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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Happy Birthday (Masculine)

Here is a card that I made that I think you'll like.  Many requests for a "man" card, so I tried to put this together and I think it came out pretty good.  Here are the directions in making this card:

  • The card base is made from Cinnamon Cider card stock.  Measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  Score on the long side  at 2 1/8, and 4 1/4.  Fold on the score lines
  •  Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 and attach to the front panel.
  • Cut a piece of Night of Nave card stock 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 and attach to the second narrow panel.
  • For the Z-Fold, Cut a strip of Night of Navy card stock 1 inch x 8 1/2.  Score at 2 1/8 and 5 1/4.  Fold on the score lines. Cut another piece of matching DSP at 3/4 inch x 8 1/2 and attach to the just cut Night of Navy card stock strip.
  • Cut another strip of card stock from Cinnamon Cider 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch and attach to the just cut Night of Navy strip.
  • Bend all three layers together on the score lines.  The longest end of the strip attached to the left side of the card base and the shorter folded strip will be attached to the inside of the card.
  • Attach a Night of Navy liner 4 x 5 1/4 to inside of the card as a layer.  
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock for stamping the inside, 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Use the large sunflower image and stamp the large sunflower from "Celebrate Sunflowers" with Cinnamon Cider ink.  Color in the image using Blend alcohol pens in Dark and Light Cinnamon Cider ink.  Then use the color lifter to remove some of the dark colored ink to lighten up the sunflower and give some shadows.
  • Stamp "Lets Celebrate You" from the same stamp set.
  • Cut out the word HAPPY with the letters (now discontinued) on Night of Navy card stock.  Do the same using Cinnamon Cider card stock and attach the cinnamon letters to the backs of the Night of Navy letters to provide a shadow and to give the letters some support when the card is opened.
  • Attach the letters H-A-P-P-Y TO THE far left of the strip and gluing in place with tear and tape or liquid glue.  
  • Stamp a 1/2 in x 2 inch piece of Whisper White card stock and stamp with "Birthday" from the "Well Said" stamp set.  Attach the piece with tear and tape and adhere to the second panel of the HAPPY Strip.  Add an envelope and send to your favorite birthday person!