Making masculine cards is so hard for me. Looking for inspiration, I turned to a few card making challenges that I enjoy playing along occasionally when I have time. I had been thinking the current Seize the Birthday challenge #250 with toppings “Halloween colors” when I came across the Paper Players PP615 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge with “metallic”, “masculine”, and “orange/yellow” in the same row. Hmmmmm…..I just knew I had seen some metallic orange paper somewhere in my stash…..hmmmm…. Oh YES! In the Metallic & Shimmer speciality paper pack by Stampin’ Up. When I first opened this paper pack, I had no idea how I would use the metallic orange sheets. But the card was starting to come together in my head! The sheet I used is Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. I had looked at this sheet for Halloween cards because it is the perfect pumpkin color combination, but I didn’t have any Halloween pumpkin stamps (need to fix that next Halloween season!). This festive paper certainly has a “birthday” feel to it! This card is for my husband, and I am so happy to have my his card done weeks before his birthday (versus on the eve of his birthday!). The stamp set Charming Sentiments and coordinating dies are a new favorite of mine (SU!). I love how the dies cut the words out and the candle dies are too cute! I used Mango Melody for the yellow flame. I used the Deckled Rectangles dies for the two smallest rectangles. I have been trying to make cards in multiples to build up my stash, so I made the Beyond Grateful card with the same items. I just used a small scrap of Cajun Craze behind the sentiment.
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Great use of the Halloween colours, bet this is super shimmery in real life! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x