Sunday, April 04, 2010


My attempt with this card was to create a masculine birthday card. I have to make a lot of birthday cards for my many brothers and nephews, and I have a hard time coming up with new ideas. I mean, in the end the guys aren't going to really care about the time and effort that went into the card - it'll just end up in the recycle bin - but I want to know that I've put my best effort into the creation. ;)

The layout for this card is based on a card that I received months ago from my friend Angela.

I made a mask of the ticket stamp, and used it to created the layered ticket look. I then wrote "Happy Birthday" inside the tickets. I popped the tickets up with dimensionals on top of some patterned paper.

The first flap opens up to reveal another fold of patterned paper...

...which in turn opens up to reveal the inside of the card where I can write my birthday greeting:

Overall, I think its ok. Not too frilly or frou-frou-y. Dark colours. Very masculine.


Angela said...

I've always loved those ticket stamps, but could never figure out what to do with them - thanks for the AWESOME idea! And, I agree, it's a perfect 'guy' card. A+ :)

Amanda said...

Looks great Marnie!!! :D I agree with Ange, it's a perfect man's card!!! :D