Make A Wish CAS Masculine Birthday Card

by Joanne James17. July 2019 08:00

Today I'm sharing another card using our colours over at The Paper Players this week for the current challenge over at TGIF Challenges where they have a great sketch for inspiration:


 I needed more masculine birthday cards, this time for slightly older/teenage children, so I pulled out my Broadway Birthday set and set to work - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Take One Sketch - Often I am very literal with my interpretation of a sketch layout, but not so today! Whilst I didn't use the background florals suggested by the sketch or the banner sentiment, I did use my Balmy Blue ink to create a soft sponged background with a little tone-on-tone stamping then overlaid with my balloons, and used my large 'Wish' diecut as my large focal sentiment on the top layer. Sketches are my favourite starting point when designing a card but they are only a starting point; if you look at the TGIF design team cards or the others in the gallery, you will see that everyone interprets them in a slightly different way - great for inspiration!

Broadway Birthday - If you are only going to buy one birthday stamp set, then Broadway Birthday has to be it for universal appeal. It works in any colour, for male or female, young or old and with its fun balloons, candles and party hats will definitely go the creative distance.

Make A Wish - Better still, if you pair Broadway Birthday with the co-ordinating Broadway Lights Dies, you have even more creative possibilities. You can use the big words to make a feature of your card; I love the swirly fonts and the fact that the diecut pieces are nice and big; not too fiddly and so I don't loose them on my desk before I've stuck them down! This card was so easy to make I stamped and diecut a few at the same time so that I had a few made ready for my next few birthdays.  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Rebecca is home from Germany today and we are all feeling tired given her arrival in the early hours of the morning, so we will be taking it easy in between the laundry. Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Viv (Daizy-Mae)
Viv (Daizy-Mae)United Kingdom
7/17/2019 1:50:35 PM #

Such a beautiful card Joanne, love your sweet balloons and bold sentiment ;) Viv xx

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/17/2019 8:45:49 PM #

You keep making me wish I'd bought this set! Love that soft Balmy Blue background - it really makes the bold elements pop even more.

Tami Hewlett
Tami HewlettUnited States
7/18/2019 12:05:15 AM #

Great idea for a masculine card.  Love the color combination and the bold sentiment.  Just perfect!  Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/19/2019 3:37:12 PM #

So bold and perfect, Joanne! I love the way in which you used the challenge colors. The Granny Apple Green balloons just "pop" against the sponged background.  The glitter enamel dot is the perfect embellishment!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/19/2019 9:06:29 PM #

Joanne, this is such a festive birthday card!  I love this color combo and your birthday card is perfect for anyone! The sponged background is perfect and  the balloons and sentiment are perfect!  XX

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