Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy BDAY

I’m always in need of birthday cards. I like to keep a stack on hand for when the kids are heading to a friends birthday party, but am not the best about giving them out myself! New goal  for next year.

 Happy BDAY

Manly and boy cards can be tricky. Not a lot of bling or embellishments and neutral colors are generally safe bets, but can be kind of boring, right?  I loved the color combo from Nacho Average Challenge of Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Pistachio Pudding, and thought it would be perfect to use to whip up some birthday cards for my stash.

Happy BDAY Close Up

I started with a Soft Sky card base, and stamped the letters from the What’s Your Type set to spell out BDAY onto Whisper White cardstock. The “happy” came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. After the stamped image panel was adhered to the card base I added some Pistachio star sequins to the card front.

Super CAS (clean and simple), a little graphic and easy/fun to create – totally my kind of card! The colors can also be changed to match a recipients favorite colors.

Also linking up to Seize the Birthday for their anything goes birthday challenge, and to Addicted to Stamps for their CAS challenge.

 

nac118 seize birthday

10 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I've got this stamp set and never used it, because I have lacked the imagination needed to know what to do with it! Thanks for the kick start! Hazel x

Christy Lynn said...

I think your super-simple layout really lets those graphic letters shine, so great job on this! Thanks for playing along with the Nacho color challenge this week!

Yapha said...

Super cute card! I love how you used What's the Type. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges.

Julie B said...

What a great masculine card, those colours are just the ticket.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

Shana Gaff said...

Great manly card! I love the colors you used and I love the way you used the alphabet. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Rose said...

Really cute card and I'm seeing it as a baby boy card too. Thanks for sharing and joining our challenge this week-

Tammy Fite said...

Awesome card!! I love that stamp set!

Neets B said...

Perfect card for a guy and you're not alone in finding them tricky! The graphic design and colours are great and the little stars are the perfect accents. Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week, Anita x

Colleen said...

I totally agree masculine cards are hard, but I love your design and of course the colors are perfect! thank you so much for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

Glenda J said...

LOVE this clever design. Great colours too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!