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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.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this card!

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  1. This is charming! Love the top hat!

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

    sweetie dt

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

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

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

  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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