Welcome, again, to another Make My Monday challenge. The theme for challenge #143 is masculine birthday. For this challenge, I created a pretty clean and simple card using the Soar Confidently stamp set, with a birthday sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set.

Here’s my card:

While creating a masculine collage card would also completely work, I decided that this one would be very clean.

What I Did:

Not only is the card very clean, but the way I created this is very simple. Therefore, this card falls into the easy-peasy category.

  • Since I wanted to stay as neutral as possible, I used Early Espresso for the base of the card. I trimmed the cardstock to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, and scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed the Crumb Cake mat to 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the In Good Taste DSP to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also cut a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The multipurpose glue adhered all these layers together.
  • I wanted to tie in the Crumb Cake and the Navy in the DSP. Therefore, I used the Night of Navy ink to stamp the hot air balloon onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I very carefully fussy cut the balloon out.
  • The Night of Navy ink made a bold statement on the white cardstock. Next, I trimmed the sentiment block using the Stitched Rectangles die.
  • The rule of threes for balance on the card told me that I needed to add something, which would also tie in the sentiment and the balloon so they don’t look like they just float on the card front. In order to have three elements on the front of the card, I grabbed the burlap ribbon and cut a piece to run vertically down the left side of the card.
  • I used glue dots to adhere the burlap ribbon. Dimensionals and mini-dimensionals gave the sentiment and hot air balloon some height.
  • There is a piece of white cardstock on the inside of the card, but I haven’t added a sentiment for it yet. I will wait until I know the recipient and will then add a personal note and sentiment.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP to the envelope flap, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

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