April 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Man!

I struggle with masculine cards....but this month's release at Papertrey Ink was all about masculinity and with some fabulous man-card tips I was easily on my way to create this birthday card for my Father-in-Law or "Grampy" as we affectionately call him. We're heading over to celebrate his birthday today and thankfully I had a little window if time today to get card making.
I haven't yet purchased any of this month's release sets from PTI, but my cart is full I'm just waiting for the $$ to arrive....could be months ahahahha!!! But man o man do I wish I had the new Background Basics: Woodgrain set! Here's my take on some of the tips the PTI Design Team had to say about creating masculine cards. You can read their fab tips HERE.

Looking at these photos uploaded, I wish I had stamped off and stamped more, lighter leaves in the background. Hmmm, I wonder why this didn't occur to me at the time?
Ahh well, I'm still happy with the results.
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Piece of Cake, Turning a New Leaf(PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla(SU!)
Ink: Craft White, Note Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Argyle texture plate(SU!), jumbo brads(Making Memories), corner rounder(Marvy), Labels One Nestabilities(Spellbinders)


  1. well I love the card! I'm TERRIBLE with masculine cards (and I need one for WEDNESDAY!) and also loved PTI's info and filled a cart that needs money! lol

  2. Wonderful card Laura! I really love how you stamped the background. I think is looks perfect. The colors all work so nice together. Perfect masculine card.
    :) Rachel

  3. Hi Laura just popped by to say Hi I am a new DT for Natalie I have been looking at your work and wow awesome work.
    Lorraine x

  4. I like this just the way it is....the colors are just right!


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