I'll be spending some time with my adopted mom next Tuesday, and she requested some birthday cards for both men and women. Here are some of the "guy cards" she'll be getting.
Colors on this first one are Close to Cocoa and Olive Green. Friendly Moose stamp by Embossing Arts Co. Greeting from SU!'s Happy Everything set. Paper piercing for interest.
Teal, Wild Wasabi, and Black on this next one. "You're a Classic!" is computer printed.
Print paper layered on Basic Gray, which I've come to love. (Thanks, Hewitt!) Candles by Hero Arts are embossed in Sterling Silver.
I made this next card with a vellum pocket centuries ago, so I'm not sure which Stampin' Up! sets were used, but I'm sure they're long since retired. Colors are Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, and Black. The technique on the background involved painting some lines with rubber cement, sponging, and then removing the rubber cement.
Another Classic Convertible card, this time using the striped paper I had out with a Basic Gray card base. I don't think it shows in the picture, but I folded the striped paper in half and mounted it on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Gray, so the print paper is what opens up.
The next two photos are of a card front and then inside. Designer paper is SU!'s Spring Silhouettes. I'm not sure, but I think the bird on the front is by Uptown. The dots are Hero Arts. Color is Wild Wasabi.
The card base for the following card is textured cardstock which I think I inherited from a friend. I used Night of Navy to layer the candles and the gold brads. The Hero Arts candles are embossed with Gold Fire Opal embossing powder.
I pulled out my SU! Eastern Elegance rub-ons to make the following card. I also found some patterned black and white mini-brads that seemed to fit nicely.
I don't own the set, but I had an image from Noble Deer in my stash. Greeting is from Happy Everything. Colors are Close to Cocoa and Old Olive. The brown panel under the deer has been run through a crimper for texture.