Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birthday Stars


April through June is a very busy birthday time for my family.  So, I try to keep in mind that it is just as easy to make two cards from one sheet of card stock as it is to make just one.  I already have the supplies out, and as you can see, the two cards can still be very different from one another.  I don’t do too many duplicate cards.  That just gets too boring for me.  I like getting creative! 



This first card was made with my brother-in-law in mind.  Yes, I had to think masculine.  I know that many of us have a difficult time with masculine cards and the stars really seem to work well for the men.  This next one I made for my hair stylist.  He is super!  And makes me feel like a ‘star’ each and every time I go in!




I had just purchased these tiny little sticky-backed rhinestones at the local craft store and I really wanted to use them.  Keeping in mind that to much bling is not so masculine.  I only used four very tiny rhinestones on each of the cards.  It was just enough to highlight100_0406 the star clusters.  The clusters are found in the Extreme Elements set and stamped in Whisper White Craft.  The card base is the retired Buckaroo Blue (the name is just so masculine).  The Kraft stars are die cut using the Stars #2 Die and the Big Shot.   Of course, the Black Gingham Ribbon gives the large star a shooting effect.  It also helps to tie in the sentiment that was stamped in Basic Black Craft and Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  Using the Cutter Kit, I cut the Whisper White with a graceful flow (to give the cards that “Milky Way” effect).  The sentiments are from Well Scripted and Teeny Tiny Wishes respectively.

Thanks for stopping in today.  My B-I-L loved the card and I’m sure my hair dresser will love his too!  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a masculine card or two.



All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased HERE unless otherwise noted as retired or purchased elsewhere. 

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