I haven't had much chance to play with my Paper Pumpkin kits lately, so they're starting to pile up. But when I needed a masculine birthday card a few weeks ago, I knew the kit from August, Bold Botanicals, would be a great place to start. I wanted to change the design a little, and this is what I came up with:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Kit: August 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Bold Botanicals
Stamps: Inside and Out Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tip Top Taupe card stock
First of all, I didn't stamp the corner image on the background piece. The image itself seemed a little too feminine for what I had in mind, and I wanted to place the focal circle off-center rather than directly in the middle of the panel.
I also wanted to emphasize the Tip Top Taupe, rather than the Mint Macaron, in the background layer. Moving up the focal image helped with that since the only "swoosh" of Tip Top Taupe was in the middle of the panel. I also used my own Tip Top Taupe card base instead of the Mint Macaron one in the kit. I went with a square base; it's 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" so the ribbon and card stock strip can extend past the edges of the card and still fit in A2 envelope.
The last change was to swap out the sentiment for a birthday greeting. What do you think?
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