Thursday, October 23, 2014

Birthday Blues


This is a masculine card that started with the paper that came as a freebie years ago from Paulette at Create with TLC, called Dad's Honey Do Paper.

I teamed it up with some gray card I embossed with a retro squares folder.

I then cut several pieces of blue card with a SB zig-zag edge die to form some  borders.

Then a scalloped oval, a plain oval that I sponged lightly with blue ink,

and then the final layer was an embossed SB label cut from silver card, with a blue embossed sentiment. 
All cuts were made on my wonderful, faithful Cuttlebug.
The final touch were some black half pearls.

 I don't think I have ever used so many layers to form a masculine card, but I was more than happy with the outcome.

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  1. Love all the texture and colours. Lovely card Maxine.

  2. fab design and colors
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. Fabulous. Love the colours, papers and the design..xx

    The Journey is the Start

  4. Such a striking color combination and a beautiful card!

  5. Fantastic card for a guy - or a gal! Love the embossing folder you used on here Maxine and that oval with the sentiment is so pretty.

  6. This is so awesome! I LOVE all the texture you've got going on here! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Love blue, white and silver combination

  8. I love how your embossing folder perfectly matches the Dp you used, and the shimmery paper is so elegant- love it! he pop of the darker blue from your die cuts is a perfect touch to finish off your card.

  9. That pearlized paper is stunning, Maxine. I want you to know how very grateful I am for all your kind comments and words of encouragement. I appreciate you SO MUCH and I thank you for sharing your art in our challenges. May God bless you always, my dear friend.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Nice card! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  11. Fantastic card Maxine!!! I so love all of the layers and embossing. Thank you so very much for celebrating our birthday at Exploring Cricut and More!!!! :)

  12. how pretty!! i love masculine cards/colors (3 boys, can you blame me?!? haha!) and absolutely LOVE your card!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  13. Hi Maxine
    Super design and love the colour combo. Thanks for joining in at House of Cards Challenge.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  14. Sweet Maxine, Another stunner. How do you ever share so many high end gorgeous cards, with so many different technique's on a constant basis? Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 155th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I’m praying for sweet sunshiny days and I’m sending happy hugs to all. Carole, Encouragement Coordinator
    Thank you for the lovely comments you leave me. It encourages me very much.

  15. Loving the blue and gray combo, Maxine, and the fabulous embossing! Thanks so much for honoring us with your lovely entry in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  16. Totally love this color combo and great card. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut and More.

  17. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  18. A great effect Maxine - I love the way you have used the Dies to create a Chevron and the creative way you have used the tag! {{{hugs}}}

  19. Beautiful creation and thanks for sharing in our challenge this week...
    aNNie {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

  20. What a snazzy design for a Birthday card.

  21. Elegant card! The colors and design all make it so charming. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "It's Only Words" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT

  23. Awesome masculine birthday card! I love the textures and the silver frame the sentiment is stamped on. Very nice! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  24. Love the colour palette and the plaid background!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'It’s Only Words' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  25. Nice card for the men. Love the oval die cut. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends, see you Monday for a new challenge :)

  26. Love that your EF design seemed to 'match' so well with your dp. This is a great masculine card and I am so loving your layers! Really well done, and actually, I think it would work wonderfully for either gender. The shape of the center die could be the 'feminine' touch, if need be. Really great card all round. Loved all the different shapes you've added to this lovely card. TFS

  27. Great texture and layers on this card. Thank you for participating in our October challenge: Die/punch at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  28. Love your card! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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