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Monday, March 9, 2015

Masculine Birthday from a Favorite Sketch!

This card was for my son’s birthday.  While I knew I wanted to use the typewriter stamp, I was struggling to make it work with the papers I wanted to use.  Finally, I went back to this sketch that I’d used before, and even though I was using the same papers, it all came together because of the sketch!  The sketch is from CTMH’s Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 1 – card sketch #24.  Breaking up the background pattern with the two rectangles helped make the typewriter stand out. 

The typewriter image is from the April Stamp of the Month from CTMH – Typed Note.  This will be available to purchase in April.  I embossed it in black and added a “Stuck on You” puffie moustache to the paper, as well as a bit of the black arrow washi tape to the grid paper.  Both background papers are from the retired Scholastic paper pack.

When I started to take the pictures of this card, I went into my son's room (who actually is off in another state in graduate school, but still maintains most of his "stuff" at our place) and got down his grandfather's typewriter to use in the photos.  It brought back great memories of him typing on it as a little guy.

This card is entered into the Heart 2 Heart “Your Favorite Sketch”challenge and the Seize the Birthday challenge with the optional “Topping” of Masculine.  I think this works well for both.  Pop over to these two blogs to check out the other creations for these specific challenges. 


Colleen said...

Fun card and I noticed the mustache too!! Perfect sketch and layering of papers! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Nikka Geers said...

I love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Lauren Moore said...

Great masculine birthday card- I am going to have to try this sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

Glenda J said...

Great design! Love the patterned paper & colours. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love this!! I have this paper pack and have yet to use it! Ha. Inspiring!!! :)

Brandi said...

Gail...great card. I love the different layers and the masculine take on the project! Thank you for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Brandi R
H2H DT member

Anonymous said...

Nice touch displaying it on a typewriter! You do great work! -- Cynthia