Tuesday 3 May 2016

Masculine Happy Birthday

Good morning folks. Hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend, even if the weather wasn't that great here in the UK.
My these Tuesdays come around quickly, it's time for another challenge at Cardz4Guyz.
This week our theme for you is -


Yep, that topic again. Some of you will remember a post on this same theme just over a week ago for Fantasy Stampers, you still have time to join in there until Friday by the way, so I had to scratch my head for inspiration. Anyway, I'd seen this card on Pinterest and thought it a great idea, so I thought I would have a go with a few tweaks.

I used my embossing folder and wax paper resist technique for the background. You only get one side using an EF with words but that's not a problem. I inked the panel with Mermaid Lagoon DI, cut an aperture with a MFT die, then cut another in the next size down from some scrap larger than the first opening. This was then inked with the same DI and glued under the opening to make a frame. 
Carefully placing the top panel over the base, I marked where it came and then removed it and stamped my balloons and sentiment. No idea of the make of stamp as I bought years ago from a bargain bucket, I really wanted the acrylic block that came with the set! The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Balloons and Banners set. The balloons were coloured with matching Copic colours. To complete I popped the blue layer up on pads over a white base card.
For more monochromatic inspiration please check out the rest of our fab DT.

I'd like to join in over at:-

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS                Blog Badge
For the boys or something sporty                               E for embossing folder

Brown Sugar Challenge - For the boys

No Patterned Papers


  1. Beautiful card Jules, I love the embossing technique you've used to frame the image! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  2. Great card Jules, I adore the colour & your fantasic design!
    Dawn xx

  3. This is a fab technique, Jules - I love how you framed the image with your embossing.

    Thanx for playing along at the Alphabet Challenge too, hun.

    Hugz, Jan xx

  4. A really great card Julie, love the idea of cutting a frame into the embossed panel and that's a great shade of blue xx

  5. Awesome card Jules. Loving this technique and have to give it a try. :) xx

  6. Such a cute B'dy card.Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.Wish you luck.


  7. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great image, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  8. Gorgeous card, fabulous stamping!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  9. Jules this is just fabulous. Love Alison xxx

  10. Great, simple design, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight.
    CraftyNatalie - DT

  11. hi
    fun card
    thanks for joining us at brown sugar challenge
    hugs Lisbeth DT


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