This is a simple masculine birthday card idea I’ve used in creating a handmade greeting for a guy friend.
Instead of the usual masculine muted colors, I decided to have splashes of bold colors here because my friend doesn’t mind wearing more brightly colored tops. So I figured out a more colorful card will suit him too. As I wanted to make it happy-looking, I’ve chosen bright, bold colors of green, orange and red, creating a more vibrant and striking card.
The card came together quickly for me because I was following one of Becky Higgin’s scrapbook sketches. I think I saw it from a magazine. I can’t remember exactly… and so I’m not able to point you the direction for looking at the sketch. If anyone can remember, please let me know so I can let others know too!
That’s the good thing with using a card sketch, I know how to arrange the elements of the card, so it’s a matter of finding the right paper and embellishments. Time-saving too. Try it sometime if you haven’t. :-)
Card Making Supplies
- Green and orange cardstock -Bazzill Basics Paper
- Striped patterned paper – SEI Simple Sets
- Brown patterned paper – Brenda Pinnick by Paper Confections
- Orange ribbon – Celebrate
- Black pens – Pilot Drawing Pen; Writer – Zig Memory System
- Tag labeler and red label from stash
Card Making Steps
- Create a cardblank with green cardstock.
- Cut out 4 blocks (3 same size rectangles and 1 long rectangle) from the patterned paper and adhere to the card as shown. Use a black pen to draw borders for each block.
- Cut out an orange square block from the orange cardstock. Use black pen to handwrite greetings and draw “stitches” around the block. Adhere it to the top center of the card at an angle.
- Use the tag-labeler to tag out sentiments on the red label. Attach labels to the bottom of the card.
- Cut out a strip of orange ribbon with white stitches and attach it to the left-hand side of the card.
For more male birthday card ideas, you might like to look at these handmade cards: