Masculine Birthday Card

By | May 30, 2019
Featuring Fun Stamper’s Journey Tools Rule stamps & dies!

Welcome! With Father’s Day and quite a few guy birthdays just around the corner, I’ve been focusing on masculine cards! In this tutorial, you’ll learn to create a custom “pegboard” and “faux sawdust” (on the bottom of the card).

SUPPLIES (mostly FSJ):

  • Tools Rule stamp set SS-0326
  • Tools Rule dies DI-0198
  • Tiny Dot Emboss Folder EF-0037
  • Black Licorice Ink Pad
  • Cranberry Bliss Ink Pad
  • ColorSplash Watercolor Pencils
  • Blending Brush
  • Candy Apple A2 card base
  • Oatmeal Cookie CS: 4″ x 2 5/8″
  • Black Licorice CS: 4 1/4″ x 2 7/8″
  • Whip Cream CS
  • Platinum or Platinum6 die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Foam Squares
  • Fine grit sandpaper cut to 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ – tear top edge as in photo
  • Craft knife & self-healing cutting mat

Stamp tool images with Black Licorice Ink on Whip Cream CS and die cut. Color these with shades of red, yellow, brown and tan ColorSplash Pencils, then blend with blending brush; set aside.

Emboss Oatmeal Cookie CS with Tiny Dot EF, then lightly drag Black Licorice Inkpad over this until dots are black. Use a very light touch! Attach this to black CS, then attach to card base about 1 1/8″ from top of card base. With Cranberry Bliss ink, stamp “Sawdust is man-glitter” sentiment in upper right corner of “pegboard.”

With Black Licorice Ink, stamp a “Happy Birthday” sentiment centered above the pegboard. NOTE: The HB sentiment in photo is not a part of the Tools Rule set! Now attach the torn sandpaper to the bottom of the card to create the “faux sawdust” on the floor!

With craft knife and mat, cut the center white space of toolbox out. Then add a small slit into the toolbox to slip the corner of the tape measure into (see photo). Also create a small slit in the pocket furthest left on the tool belt, so you can insert part of the screw driver into this pocket. Attach the toolbox, saw & hammer with tape or glue. Use foam squares to pop up the tool belt. Add your favorite sentiment or verse to the inside and your card is complete!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I’d love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment for me! And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask me! Happy Stamping & Smiles, Laura

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