Deconstructed Sketch

This weekend was my husband's birthday. You would think that I would know exactly what type of birthday card to make for him, but I struggled with this one. I found a new sketch blog, Deconstructed Sketches,  that looks so cool and the sketch jumped at me right away. I decided to go to the Well Worn paper and start from there. I think Well Worn has a great color combination for masculine cards ( which are so hard to create).  None of my images seemed to fit my husband so I went with a sentiment only and added some embellishments to jazz it up a bit.

Ahhh now on to the challenge of making a masculine Valentine card.

Stamps - Engraved Greetings, Established Elegance, Since of Time
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper - Well Worn DSP, crumb cake, very vanilla, not quite navy and early espresso card stock
Accessories - square lattice embossing folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, vintage tags, brads, linen thread, dimensionals


  1. AWESOME! Love that you used the little circular embellishments on this great masculine card for your hubby!

  2. This is an AMAZING masculine card. Would love to CASE this one day. Happy Birthday to your hubby. I always struggle with cards for my nearest and dearest as well. :)

  3. This is gorgeous, Tara! Great mix of pattern and color! Wonderful masculine card! I'm sure your guy loved it too!

  4. Absolutely love the colors and prints you chose for this card. So Masculine-y perfect! I have this set and have never inked it up. I may just have to pull it out ;)