Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Handsome!

I made today's card for the Seize the Toppings Seize the Birthday card challenge - Nothing but Neutrals
I used the neutral colors of white, cream and black on my masculine birthday card.  I used the new Brogue dies from Waltzingmouse for the patterns on the black piece and the Stitched Edge Rectangle dies for the open space and the smaller rectangle inside the open space - which is popped up on foam dots.
The gentleman with the monocle stamp is from My Kind of Guy (the perfect stamp set to go with the Brogue Dies!) and the Happy Birthday is from Free Spirit Sentiments.  I filled the monocle with Glossy Accents to give the illusion of glass.
I continued the design inside - using the frame piece left from die cutting the rectangle on the front.  The HANDSOME stamp is from My Kind of Guy and You're the Best is from Free Spirit Sentiments.
Hope everyone is having a good beginning to the week!   We had a lovely 80 degree summer day today - but we're in for some heavy thunderstorms tomorrow.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  My Kind of Guy, Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Stitched Edge Rectangles, Brogue - Waltzingmouse, Foam dots, Glossy Accents.

10 comments:

butterfly said...

What a great masculine card - so sleek and streamlined.
Alison xx

Marybeth said...

Love this birthday card so much Julia! The dies look great in naturals! Oh I wish we would get a thunder storm or two! Enjoy and be safe!

~amy~ said...

seriously, what a perfect masculine card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic masculine card Julia! Love all the stitched die cut detail and fancy border!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love those WM stamps, they need to come out and play. Fabulous masculine card!

Dotty Jo x said...

Love it! Jo x

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great guy card Julia-I like how you used the glossy accents in the monocle-you always do such great work with neutral colors

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Very cool masculine card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a stylish card Julia! Love the addition of the glossy accents, great detail! That bottom panel is fabulous with the decorative edge and element, love it! hugs :)

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous, Julia!! I love that monocle! Such a fun birthday card!! XOXO-Shari