Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Oh boy, what a card!

Today I am doing something very special, exciting, and totally new for me.  Demonstrators from all over the world, me included, are taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight for May.  The theme this time is MASCULINE.

The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite projects.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please VOTE for my project.

I decided that my project was to be a masculine birthday card.  Masculine cards have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to make and generally cause lots of problems.  I wanted my solution to be simple yet bold, and I think that the hexagon embossed foil adds the perfect graphic element.

I have used the brand new Happy Birthday thinlit, which will be available from 1st June, as the focal point for my card.  It is big and bold and gets the message across wonderfully!  I'm sure that this versatile die will be used for many birthday cards in the future... and not just for men's cards!

The fine-tip glue pen is perfect for adhering small intricate dies, but did you know that it can be used as a glaze too?  Can you see how shiny the Happy Birthday is?  Apply a thin layer of glue to the die cut sentiment, allow to dry, and then you have a shiny glazed finish.  Voila!
The Timeless Textures stamps are fabulous for adding just a little bit of depth to plain card.  The die cut circles lift the big sentiment away from the embossed foil.  Finally, I added a couple of star clusters.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Make sure you head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.  

Happy crafting

If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com
Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:


  1. Great card Karen....love the texture

  2. I do like that hexagon embossed foil on your project Karen and how you added shine to the sentiment with fine tip glue pen. Great masculine design! Jay

    1. Thank you Jay.
      I know I'm going to use that happy birthday die lots!