Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card for Donna Salazar Designs

I'm back to share another birthday card with you today, but this time I've taken a masculine approach. My husband's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to create a guy card for him without going too dark and grungy. What do you think? 

Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques
I used Donna's Spellbinders Pockets and Swirls dies to created this fun pocket. First, I die cut and embossed the two smaller pockets. I distressed the pocket edges just a little with the Zutter Distrezz-it-All, then lightly inked with Clearsnap Denim Mix'd Media Inx. The small pocket die pierces stitching holes, and I hand stitched through those holes. I also used one of Donna's Creative Page Tabs dies for the tag and hand wrote my Love You sentiment there. 

I've layered several of Donna's papers and distressed the edges with her Distrezz-it-All - my absolute favorite distressing tool. I also die cut a flourish from the Pockets and Swirls die set and inked with Denim MMI. The Happy Birthday sentiment was printed onto the flag piece before distressing. The metal pieces are trinkets from Michaels. I softened them by dabbing on some gesso. 

I've layered more of the die cut flourishes across the top of the page, tucking them into my layers.

One last shot of my card. I assembled all the background layers and misted lightly with Donna's Clearsnap Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz before adding the pocket and other elements. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to grab some of your Donna Salazar products and create!!

Don't forget about Donna's January sketch/color challenge.
You have until the end of the month to create and link up you're project.
Challenge details can be found here

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ 6 x 6" pads - Fun and Funky, Natural Beauty
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty - Wall Vines B
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Denim
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze
Spellbinders ~ Pockets and Swirls
Spellbinders ~ Creative Page Tabs
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Clock Faces, Clock Keys (Michaels)
DMC Embroidery Floss - 3747
Pigma ~ Micron 005 Marker - black
Liquitex Gesso
Buy More Font - from the internet
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments. 

~ Blessings ~


  1. HI fabulous card, have a great day.x

  2. Tracey...this is a fabulous masculine card. So much detail.

  3. Gorgeous!! LOVING that denim pocket!!!!!!

  4. great guy card and LOVE the fun pocket!!!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Tracey, love that pocket!! and the flourishes are fabulous too..

  6. Tracey your card is fabulous!! I love the pocket and stitching, distressing and those very cool flourishes. Of course your hubby is sure to be delighted with you wonderful creation for him :)

  7. That is one HIP card [had to be said!!!] it! And the colours are perfect for the Modern Man, too:):)

  8. Love this card. I find it quite difficult to make a masculine card ... cant get away from ribbons and bows and flowers! You've done it very well!

  9. Wonderful masculine card! Love how you punched all those little holes! :-)

  10. Such a gorgeous birthday card, Tracey. Love all the fabulous details. :)


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