Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Birthday - Masculine Mixed Media Card

TGIF...Hurray for Fridays!

Early last week, I shared a fun mixed media canvas with lots of deep colors and feminine accents and embellishments. As I was making that canvas a few weeks ago, I was thinking how the colors might be the perfect combo for a masculine birthday card I needed at the end of September.

So once I finished the lacy, flowery canvas, my mind started turning in a less "frilly" direction, and for the first time in a long time, a masculine card came together quickly!

This time, I used some patterned papers over the painted background, accenting them with a piece of white burlap, one of my favorite wire dies, a torn piece of ticket, a metal bookplate, and some die cut leafy accents. There's another resin bird-on-a-branch, again colored with medium and dark blue, but this time accented with a dark sepia spray...

I used a combination of stamped words and a large die cut word for the sentiment...

Here's how the base piece looked before adding the papers and embellishments. This time, I used a light tan spray, added the medium green, then medium and deep orange in the background this time...

Patterned papers:   Authentique Enchanted collection
Sentiment stamp:  Winnie & Walter "The Big, The Bold, and The Happy"
Color mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (Danny Zuko's Denim,  Ocean Breeze Blue,  Merry Go Round Green,  South Shore Sand,  Sandra Dee Sepia)
Dies:   Simon Says Stamp "Happy Birthday";   La-LaLand Crafts "Diamond Wire" and "Berry Flourish" ;  
My Favorite Things "Four Corners Dienamics"
Resin Bird/Branch:   Prima            White burlap:
Miscellaneous:   Tim Holtz Ticket and Ornate Bookplate;  Liquitex Ink!-Carbon Black;  Cinnamon stickles

Thanks for visiting today...have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Never mind giving it to a man... *I* want this for my birthday! lol. LOVE it! It contains several of my favourite things (like burlap and a lovely inky background) and everything works together so perfectly. Really love this. x

  2. This looks fabulous! Love that background and the touch of burlap adds great texture!

  3. Wow Kathy! Just fantastic! Your background is stunning, love those colours! I am adding that diamond wire die to my wish list!! Love the mixture of elements...burlap, metal and resin...fantastic! What a gorgeous birthday card! big hugs :)

  4. This is absolutely fabulous! Loooove it!


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