Juli Riedel Designs

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Masculine Birthday Card

The March Challenge continues at Mixed Media Mojo and for my second project I went with a masculine birthday card.  The challenge runs to the end of the month and the theme is Birthdays with Balloons as the twist!  So let's get started!


I wanted to show a quick easy way to make a card for someone by using an embossing folder and dies.  Often times I overwhelm myself with over thinking a card, tag, mixed media project or art journal.  I liked the clean lines of this card and the two colors of silver and black.  It doesn't necessarily have to be given to a man and one could just change the background black card and it could be used for a woman's card as well.



To start all I did was a cut a piece of black cardstock (I used Bazzill cardstock) and Tim Holtz Kraft Core silver paper into the size of an A7 card.

Then I took a Happy Birthday Embossing folder from Darice and ran the silver cardstock through my Vagabond 2 machine. I was going to leave the black card stock plain but decided I liked the embossing and ran the black through as well.


Since our challenge had a twist with balloons, I used my balloon die from Tim Holtz Crazy Things Die set and cut out 5 black balloons with strings from the Bazzill cardstock.  I then cut a thin strip of the black cardstock and embossed it and placed it horizontal across the card along with another strip of silver card stock. I glued everything down my tombow adhesive and voila!



This card was super easy to make and I like the clean lines and simplicity of the card.  A good technique that can be changed with different colored cardstock.  I hope you enjoyed this fast and furious tutorial!

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