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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Candles and Fireworks

 I make cards for all the fellas in my family -  husband, sons, 
brothers, nephews and grand nephews.  So . . . I thought I 
would dedicate a few more blog posts to all the boys and 
men in my life. Hope you find something that inspires you!!
Blues and yellow or orange always seem to be a good colour combination for male cards and I've used some patterned papers for interest as well.

Do you remember the movie "16 Candles"?   
I used that title to inspire this card for a 28 year old!!  The multi-coloured plaid paper acts as a matting for all three panels on the card front. 
The candles, the number and the wording have also been matted onto green and a yellow/orange card stock for lots of layering.  The word 'candles' was made with a set of letter punches that I purchased many years ago (from Michaels)
On the inside of the card, I made sure to stamp and colour 28 candles - they certainly filled up the interior of the card.   LOL!!

Card Details:
Stamps:  Studio g: Candles;  Close to My Heart: Charm Alphabet/Numbers
Inks: CTMH Black, Goldrush
Paper: SU Certainly Celery; yellow/orange, white, blue card stock; plaid patterned paper.
Other Supplies: markers;  glitter pen;  circle punches; letter punches

This Clear Dollar Stamp has lots of options to fill the little wagon. 
I love stamps that give this kind of  versatility. For this young fella's birthday card, I used the fireworks image to create a card that celebrates a special day. 

The main image was stamped on white card stock and then coloured with water colouring pencils and markers. It was fussy cut and then added to the focal panel with foam dimensionals. Stickles add sparkle to the fireworks and the centers of the wagon wheels.  
A  two sided patterned paper was used -  the striped side has the various colours that were used to pick the accents of Goldenrod and Cranberry. The navy and white polka dot side was used to mat  the focal image.

Card Details:
Stamps:  Clear Dollar Stamps: Wagon Wishes, Tag Its (sentiment)
Inks: CTMH black, Outdoor Denim
Paper:  Three Bugs in a Rug: Rescue Stripe; Goldenrod, Cranberry card stock
Other Supplies:  water coloured pencils; markers; Stickles; navy saddle stitch ribbon; corner rounder punch;  foam dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today. I always appreciate your comments.
Karen C.


Anne B said...

Fab masculine cards, Karen. Great colour schemes and I love the water colour/marker look on the 2nd card. Great images!

Lorraine said...

Great masculine birthday cards, Karen! Love the color combos and 28 colored candles on the inside, lol! I'm glad no one does that on my birthday cards - there'd be no room to write, LOL!

Danielle said...

Great cards! I love that one with the fireworks, stickles were a great finishing touch.