Masculine 50th Birthday card

I don’t make many masculine cards and those I do are upon requests with a theme like hiking, golfing, wine… so I just create a digital image with my Silhouette Portrait and make a 3D card. But today I wanted to make a “normal” card which could be generic for any masculine birthdays and that I could use as a “template” for other masculine card requests.

masculine 50 cu

So I went through good old Pinterest for some inspiration and it inspired me with this design! Its relatively easy to put together. I started by cutting strips from an adhesive backed gold craft sheet with my Tonic Studios paper trimmer and adhered it onto my white card base. I die cut the black panel with a Spellbinders die and heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment with Wow embossing sparkle powder.

masculine 50 main

I then cut the leaves using Waffle Flowers die from a piece of gelli printed sheet I had done earlier. For the number 50, I didn’t have large enough number dies so I used a stencil. I traced the numbers with Versamark clear embossing pen, heat embossed it with gold WoW embossing powder and then ran it through my Brother scan and cut to cut it! I then assembled everything on my black panel using foam adhesive to create some dimension, and the card was done!

masculine 50 side

I really had fun making this card as I used quite a few different techniques to do it and you know how I love techniques! In the end I’m not quite sure if this particular card is masculine enough but I guess one can always replace the leaves with tools, golf clubs, wine bottles… according to the person’s interest so I’ll keep the template anyway.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of my masculine card!


I’m sharing this over at:

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9 thoughts on “Masculine 50th Birthday card

    Manly card and with gold
    i never did hehe
    I love making manly card and always only choose black grey blue green
    and Auto oder Gold auto oder Wine oder Beer
    and yours wooow so creative Gwen
    love that gold stripes
    love the leaves too
    and it looks elegant too
    Sandie hat recht it can be auch fuer Manly and Frauen Card..
    sorrry for my Denglisch hehe
    you are always in my heart my sweet friend
    hugs hugs


  2. its great to see you Gwendolyn at Inkspirational. I really like this graphic card and think you could use it for both guys and gals! Also keep the basic design and swap around images as you suggest. I like how you have layered up the images and the leaves from that gelli sheet look amazing. Thanks for joining us at Ink

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