Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Masculine Birthday Blinged with Metal and Rust

Noah Bday 2011 005 There are a couple times a year that I need to create Masculine Cards…Birthdays are just one of those occasions.  I am just like you…trying to figure out which of my stamps to use so that the card doesn’t end up with a flower on it!  *smile*

I’m sure my darling son, Noah, wouldn’t mind either way, but because he loves the Extreme Elements stamp set to make cards for his friends…it was an easy selection this time! He is a typical boy and Blue is his favorite color, so I decided on one of the newest blues, Marina Mist.  Now as blue is not one of those colors that I drift to, I used the Color Coach to help me out!  I love that super tool to help me select the perfect colors, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake! I loved these three colors that I selected and the Cajun Craze makes a perfect rust when you use the Direct to Paper technique.

Noah Bday 2011 003Now, if you are like me you have a bunch of cool embellishments that you are hoarding for that perfect card!  Any type of metal is perfect for a masculine card.  I loved using the game spinner on his card as an element of fun even though it has no use except to introduce movement into the card.

Noah Bday 2011 004 So, do you love how I used the stamp set, Number It, for his age? I have had so many ideas pop in my head for this cool number set!  It is perfect for labeling items around your house too! 

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Netting, Number It 
Paper: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake Cardstock
Accessories: Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Tools: Color Coach, Paper Snips, Vintage Trinkets (Sm Safety Pin), Game Spinner Hands, Ornament Punch
Technique(s): Direct to Paper, Sponging

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Happy Birthday, Noah!