Leave it to the CASE Study Challenge blog to inspire me again this week! My step father's birthday is on Saturday (and so is my 17th wedding anniversary!) and I needed a masculine card. I hopped over to CASE Study and lookie what I saw!
My card is pretty different, but I was inspired by the graphic images on the card.
I pulled out the Tasteful Trim Die and some masculine colored cardstock from the Regals Collection and punched out some ric rac. I've been seeing a lot of flags and banners on the edges of cards and I wanted to put a twist on it with the ric rac, so I staggered them and added a leftover edge at the top which I thought was pretty fun.
Stamping the small sentiments around the ric rac added fun and was a great way to add more birthday wishes!
I had so much fun with this design that I made a feminine version of this card with different stamps and a fun twist on the greeting- you can find it on my Facebook page.
Stampin' Up Supplies (unless otherwise noted):
- Birthday Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
- Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
- Ink: Early Espresso
- Accessories: Tasteful Trim Die
Try this layout with different sentiments and different shaped banners (or even use stamps instead) and you'll have a card in a jiffy!
Leave me a message and let me know how you'd tweak this card using supplies you have on hand. Don't forget to see my tweaked version on Facebook!