Friday, October 9, 2020

Simple Stencil Birthday Cards

Hello everyone, welcome back.

I look back on the September month and realise how many things I had going on - birthdays, engagement parties and weddings, anniversaries and other events - I really need some quiet weekends to catch up on me time!

Today I'll be sharing two simple male-based birthday card ideas which you can easily use to create some cards for the guys in your life!

I've never been really great at creating male-based cards. I so easily reach for the floral stamps that I have in abundance that I quickly run out of my pre-made cards. When I reached into the card stash and pulled out my last decent card, I knew I needed to find an idea to use and make some more quickly!

This idea is super simple and is based on a card created by Terri Koszler (@altenew_planner_girl) and I really liked how easy it will be to change and adapt to different occasions.

For this card you'll need any basic stencil, one with geometric shapes seems to work well.
I've used the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangle stencil for this card. One on of the cards I blended straight onto the cardstock, and on another I've blended onto a seperate piece of cardstock and layered that later.

For blending onto the card base, I ripped some scrap paper sections to have a rough edge, and then placed that onto the card base with purple tape. I then blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean inks from Ranger Ink onto the cardbase.

I did the same on a separate piece of cardstock and then ripped the edges of the blended section to the that nice rough finish for my second card. I then placed this straight onto my cardbase with thin adhesive tape.

One card has a simple 'Happy Birthday' sentiment embossed onto an Oval Stitched label die, both from Technique Tuesday. I added string through the stiched sections and then adhered to the cardfront with foam tape.

For the second card I used the same stamp for the 'happy', and die cut the 'birthday' from the Let's Party die set and layered that three times, and adhered that to the stencil area with liquid glue from Tombow.

To finish off these cards I added some Tonic Studios Nuvo drops in blue shades to compliment the colour palette. 

That's it for today! If these cards inspired you, let me know what you create! I'll definitely be making more of these to add to my stash!

Until next time,
Shana xx

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