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Nov 30, 2020

Handmade Greeting Card: Balmy Breezes on Distress Inked Background

Happy Monday! I recently needed a couple of masculine birthday cards and I am sharing one of them today. I used an oldie stampin up set for this card along with some distress inks for a beach inspired masculine card. Maybe it would be more appropriate for a Summer birthday, but I think we could all use a beach vacation at any time of the year, especially this year!!

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The background was done using antique linen, tumbled glass and cracked pistachio ink with a small amount of blueprint sketch. Then I stencilled a harlequin (barely visible) and dots onto the background using Tim Holtz's Harlequin stencil and TCW Circle Explosion stencil. Image stamps are all from the retired set Balmy Breezes. While no longer available from SU, it always seems to be listed on eBay. 

By the way, if you're shopping this Cyber Monday, scrapbook. com has everything Tim Holtz listed at up to 50% off and for a limited time you get this free stickles glitter gel with your order.

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The sentiment is from my only German sentiment set I picked up while on vacation a couple of years ago. Unfortunately it's not the best quality and I had a hard time lining up the words without it constantly falling off the clear block...

I added some natural jute twine from May Arts and a couple of staples for some more interest. I think staples make a great embellishment for masculine cards. 

I'm linking up with these blogs:
Inspire me Monday - linkup // Mix It Up Challenge - Make your Own Background // Sparkles Forum Challenges - Stencils // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes // Just Add Ink - Just Add "S" (Seashells, Stencils), Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes // 

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  1. Perfect card for a map or lady come to that. Evokes lovely holiday memories, one day again maybe.

    B x

  2. A really super background great images and colours.

    Kath x

  3. I think we can always use a little beach time! What a perfect card for either gender that could be used for a few different occasions too.

  4. Wonderful card Ellie - the subtle stenciling on the background adds so much to the over all look of this fabulous beach card.
    Stay safe

  5. What a gorgeous card, masculine cards are often difficult and I think this is perfect, not only for men but for everyone. And for any occasion.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  6. Cute card!
    Have a great day!

  7. I absolutely love the design!

    Curated By Jennifer

  8. This is just BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Beautiful! I love the colors and distressed look of it!

  10. Beautiful card and colors, I love the gorgeous inky background! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  11. So lovely Ellibelle. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT member


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