Simple Masculine Birthday Card

My mom called and said she needed a birthday card to give a gentleman neighbor that she doesn’t know well.  I love the Wetlands stamp set and frequently use it for gents cards, and for today’s card, my goal was to keep it from seeming too personal.  This definitely called for CAS!

FMS244-Simple-Wetlands-BirtTo keep the base one layer I used an oval mask (Ovals Framelits), and then used masking tape to create my layers of sponged colors: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake.  The duck is stamped in black and then re-stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  For a final touch to give the water, sand and duck some glimmer, I added a light coat of Wink of Stella.

My card was inspired by our talented, super-efficient and lovely Jennifer Timko‘s sketch for this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m serious.  I was inspired the moment I saw it and I knew it was perfect for my masculine card.  So, thanks, Jennifer!

FMS244 Jen TI hope you are inspired, too, by Jennifer’s sketch, and that you’ll come play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’d love to see you there!

Happy stamping!


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  1. Kim S

    This is such an amazing scene! Love the lines of color- along with the sparkle – behind that fabulous goose image.

  2. Robin Feicht

    Such a serene card! Like the white flecks.

  3. Rita

    Cindy, this is amazing. The background is stunning and that hint of glitter just puts it over the top. So realistic and perfect!

  4. Amy O'Neill

    You are such an artist, Cindy! I love your background, and I love what you do with this set.

  5. Jen Mitchell

    You always make the most amazing masculine cards Cindy. Your scene is a perfect for your Mom’s acquaintance. You’ve captured a sunrise (or is it a sunset) scene and the Canada Goose finishes off the look perfectly!

  6. Bobbi Miller

    Gorgeous! I need to make this….we always need masculine cards. This one’s perfect!

  7. Cécile R

    Wow ! Your colored background is fabulous ! It’s the perfect match for your wetlands image !

  8. KarrenJ

    This is gorgeous, Cindy! I love, love your sponged scene!

  9. Jen Timko

    Pitch perfect! Wonderful choice on the set and I love the shades you chose (and the Stella!).

  10. Linda Callahan

    Wowza! Love that oval…..beautifully done and just perfect how you stamped the goose! Love this!

  11. JoAnn Burnham

    Very nice masculine card. I like the sparkle you added in the oval.

  12. Robin Feicht

    Such a handsome card! I especially like the wink of Stella for a touch of glimmer.

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