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Friday, 9 August 2019

Happy 18 Birthday

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  
Today I'm sharing the second of two cards I made for my sons 
18th Birthday.  You would think I would be a pro at masculine cards as I have a husband, two sons and a male cat, but I find it so hard making masculine cards.
With feminine cards, you can make them pretty with ribbons, flowers, gems and lace.  But with the boy's cards is so different especially when you have a son that doesn't like a lot of colour and into a minimalist look.  So here's my effort and he did like it, he thought it was elegant but a little too much glitter for his liking.

We gave Ryan a few presents but also CASH which I don't like doing for gifts but as it was his 18th birthday and I had given Liam money (dough) in a pizza box and decorated it I had to think of something for Ryan and thought of a cracker which I made.
I was really happy with the first Cracker I had ever made, thank goodness to Google which helped me on this one.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen card stock.
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Blackbird
3. Silver Card and no design paper.

4. Embossing Folder: Happy Birthday by Cuttlebug

5. Large number dies which are unbranded and are 9cm tall.

6. Background: I used a selection of Washi Tape in Black (Charcoal), Pewter and Silver
7. Dies: Heart Memory Craft Dies for the cracker.
8. Inside and the back of my card.

Take care everyone and happy crafting.


cass said...

Great card ans I love the idea of the cracker. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for "Something beginning with B" Challenge.

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

anne said...

Your card fits the brief set perfectly Kathie :), I love that cracker too and the idea of adding dough to a pizza box. A great pair of projects.
Anne xx

MaryV said...

Beautiful project! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative Moments!
Crafty hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the glitter stripes with the BIG 18! Very appropriate for that milestone birthday. Thanks for joining in at STB.

Daffodil Cards said...

I think this is a fabulous male card, all you have to do is listen to his comments, it was just the glitter, BUT he LOVED it, so carry on with your fabulous masculine cards. I LOVE it too. Thank you so much for joining us in our Birthday challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

The Male Room

https://michellescraftzone.blogspot.com/ said...

Lovely birthday card and really like the striped panel. The birthday crackers are a great idea too, all coordinating together. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for this months challenge and good luck! Michelle DT x

sallysbitz2 said...

Another stunning masculine card from you. Great cracker too, love the way the card & cracker co-ordinates x

hugs sally x

MA-MI said...

What a great masculine card! Very shiny! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. I hope you'll be inspired by our new challenge too!
Maja DT
My blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

crafty said...

Love the silver and greys together. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's August "Anything Goes + Triple Time Stamping" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, MIUCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

Haideelum said...

You've made a super elegant, masculine card. Thank you for sharing your projects ¡
Thank you for participating with us in the August challenge
Haideelum Coordinator DT CCB