It’s my turn to host at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge, and this week we are looking for masculine creations. I pulled out an old card kit for all the elements of this sailing-themed birthday card.
I first cut down some of the patterned paper from the kit to be just smaller than my card base. I then stamped a sentiment (which translates to “happy birthday”) onto some vellum with the intentention of layering it over the top of the patterned paper.
I quickly discovered that the pattern was too busy to read the sentiment if it was on the vellum. After realising this I decided to change my plan. I cut out a segment of the patterned paper so that I could instead layer the vellum behind it. I then used some silver peel offs to edge the cut away area to give a more finished look to it.
The last element for the card was a die-cut anchor created with silver mirror card, which I adhered to slightly overlap the sentiment channel.
I’m very happy with this card. It works well for a masculine card, and I’m glad I managed to get some more use from an older kit. I was concerned that the delicate anchor might get a bit lost against the busy patterned paper, but having it cross over the ‘channel’ helps it to stand out a bit more.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
Paru’s Card Making Challenges – Colour
Seize The Birthday – Anything Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Masculine Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)