Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey back to share a masculine birthday card with you. My husband's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to create a masculine card for him without going too dark and grungy.

Tips and Techniques
I used Donna's Spellbinders Pockets and Swirls dies to created this fun pocket. First, I die cut and embossed the two smaller pockets. I distressed the pocket edges just a little with the Zutter Distrezz-it-All, then lightly inked with Clearsnap Denim Mix'd Media Inx. The small pocket die pierces stitching holes, and I hand stitched through those holes. I also used one of Donna's Creative Page Tabs dies for the tag and hand wrote my Love You sentiment there. 

I've layered several of Donna's papers and distressed the edges with her Distrezz-it-All - my absolute favorite distressing tool. I also die cut a flourish from the Pockets and Swirls die set and inked with Denim MMI. The Happy Birthday sentiment was printed onto the flag piece before distressing. The metal pieces are trinkets from Michaels. I softened them by dabbing on some gesso. 

I've layered more of the die cut flourishes across the top of the page, tucking them into my layers.

One last shot of my card. I assembled all the background layers and misted lightly with Donna's Clearsnap Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz before adding the pocket and other elements. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to grab some of your
Donna Salazar products and create!! 

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ 6 x 6" pads - Fun and Funky, Natural Beauty
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty - Wall Vines B
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Denim
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze
Spellbinders ~ Pockets and Swirls
Spellbinders ~ Creative Page Tabs
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Clock Faces, Clock Keys (Michaels)
DMC Embroidery Floss - 3747
Pigma ~ Micron 005 Marker - black
Liquitex Gesso
Buy More Font - from the internet
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer


  1. THAT is AWESOME... just gave me inspiration for a card I need to make for tomorrow, Thanks !