I am trying to use up this yummy Birthday Bash DSP by Stampin' UP! I love the colors, the patterns, and that little fleck of gold. So pretty and great for masculine cards. I used the new SAB birthday chalkboard set for the circle cake card and Building Blocks by PTI for the phrases on the strips. Love the gold embossing. The green card used the Happy word die from PTI Tipped Top dies, Birthday was stamped from PTI Wet Paint 1 set. The button with gold string sets the vellum banner off great. Just wish I had better vellum adhesive. Both of these cards were based on MFT stamps sketches.
This is the card I CASED from Brian King but with my own twist because I don't have any of the stamps he used. I found the perfect substitutes though and am totally pleased with how this turned out. They are 5x5 cards, which means I need to use my envelope punch board to make some custom envelopes. Love the girl and boy version.
So what do you think? Did I achieve a good masculine birthday card? I am really trying to use what I already have, rummage through all my various stamp sets to put them to good use, and am trying to use card sketches and my DSP hoarded stash to make cards these days. I still do a fair share of CASEing for a quicker card, but am finding my way around sketches. I tend to be pretty literal in my interpretation and am learning that I don't have to be. It is hard though. Totally stretching my creativity.