Pedal to the Metal Birthday Cards

Male cards are something I have always struggled with, especially teenage males which makes the the Pedal to the Metal stamp set the perfect choice. This stamp set has some great images for males of any age.

Motercycle Card

For these cards I  used Blueberry Bushell and Call Me Clover before they go in the retired products cupboard. I’ve matched Blueberry Bushell with the Motorbike and Call Me Clover with the Gator as its the perfect “John Deere” Green.

Gator Birthday Card

The Happy Birthday greeting comes from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set which is also retiring and the stars are from the Family Party stamp set. I love the background I created with the tyre tracks and stars, perfect for teenagers.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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#Simple Stamping – Male Themed Cards With Over the Moon

For today’s cards I’m going back to basics and just using paper, ink and stamps, okay and a few Stampin’ Blends to create these cute male themed birthday cards with the Over the Moon stamp set and the Country Club Designer Paper.

As these stamps are of cows I’ve often gone down a more female route for cards but today they are getting a male treatment as I need some birthday cards for my farmer friends.

Simple Stamping Over the Moon card 2

I’ve used the Country Club Designer Paper with the colours Garden Green and Night of Navy to create these simple matted and layered cards.

Simple Stamping - Over the Moon Card 1

The cows are coloured with the light versions of Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Basic Black with a hint of Ivory for the noses.  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Birthday, which has the perfect font for male cards.

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x

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Happy Birthday Dad Card

Yesterday it was my dad’s birthday so I thought I’d share the card I made him with you. He’s a farmer so very rarely has time to rest so is unlikely to have spent his birthday like this. This image from A Good Man does remind me of how he used to look on beach holidays from when I was younger so hopefully he’ll remember this and enjoy his card too.

I coloured the image in Stampin’ Blends which are definitley one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! products as they make colouring a joy. The top line of the greeting comes from the same A Good Man set and the Happy Birthday comes from Perennial Birthday stamp set.

Happy Birthday Dad - flat

I finished the card off with three strips of the Blueberry Bushell Ribbon which I think highlights the stripes in the Come Sail Away Designer Paper. I also added some Blueberry Bushell Rhinnestones from the Noble Peacock collection.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Congrats Lighthouse Card

I’m not a fan of real lighthouses as I’m scared of heights, I can still remember walking up ten steps of Portland Bill, a lighthouse in Dorset UK and being terrified and going all dizzy. I however like the stamps in the Sailing Home stamp set and can appreciate how detailed that lighthouse stamp is and how it makes a great focal point for a card.

Congrats Lighthouse Card - close up

Here I’ve stamped it in Night of Navy and then die cut it so the bottom edge where the sea is can overlap my oval. I love the detail on the rope die which I have used across the middle of the card to seperate the two diffrent patterns of paper from the Come Sail Away DSP.

Congrats Lighthouse Card - flat

A greeting stamped on the small banner from the Smooth Sailing dies finishes the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card

With Father’s Day just round the corner I thought it was time to share some card ideas with you and the Classic Garage Suite is the perfect place to start and the best news is the stamp set and dies are carrying over into the new catalogue…yay!!

I wanted Tranquil Tide to be the main focus of this card as its retiring and I won’t get many more chances to showcase what a gorgeous colour it is, I’m hoping this is one that Stampin’ Up! bring back at a later date.

I stamped the card in Stazon ink and then water-colured with Tranquil Tide ink, you can use the inkpads or reinkers to do this. I added some shading with Basic Grey and the headlights in Crushed Curry which add a little pop of colour to the card.

Geared up Garage - Fathers day Card - flat

For the background I stamped some Tranquil Tide ink onto the nut background paper using the big splodge stamp from Artisan Textures to create a darker area. I then layered up the cogs die from Gargae Gears in the Galvanized Metallic Paper which is currently on sale in the clearance rack, this paper is the perfect addtion to this suite as it emphasizes the “metal” of garages.

To finsh off the card I added the Happy Father’s Day card label from the stamp set, I really love how this card turned out as male cards are hard for me due to the lack of floral elements you can use!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x