A Manly Birthday card

Have you ever seen a stamp set and just knew you had to make a card with it. The Open Sea set in our new Summer Mini just called out to me as a perfect Manly card waiting to be born. Since guys like clean and simple, I stuck with limited colors and squared corners and NO sponging. (I didn’t realize how much I sponge the edges of my layers until I decided not to. 

IMG_5764 For the front I kept it simple with no text or sentiment and just added the Happy Birthday offset to the right on the inside.

IMG_5779The front used a style I think works well on many cards. I have been carrying this sketch around in my head for some time but thought I’d share it with you, so here is the sketch:


Manly Birthday Recipe:
The Open Sea, Perfect Punches 
Ink: Basic Grey, Night of Navy 
Paper: Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, and Brushed Silver CS, Nautical Expedition DSP 
Accessories: Wide Oval PunchSnail,

I would love to see what you do with this sketch. blog siggy2

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