I'm here to share a masculine birthday card I made for my brother-in-law. His birthday isn't for another couple of weeks, but I wanted to get it ready so I don't have to rush myself later on.
I adore this little otter from the Lawn Fawn Year Five set and think he's the perfect critter to use for masculine cards. I also love the punny sentiment included in this set! My brother-n-law would totally get a kick out of it! Lawn Fawn really did a fantastic job designing this tiny set!
I started my card by stamping the otter and present onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Since I haven't got the coordinating die, I fussy cut the images out. Then I colored in the images using Copic Markers. Those pieces were put in a little bowl on my desk because I tend to lose them. Haha! Here's a funny story: When I was die-cutting the circles, somehow, I lost the little present that the otter is holding. I cannot find it for the life of me! Lol! I think I spent 5 minutes or maybe even 10 minutes looking for the little present image. I got all frustrated! Then, my husband walked past my craft room and he circled back and asked me what I was doing under the table. I told him I lost the little present box. He looked down and pointed to my right sleeve and said, "you mean that?" I looked at my sleeve and there it was. The present box! It somehow attached itself to my sweater sleeve near my wrist. Haha!
The circles was die-cut in SSS Sea Glass and SSS Island Blue cardstocks. I created the waves using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border die. I also die-cut some tiny clouds from the Avery Elle Finished Frames dies set for the scene. Everything was assembled to the main circle panel and then the circle panel was adhered to the card base. I finished the card by stamping my sentiment in black ink and tying a red twine to the side.
I actually sketched out this design in my head on Saturday night while I waited in the car for my husband to get our videos from Family Video. I'm quite happy and love how it came out! Even though the design is very simple, I still very much love it!
That is all for me today! Thanks for stopping by and hope you all had a great start for the week!