June 15, 2010

Smile! It's Your Day!

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.

The card base is silver pearlized. The front background is a print of stars in grays, white and burgundy. The touch of burgundy is what brought life to the scheme.

The camera and "Smile" are from Going Places. I added a very shiny silver metallic piece behind the camera and a small piece for the flash of the camera.

"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.

"It's Your Day" is from Celebrations cartridge, cut at 2-1/2 and shadowed. For the verse inside, I wanted to keep it very simple. (Most men don't like reading long, wordy cards.) These words are small stamps that can be configured in many ways.

Celebrate everything. Happy Birthday. A balloon in the middle. Simple phrasing that's just enough!

The white frame was cut from Storybook.

Cartridges Used:
Going Places - Camera and "Smile" sentiment
Celebrations - "It's Your Day" sentiment
Storybook - inside white frame

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grace! So good to see you!!! Your guy card is fabulous! I love your inspiration bag! You are so good with your Cricut! I got one for Christmas and still have not taken the time to really figure it out for much! Just not enough hours in the day you know... but look at all the fun things you did with yours!!! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope all is well with you! Blessings!


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