I really was stressed a bit as to what to do for a masculine birthday card and finally decided that a wood background might be just the ticket for any other image and it would then be more of a masculine look. So I went with a wood background that I made for it using a score board and swiping ink over it. The day before I added some lines of glue to the card stock and let it dry over night. This sort of makes the wood more realistic looking. This tip was shown to me by my friend Karen on her blog Snippets. Hers is much nicer but maybe with practice I can improve.
I chose a dog image from Sparkle N Sprinkle and that way I thought it would appeal to all ages of the male gender. This image is from the Stamp Set 00-368P4-Animals-Scratchy. I not only have two brother-in-laws who will be having birthdays soon but also a grandson in March.
My pattern papers are from My Favorite Things and the Happy Birthday is a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs. I used part of the wood grain paper to add a border between the pattern paper layers and also to die cut the sentiment. The dog was pieced onto the front of the wood panel and then I layered that onto a compatible color of blue card stock. The card was finished by adding a jute twine bow.
I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week which is to make masculine birthday cards.
Well, almost another week gone by. I can't believe how fast time flies! Thanks for stopping by too!