This card came together quickly. And while masculine card ideas are not in huge supply, I found that by flipping through my Cricut cartridge books, several designs would've worked.
This time, the gift bag was my colour inspiration. Black, silver, gray on their own are a bit drab. Fortunately, I had some high quality card stock from a huge supply I purchased at Costco. These papers are smooth and just the perfect weight for cards.
"Smile" is cut at 2-1/2 once from white, twice from black. The camera is cut once at 2 and once at 2, shadowed.
I first glued down the shadow pieces for both "Smile" and camera. I embossed the white "Smile" in argyle. Manly, right? Then I glued the white Smile to the remaining shadow piece. I stuck several pop dots to the back and adhered it to the card over it's shadow.
I also applied pop dots to the back of the camera and stuck it over it's shadow on the card.
Celebrate everything. Happy Birthday. A balloon in the middle. Simple phrasing that's just enough!
The white frame was cut from Storybook.
Going Places - Camera and "Smile" sentiment
Celebrations - "It's Your Day" sentiment
Storybook - inside white frame