Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

I am so excited about my new Multi-Mat from KellyCraft! It fits my Laser Square perfectly and I love that I can use it for stamping, cutting, measuring, etc. I couldn't wait to make a project using it! Since I live in a house with 5 guys and just 2 of us girls, it seems like I never have enough birthday cards for guys. So today I decided to make a masculine birthday card. This task proved to be challenging, since I tend to buy more "girlie" paper. I went with more neutral tones and I figured trees and wood grain were masculine. 

Huntington Paperpack -  Close To My Heart 
Frosted Cardmaking WOTG, Huntington WOTG, & Say It In Style Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart
Cocoa & Champagne Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Antique Copper Brads, Wooden Button, & Waxy Flax - Close To My Heart 
Cocoa Ink Pad -Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots

1. First I gathered my supplies.

2. Next, I stamped all of my images on cardstock. Using the Laser Square with my acrylic blocks made it easy to get everything lined up perfectly.  

3. Then, I matted each of the stamped images using the Laser Square and the Multi-Mat to line up each of the mats.  

4. I started with a 6" x 6" card base and added several layers of cardstock and patterned papers in neutral tones.

5. Using my Laser Square and Multi-Mat, I began layering the stamped images.

6. I then added a stamped sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the card.

7. Finally, I added a few embellishments to give it a more finished look. 

I have loved how simple it is to line everything up using my KellyCraft Laser Square, and when you add in the Multi-Mat it makes it so easy to quickly make the perfect card everytime! 

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