Saturday, April 21, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card Made Easy

I was going through my RSS reader this week and came across a great color combination from Color Q Challenge.  If you're ever stumped for good colors that complement each other, this blog is your solution!  The colors suggested are pulled from a photograph and assigned SU! hues.  Since I have my Card Club this Monday--yes, I operate best under deadline pressure--and I wanted to provide a guy card, I immediately gathered scraps of More Mustard, Basic Grey, Cajun Craze (Dusty Durango is retired), and Basic Black.  


I played around with the argyle pattern, substituting black 3/4" squares, made using my 3/4" square punch, for the grey ones.  I decided that the black was just too harsh as part of the pattern and would work better as the accent.


I positioned the squares on the 3.25"x12" textured Whisper White base (scored at 6"), and decided to split open the argyle to insert the greeting.  The greeting is from the Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes.  This set really should carry over to the next catalog; sadly, that is something SU! never does.


The card comes together very quickly and you can decide if you want to add the faux stitching around each square.  I ended up doing it around the interior blocks as well, but I like it just as well without any at all.

7 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

What an eye catching pattern. I love the stitching. I think it pulls the card together. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Jenn, love the design you made with your squares and faux stitching! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

kasia c. said...

Love the colour blocking on this card!! And that faux stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ. :)

Yapha said...

What an amazing guy card!! Love the faux argyle & stitching! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Jen said...

This is so great! I love the pattern and the faux stitching is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Jenn!!! How are you? Love the design of this beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at colourQ this week!

Paper Potter said...

Jenn, this is gorgeous! I love the manly pattern, too. If your blog allowed Facebook sharing, I would have posted you directly! ~TFS, Celia