May 15, 2010

OCC: His Birthday

This week's challenge at Our Creative Corner is a fun one, and a useful one. If you're anything like me, you have a distinct lack of masculine cards in your stash - most of my cards end up being more on the girly side. So this week, we want you to create a masculine birthday card!

Keeping a layout simple with bold focal elements is one way to make a great 'guy card'. It's also a great excuse to pull out those stamps with a more streamlined font.

The inside of this one is simple as well - the patterned paper does all the work. Head on over to OCC to see the always amazing design team samples and to link your masculine birthday creation - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Paper & Card: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla & Riding Hood Red Card
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
Large Star punch
Piercing tool, Ruby Red Button, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals
E-mail me to purchase.

Stamps: Seeing Stars & Happy Thoughts - Verve
Paper & Card:
Ambrosia - Basic Grey
Other: Circle Nestabilities
Challenges: OCC, BG Challenge


  1. Ooh this is fantastic so C&S, perfect male card, love this BG paper collection, thanks for joining BG challenges,
    HuGs Kim & and the BG Team :)

  2. Ooohhh!!! I almost picked Ambrosia too! Then I saw periphery and decided that the blue/brown mojo funk thing wasn't done with yet, so I went with it instead. I really love your card, Sarah!!!

  3. This is just fabulous, Sarah. I love the dark background and the color combination and the star. They're all my favs for a guy card! Love it!

  4. Smashing card, Sarah! I love the eclectic mix of papers/patterns, but it still has a CAS feel to it. Love it!

  5. Sarah this is PERFECT! What a great guy card! Hope your having a great weekend!

  6. Awesome work - I just love these colors and papers for a masculine card. Your images are so bold and clean - fabulous!

  7. Love that layout ... such a great combination of patterns ... awesome masculine card.

  8. Fantastic masculine card! Love the star theme! :)

  9. I am just like you ... I was struggling to find a male card in my stash yesterday when my youngest son was off to a birthday party! So ... thanks for this inspirational idea! Have decided to start a new folder in my bookmarks "male cards" so I can bookmark posts just like this one ... for future reference! I so don't get the same satisfaction from male cards ... and definitely need some male ideas! Thanks Sarah! Hugs xxAxx

  10. Love this card! The simplicity of the design combined with these papers make this card perfect for a male. Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
    Anthea & the BG Challenges Team.

  11. I LOVE this card! Love your style. great job on the challenge!!!


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