Nautical Guy Greetings Birthday Card

Guy cards are always a bit of a challenge… and they are even worse when you make a card and get told ‘its not manly enough’. I shared the card I originally made on Saturday… but this is the card that was eventually given to one of my Brother’s in law for his birthday last week!

Nautical Male Birthday card using Guy Greetings from Stampin' Up!

This is a bit of a CASE (copy and selectively edit) of THIS card by Teri Pocock. After I was left without a card, I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and came across Teri’s card. I love the circle element with the anchor… and the wood! So, Teri used the Hardwood background stamp… but somehow that hasn’t found it’s way into my crafty stash, so I went hunting for a wood alternative and remembered about the lovely Wood Textured Designer Series Paper.

This paper stack is one of the 6 x 6″ ones, and you get loads of different wood effects in the pack. I am going to NEED another stack soon I just know it! So pretty!

Guy Greetings Birthday Card using Wood Textures from Stampin' Up!

The anchor is stamped in Dapper Denim on Watercolour paper, and I then took an almost dry Aquapainter and pulled out some of the colour to give this watercoloured effect. I love doing this with Stampin’ Up! inks… because they are water based they react well with water and allow you to stamp and colour without having to get ink everywhere!

The watercolour paper is cut out with a Stitched Circle, and matted onto a coordinating Dapper Denim circle cut with the Layering Circles dies.

Guy Greetings Nautical Birthday card using Stampin' Up! productsSeeing as it was a special occasion I stamped the anchor on the inside… and on the envelope too!

What’s your go to for making Manly guys cards?

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