Happy Birthday Husband

It was James’ birthday on Good Friday, but what with the end of Sale-a-bration rearing its head I didn’t get around to posting the card until now.

James is always very supportive of my card making, but I think he gets a little nervous when it comes time for me to make a card for him. James is a manly sort of bloky sort of fellow, he doesn’t do flowers or pink or ribbon or anything remotely feminine at all (I am solely responsible for anything remotely ‘homely’ in our house, he would have a sofa and a fridge and a TV and call it home!) so cards aren’t really something he would spend time or effort in choosing, let along making for anyone!

Stampin' Up! UK Mans birthday card Guy Greetings

I love creating super simple cards for James. He has started to make cards for me (just because he knows I like a handmade card) and always goes to town on ink blending and punches, he actually bought his own card blanks because he was too scared to touch my card stock (rightly so!). So, when it comes to make a card for James I like to keep things simple, in the hope that one day he might calm down on the ink and punches!

Anyway, this card features the stamp set Guy Greetings and Going Places Designer Series Paper. I love the travel theme of this paper, its a full stack of 6 x 6 papers printed with maps and street plans, along with some great marble type prints – all of which are great for guys.

Stampin' Up! UK Guy Greetings Going Places Designer Series paper

‘Husband’ fits perfectly into the Washi Label punch, while I grabbed my Circle collection framelits and my big shot for the anchor. Both stamps are from Guy Greetings and are stamped in Lost Lagoon. I remember a few years ago watching Shimelle Lane on YouTube create these great Scrapbook layouts using masses of Patterned Paper and she ALWAYS inked the edges to get the to ‘go together’ and I thought I would use the same technique here, so once I had all my pieces I grabbed out my Sahara Sand ink and a sponge and inked all the papers – I love the effect

Even James said it loved it!

Success at last

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