Sunday, March 3, 2013


It's masculine birthday card week over at Seize the Birthday.  Here's the sketch to work from:

I've pulled out my Parker's Patterns papers again, as I'm finding they're great for cards for the men and boys in our lives.   This is the first play I've had with Stampin' Up!'s Canvas Creations.  I stamped the houndstooth pattern from Beyond Plaid onto a canvas square, using Versamark ink.  After white-embossing it, I sponged Early Espresso ink all over it to bring out the pattern.  A little fraying of the edges completed my focal square.

Might I say I am rather pleased with the button on this card?!  After punching out a 3/4" circle of Parker's Patterns paper, I adhered it with Crystal Effects to a Silver Designer Button, then covered it in Crystal Effects to create a gloss finish.

This card was made for my nephew who recently turned 16 .... I was a bit worried that it might be a bit "old man-ish" for his age, but it met with the approval of my 17-yr-old, so in the post it went!

Stamps: Beyond Plaid, For My Family, Memorable Moments
Card: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Canvas Creations, Houndstooth embossing folder, Silver Designer button, Crystal Effects, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Naturals Trim ribbon, Stampin' Distress tool, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, sponge dauber, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Very masculine card and great colours! I can't wait until my Beyond Plaid stamp set arrives, it seems so versatile.

  2. I can almost feel all the texture on this card from here. Great card, Christine.

  3. This looks fabulous Christine! What a great effect embossing on the canvas is, may have to try that one. xxx

  4. Fantastic male card Christine, love all the texture and colours.

  5. Canvas creations??? We have that??? Gee I really need to look at our catalogues when they comes out or get myself a good demonstrator to show me - I didn't even know we had it - lol! Another fabulous man card Christine - love the effect of the sponged houndstooth combined with those DSPs!

  6. It's fabulous!!! Great card for a young man and so lovely. Love that button!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  7. Love all the texture and different patterns you used. Great masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  8. Wow, Christine, your card is fantastic! I've not tried the canvas product but I love what you did with it. The texture and colors are perfect for the "manly" card this is. And yes, you should be proud of your button creation - brilliant idea!

  9. Great teenage card, Christine. Love what you did with the button, makes it super flexible.

  10. What a fun card Christine. Love the papers and the stamped canvas piece. Great masculine colors.