January 10, 2016

A Special Masculine Birthday

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Masculine birthday cards, I think, are the hardest to make. To find the right images and colours can be tricky. In the case of today's card it is for my son's 21st birthday which is this coming Tuesday. I knew that the images from MFT's Get Toasty would be perfect for Ben. We did a lot of camping when he was a child so lots of toasted marshmallows.

My inspiration came from THIS card created by Karin Åkesdotter. I started off by stamping the Concord & 9th Tree Rings background stamp on a kraft card base. I die cut my sticks and marshmallow, then sponged the edges of the marshmallows to for that perfectly browned edge. I added my sentiment to the front and another happy birthday on the inside.


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21 comments :

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful young man. This is absolutely perfect Tracey!

Mary Walker said...

I like that you are describing how you make your cards and which products you use. Plus, I like all your cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect masculine card, Tracey!

Karen B. said...

Spot on masculine and so much fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HA!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! This ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Perfect masculine card, love those toasty marshmallows!!

Kay Miller said...

Oh that's so cute Tracey! I bet he will love it! The wood stamp is so perfect for the background!

Anita in France said...

Yum ... these perfectly toasted marshmallows look just delicious, Tracey ... they're fabulous paired with the tree rings background! Happy Birthday to Ben on his 21st! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa said...

I saw many toasted marshmallow on our family camping trips too! So many wonderful memories with my cousins. Ben will love this Tracey, hope his birthday is a happy one!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aaah, this is so fun and unique, Tracey! Your son will love it!! That's a big milestone birthday and I wish him a Happy Birthday and a great year!! Hugs, Darnell

Joyce said...

This card is perfect in every way. Makes me want a s'more right now.

Susan said...

Love this image...so cute! You're inspiration is so fun to work on...I think I'll make another tag!!

Bobby said...

I love s'mores and these die cut images are so fun, Tracey. I'm sure it will bring back great memories to Ben.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...I LOVE your card. Those marshmallows look good enough to eat!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun card for your son Tracey! love that tree ring stamp - it's perfect behind the toasted marshmallows!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun card.. i love that tree stamp

Happy Dance said...

Oh I'm sure your son will love this card, and the memories that it brings. Love the tree rings and those marshmallows are perfectly colored. Such a sweet card. Have a great week. Bev

Deepti said...

Stunning ! Love the simplicity :)

Lindsey said...

Such an awesome masculine card! So glad you were able to celebrate with Ben and especially happy you made it home safely in such wintery conditions.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

awesome guy card! I love that wood grain stamp!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great guy card! Love those dies, and your tree ring is the perfect foundation for them! Perfect sentiment, too! Happy birthday, Ben!