A Valentine Birthday

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hi friends!  It's Valentine's Day, which also means it's my Dad's birthday and Mark's birthday tomorrow.  So right in the midst of all the lovey dovey pink and red heart stamping, I always have to switch gears and remember how to make a masculine card.

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Dad and gave to him this past weekend. It's my masculine take on this week's Mojo Monday 484 sketch.  I can't seem to start a masculine card without thinking of the Birthday Bash set, so that's just where I went.  I knew the little birthday sentiment would fit perfectly in one of the squares and had visions of balloons and stars popping out. My dad is red/green color blind so I always try to stick with blues and browns, although a little green snuck in there.

The papers are from a My Mind's Eye paper collection and I sponged them with antique linen and ground espresso distress inks, then matted with early espresso cardstock.  I stamped the balloons and stars on designer paper and fussy cut, sponging along the edges.  I then layered my pieces together and stamped the balloon image on the card base, then on the designer paper panel and lined them up and pieced the balloons onto the image.  I finished off with some glossy accents and a sprinkling of glitter.

Since I can't let Mr. Verve's birthday go unheralded, we've got a little promo code going on in the Verve shop today and tomorrow.  Use gift code LOVE15 at checkout for an additional 15% off your purchase.

Hope you have a day filled with love and laughter!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Breeze Lost and Found TWO (MME), early espresso, soft sky (SU!)
Ink: antique linen, ground espresso distress (Ranger), espresso Altenew)
Accessories: glossy accents, glitter, grosgrain ribbon


  1. This is perfection!! Happy birthday to the men in your life and Happy Valentine's Day to you!! :)

  2. Trop belle, parfaite pour un homme, biz

  3. Lovely card! Love the colors chosen and the icons used.

  4. Love this color combo for a masculine card. The pattern paper is awesome as well!

  5. What a fabulous masculine card. Love the color combo and the pattern paper. Love the design of your card.

  6. Beautiful. Well put together.


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