Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Layered Birthday Card

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Hello crafters, Kirsten here with the first of my new samples for May, featuring cards with a male theme. Actually, now that I’ve mostly  finished making my samples I’ve noticed that the majority of them are quite abstract & gender free in appearance, with only a few featuring traditionally male images.
There are no step by step photos for today’s card, because it’s simple matting & layering, but I will have a few tutorials for you in the next few weeks.
The papers on this one are;
I used my finger to swipe a little Antique Bronze Sparkle Medium on to the base papers, distressing them by scrunching them up, scratching the edges with scissors & adding distress inks. I used the same SM through the Glitz Craft Hex Bubble stencil on the torn top layer. And there is actual hand sewing around the border of the top layers.
I tore the end off a kraft tag, distressed the edges, added a piece of the reverse side of the Always papers & added a die cut label with the birthday greeting from HobbyArt Butterfly Kisses
Musical Print & Nautical clear stamp sets, stamped with Black Versacolor & heat set with
I added some buttons & a Crafts Too metal brad as embellishments, stuck everything to a 7x7 kraft card blank & drew some faux stitching with a fine liner black pen.
Art of Life Collection Always    Music Note Kraft Paper   Vintage 1 Perfect Prints    Hex Bubble   Sparkle Medium Antique Bronze     Musical Print Clear Stamp SetNautical Clear Stamp Set         Crafts Too Vintage Selection - Brads 140 pcs    Versacolor Black   WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml   
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Thanks for looking, see you next time.


  1. I do like your card and the distressed look but I know that the men in my life won't get it!!! Thank you, Jan

  2. Love the colour scheme and the distressed edges, and as you say it would be perfect for males but would be good for ladies too.

  3. Not something I would normally do, but I can do this. Ideal male card. Thanks Kirsten.

  4. Hi, i do like the distressed look and faux stitching, great card, xx

  5. The texture, the colours, everything on this is gorgeous! Such fabulous textures, thank you for sharing this with us! Karen x

  6. A lovely vintage style male card. Think this technique works great for male cards.

  7. l love the distressed layers but looks too messy for me.!!


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