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Friday, June 26, 2015

Masculine Happy Birthday

I saw the cutest inspiration photo for the Cupcakes Inspiration challenge this week and had to play along!  And, it was for a masculine card theme which is always a challenge for me!

Jen Carter Happy Birthday Mustache 2

The inspiration photo had lots of blue & red polka dots & stripes and so I tried to incorporate those elements in various ways in my background.  I used the Spot on Stamps by Lil' Inker Designs to create the polka dots, stamping them on a mat die cut with Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles dies.  I used the "Happy Birthday to You" circle, also from the Spot On stamp set as my sentiment for this card.  I liked how it was small and didn't interfere with the flow of the card.

Jen Carter Happy Birthday Mustache Closeup 2

The adorable hat & mustache dies are from Frantic Stamper's Fancy Sirs Hats & Mustaches die set.  There are several different styles of hats & mustaches in this series so it was hard to choose which one to go with.  I thought that these two fit the inspiration photo the closest.  I also included one of the frames from the Elementals #7: Coved Labels that I die cut with vellum.  It softened down the background just enough to really make the black hat & mustache pop.


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6 comments:

  1. This is charming! Love the top hat!

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  2. perfect for our challenge this is amazing...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  3. This is so, so wonderful! I love how you used the colors, patterns, and mustaches of the Cupcake Inspirations photo!
    Hugs,
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  4. OMG!!! This is so adorable! Love the hat and circles and everything!!! So stylish! Thank you for playing alone with Cupcake Inspirations!

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  6. This doesn't look like it was a challenge for you! It is amazing!!! So glad you played along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! xx

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