Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Masculine Birthday card for Retro Rubber

 Time for a new challenge at Retro Rubber and we have a fun tic tac toe for your stamping pleasure!

I had a need for a masculine birthday card so I went with the diagonal that includes Green and Twine/Cord.

I pulled out a few scraps from my stash and added a few fun details!

  • Darice Crackle embossing folder was used to create the green background.  After pressure embossing I sanded the surface to bring out the texture.
  • Recollections Kraft cardstock is used for the base and the layers of the card.  Lawn Fawn Small Cross-stitched Rectangle die from 2016 was used on the sentiment base layer.
  • Provo Craft Slab II from around 2002 patterned papers are used between the layers and as the top layer.
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. from 6/2019 is used to stamp the sentiment in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.  Rich Cocoa is also used to edge the patterned papers.
  • Two layers are adhered together I tied craft cord around the layers before adhering with dimensional foam adhesive to the next layers.

This was a really fun card to put together.  My father-in-law enjoyed receiving it as well!  Please do come and join us at Retro Rubber!  These are our challenge guidelines:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Neva, I absolutely love the awesome texture on your card, you made me remember I have a pad of this type of paper that reveals the core after you sand it, it's a beautiful effect.
    The sentiment is simple and to the point, just like men like it.
    Great card, teammate.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  2. I do like that crackle background - so useful in many situation but works so well here in a masculine situation too.


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