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Feb 13, 2021

A Masculine Birthday Card with Safari Animals

As hard as I find it to make masculine birthday cards I do enjoy the challenge and today I am sharing another masculine birthday card. "Masculine" is our challenge theme this week at Allsorts chosen by Wendy and I do hope you'll join in for a chance to win a fabulous nautical themed stamp set which will be perfect for masculine cards. 

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I think this Safari animal stamp set from Penny Black is perfect for creating masculine birthday cards, this one was made for an adult male, but I think it would be just as perfect for a boy. 

The set is from an older release but available on Amazon.

Pretty simple to make:

  1. I used a torn piece of printer paper as a mask to ink up the "sand dunes" using Antique Linen ink.
  2. Next I used my stamp platform (options) to stamp the safari animals with Versafine Onyx ink
  3. Then I used the banner stamp from the same set with the stamp platform inked with Mustard Seed Distress ink and a little bit of Fired Brick Distress ink on the edges to stamp the banners. 
  4. Sentiment from the same set was stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. "Let's Go Wild" also from this set was stamped on a separate piece of card stock and cut out using a circle die (options) then attached with a couple of staples.
  5. I tied a piece of orange grosgrain ribbon - mine is old from Stampin Up, to one of the staples.
  6. Tiny birthday sentiments from the Penny Black set Snippets were stamped onto the background using Antique Linen ink.
  7. Along the top edge I inked with Antique Linen ink and a tiny bit of fired brick ink.
  8. Finally I added a strip of striped black & white paper before adhering to a piece of patterned paper from my stash and then to a white heavy weight card base.

Products Used:
Stamps: Lets Go Wild, Snippets (both by Penny Black)
Tools: Stamp Platform (options), Circle Die Set (options), Stapler (options)
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon (options)
Papers: Patterned papers from stash, Neenah 80lb for Image Panel, Recollections Heavy Weight for Card Base

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  1. A stunning masculine make Ellie - love the animal silhouette stamps, and the wacky wee saying :)
    Stay safe

  2. Fabulous card, perfect animals and lovely design;-))m

  3. A super card for the theme Ellie and a PB stamp set I used a lot, the oranges bring in the Serengeti feel.

    B x

  4. This is such a great design! I like the colourful orange, it really pops, and this is such a nice card! :)

    Hope you are having a nice weekend :) We had fun with the family celebrating Lunar New Year today :)

    Away From Blue

  5. So pretty, love the banners on top, they make the card very festive!

  6. A really super card, super colours, fabulous images and a lovely subtle background.

    Kath x

  7. I love that! What a great card. Pinned.

  8. A perfect man card, thank you Ellie, xxx

  9. Just love the contemporary background you gave these stamps. I have some like these and never thought to go for a CAS approach.

  10. I love the modern look you have given these safari stamps, great design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. I love this! I have a circus set from MFT that is very similar. I will have to case this card.

  12. This is such a cute card!

    Curated By Jennifer

  13. Just love this and all your perfect details - the striped 'road', the pop of orange and the background sentiments.

  14. Oh my goodness, I love it!!


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