Hi! I am so glad you’ve stopped by today! Today’s card is a Plaid Masculine Birthday Card using the Buffalo Check Background stamp (clear 147794 /wood mount 147797) and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stampin’ Up! (143662) stamp set. I am always looking for great masculine cards. They are not as common are they? The Buffalo Check (clear 147794 /wood mount 147797) design is so versatile- from pastels for baby cards to earth tones for the rugged masculine look. You can’t go wrong! Shop now at my 24/7 online shop and get yours today!
This card is based on one I made with my friend Inez Oberg at one of her Stamp Buffets. She always has awesome cards! the plaid technique I learned from watching one of Jackie Bolhuis’ you-tube videos. I decided to combine the two into something a little different.
Today’s card is made with the color combination of whisper White (100730, Soft Suede (ink 147115/ card stock 115318), Balmy Blue (ink 147105 / card stock 146982), Crumb Cake (ink 147116/ card stock 120953) and
Basic Black 121045.
Card Recipe: Cutting Directions
I started out with a card base of Soft Suede (115318) cut 4 1/4” X 11”. I scored and folded my card base at 5 1/2”. I cut Balmy Blue (146982 card stock to 4” X 5 1/4”. I cut Basic Black (121045) card stock 3 1/4” X 4 1/2”. Then I cut Crumb Cake (120953) card stock 3” X 4 1/4”. Using my Big Shot (143263) and Stitched Shapes (145372) Framelits Ovals I cut a larger Basic Black (121045) piece and then the next size down out of Crumb Cake (120953) card stock .
Stamping with my Stamparatus
Using my Stamparatus (146276), Soft Suede Ink (147115), and the Buffalo Check Background stamp (clear 147794 /wood mount 147797), I stamped the checked background. I wanted to keep it light this time. but the nice thing about using the Stamparatus (146276) is that I could made the check design much darker and clearer by re-inking and re-stamping the design. By using the grid on the Stamparatus (146276) for placement and a magnet to hold your card stock in place you can get a clear, more distinct stamped image.
Next, I used a black marker and straight edge to draw straight lines between the checks both vertically and horizontally. This makes a plaid design! To make it more rustic-looking, I sponged the edges of the card stock with Soft Suede. Next time I think I want to try the plaid design with Real Red ink stripes. Don’t you think that would be awesome!
Next I stamped the “logs” with Crumb Cake (147116) ink on the back ground on the Crumb Cake (120953) layer. I then stamped the bunch of trees on top of the “logs” using Memento Tuxedo Black (132708). I sponged the edges of the Crumb Cake (120953) layer with Crumb Cake (147116) ink and a Stampin’ Sponge (141337).
Finally, I layered the pieces, as shown, in this order
- Soft Suede card base (115318)
- Balmy Blue Plaid layer (146982)
- Basic Black layer (121045)
- Crumb Cake layer (120953)
I stamped Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662) on to the Crumb Cake (120953) oval and sponged the edges of the oval with Soft Suede ink. Then I layered the Crumb Cake (120953) oval with the larger Basic Black oval. When I placed the two piece oval on the card I thought it was too big so I hand trimmed the Basic Black to a minimal edge. I like that better even though the edges are not quite even 🙂
Isn’t that a great masculine card? I hope you like it too!
Just a reminder! Saturday Sampler October 27th 10-2pm
This Saturday, October 27th, is my regular Stampin’ Up! Event at my home I live on the Northwest side in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I plan to have 8-10 cards to choose from. There will be baskets that will have all you will need
to make that particular card. I will have Christmas, Holiday and wintertime cards. As always you are welcome to change up the sentiments to birthday, thinking of you or whatever type of card you need.
This event is free with a minimum Stampin’ Up! order of $25 (or $10). This cost includes six cards and envelopes. if you want to make more than six, the cost is just $1.50 for each additional card. I will have a little lunch and coffee, tea, water, and lemonade available. Please let me know ASAP if you are able to come! I want to make sure to have plenty of seats available!
Upcoming Event: Holiday Workshop at Westend Christian Reformed Church
Saturday November10th from 9-5pm Profits to Help Christian Education
Have some projects to finish up for Christmas? You can “rent” a table for the whole day which has access to electricity (first come, first serve). Bring your friends and plan a fun day together!
For an extra fee you can participate in:
Learn to knit?
Learn to make jewelry?
Learn some tips for Holiday food preparations?
Want to make some Christmas cards, decorate a special Holiday Planner or 2019 Calendar, make some simple gifts for your friends or Sunday School kids or other paper crafting projects? I will have Annual and Holiday Stampin’ Up! catalogs available as well as a chance to sign up for some new Events I have planned for the new year!
There will be lunch available for a nominal cost. More details will be coming soon so stay tuned!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’