Masculine 35th birthday card is created with my brother-in-law in mind as he will be celebrating his 35th birthday in April. So my birthday card idea is to create a slightly masculine, slightly sporty card for him.
I’ve chosen a more neutral color palette that might appeal more to a man, and threw in a small dose of sportiness by using stripey-strips and big numbers.
35th seems like a good age to shine spotlight on, so I made it the focus of attention by adding dimension to the numbers with foam pad adhesives.
You might like to try this homemade card idea on your next card making project and see how your birthday guy likes it!
Card Making Supplies
- Cardstocks – Bazzill Basics
- Circle patterned paper – Adornit Carolee’s Creations “Fear Factor Bulleye”
- Black stripey patterned paper – Love, Elsie “Roxie Math Class”
- Black ink – Versa Color
- Black marker – Zig Memory System “Dotta-Riffic”
- White pen – UniBall Signo Broad
Card Making Steps
- Create a cardblank with gray cardstock.
- Cut out a block of circle patterned paper and adhere it down the middle of the cardblank. Use a blank marker to draw two black lines down the sides of this block. Cut out two strips of black stripey patterned paper and adhere them to both the right and left hand sides of the cardblank.
- Cut out a small block of chocolate cardstock and handwrite greetings with a white pen. Adhere it to the cardstock as shown.
- Cut out a big circle out of blue cardstock and ink the edges with black ink. Use a black marker to draw faux stitches around the circle. Draw the number “35” free hand on beige cardstock. Cut out the numbers and adhere them to the center of the circle. Outline the numbers with black marker and then draw faux stitches within the numbers. Attach the completed circle to the cardblank as shown using foam pad adhesives.
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