Boyish Birthday

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Do you find that you struggle to make male orientated cards or projects. Those where a flowery Designer Series Paper (DSP) just won’t suit the recipient. As a mum of three children, two of those being boys, I sometimes find myself struggling for a theme to make a card for them. Now they’re no longer babies, it’s even harder to make a more male orientated card.

I’ve found that as long as you have the right colour combination, the card can suit both males and females – unless of course, you’ve got OTT on the flowers etc. This card could be made in any colour combination to suit both males and females.

This one is made with Pacific Point and Smokey Slate – two colours which I think go brilliantly together and follow the male theme I wanted. As a lot of my Designer Series Paper (DSP) is flowery or Christmas, I used an embossing folder to add a bit of texture and design to the card front. Then finished it with some candles and a ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the xx Stamp Set.

What colour combinations do you use for your male inspired projects?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Rainbow Thanks!

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I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too. Rainbows are pretty and are one of my upline’s favourite things. Each month, myself and other members of the team are rewarded for our achievements – be this a title promotion or hitting a sales target. This card was my thanks for those rewards and to show my appreciation.

For this, I combined a series of colours from the Brights & 2018-2020 In Colour DSP stacks to create both the background on the card and as part of the oval for the sentiment. The sentiment itself is hand stamped using the Lined Alphabet stamp set, where I chose to keep it simple with just the outlines finished with Wink of Stella.

I’m really pleased with the finished product and only hope the recipient is too.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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