Last Week Designing for Melanie Muenchinger

Good evening!  I'm here tonight with my last post designing for Melanie Muenchinger.  I have had so much fun making cards using her "Candles on Your Cake" stamp set this past month!  It is such a versatile set with such great images for birthdays and celebrations of all sorts.

In light of this past Father's Day, I decided to make cards for this week with a masculine theme!  Here is the first card I made:

To start off, I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment with Versamark to create the background, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  To give it a bit of a "rougher" look, I then sprayed the front of the card with Walnut Ink by Tsukineko and rubbed it in a bit with a sponge dauber.  I then cut out my window and adhered the candle image that I had also heat embossed in clear (then cut out) to the base of the card.  I also adhered two strips of leather to the top and bottom of the base of the card.  After that, I wrapped a bit of burlap garland around the middle and attached my sentiment piece using a leather cord.  Do you think I pulled off "manly birthday card"? ;)

Thank you so much for looking!  If you want to see my second masculine themed card go check out Melanie's blog!  :)

Also, stay tuned as I have some super exciting news that I'm going to be sharing soon!!!  :)


Irena said…
Great card :)
Jennie said…
This is a perfect masculine card. Have to say I love the sentiment embossed for a nice background pattern on this. Great elements on this and looking forward to hearing your "super exciting news" :o)
Nicely done, Janice! Masculine cards are such a challenge, and you've captured it perfectly! I love the leather and burlap touches, excellent!
Betty Neville said…
Wonderful masculine B'day cards Janice! Love your embossing and the little details. You did a great job showcasing Melanie's set!
Bev Gerard said…
Splendid masculine look! Love that leathery appeal that you've added!


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