Masculine Birthday Card

CTMH: Buzz & Bumble {inspired by Laurie Willison}

This weekend I was in need of a masculine birthday card….not the easiest thing to come up with. After looking through my NUMEROUS stamp sets and MOUNTAINS of paper, I found myself at a standstill. Pinterest to the rescue. I stumbled upon this card by Laurie Willison, and it fit all my criteria.

CTMH: Buzz & Bumble {inspired by Laurie Willison}

Products Used {all CTMH unless otherwise stated}:
Paper: Card Base-Archiver’s {non-CTMH}; Colonial White Cardstock; Buzz & Bumble Paper Packet {retired}
Stamps: Star Struck {retired}; 4 my Friend {retired}
Ink: Colonial White {Pigment} Exclusive Ink™; Cocoa Exclusive Ink™; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink {non-CTMH}
Other: Corner Rounder; Durables Triangle Studs
 

-Kelly

Three Today!

I have three cards to share with you today!

Card #1

CTMH: Swirls Around & Pirouette {inspired by Bonnie Klass}

Starting with a Kraft Cardstock base, I added a layer of CTMH Colonial White Cardstock with the help of a corner rounder on the top left hand edge of both pieces of cardstock. Using the CTMH Pirouette Stamp Set in CTMH Champagne Exclusive Ink™, and then the CTMH Swirls Around Stamp Set in Desert Sand Exclusive Ink™. The sentiment is from the CTMH Sincere Expressions Stamp Set also in Cashmere Exclusive Ink™. I added a few Brown & Tan Sparkles to give the finishing touch. {Card inspired by this card from Bonnie Klass.}

Card #2

CTMH: Cityscape {inspired by Leigh Penner}

Starting with a traditional white card base, I added a layer of CTMH Laughing Lola B&T, followed by a layer of white cardstock. The cute little buildings are from the CTMH Cityscape Stamp Set in Honey Exclusive Ink™, Juniper Exclusive Ink™, and Sorbet Exclusive Ink™. Did you spy the little sun in the top right hand corner? It is from the same stamp set in Honey Exclusive Ink™.  I used the same ink color and a  round sponge to imitate the feel of sunshine. The sentiment is from the CTMH Belated Birthday Stamp Set and is stamped on a piece of Honey Cardstock using Black Stazon™ Ink. {Card is inspired by this card from Leigh Penner.}

Card #3

CTMH: Happy Place

Using Kraft Cardstock and a B&T Duo™ from the CTMH Jubilee Paper Packet. To add a little dimension to the card I used the Chevron Dry Embossing Folder. This adorable doll comes from the CTMH March Stamp of the Month; Happy Place. Using Jubilee B&T Duos and Black Stazon™ Ink I paper pieced this doll together. To add a little more color to the doll I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blending Pen. The sentiment, from the CTMH Hello Blooms Stamp Set, is stamped on Colonial White Cardstock using Black Stazon™ Ink. {Card inspired by sketch #5}

CTMH: Happy Place

-Kelly