Gentlemen’s Geometric Birthday

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Hero Arts Sunburst Bold Print Background stamp Masculine Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

As a woman who has two sons, a husband and works in a male dominated industry I need more masculine cards than most. It is always a challenge to come up with new cards that are creative and masculine oriented. So when I saw the new Hero Arts Sunburst Bold Prints Background Stamp I knew I had to have it. I saw so many possibilities including unique masculine cards.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Hero Arts Sunburst Bold Print Background stamp Masculine card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card is super simple yet has a bold impression. The base is Basic Grey card stock. The sunburst background was stamped in Basic Grey ink onto Smokey Slate card stock. This was mounted directly to the card base. The sentiment from SU Perennial Birthday stamp set was heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Navy embossing powder onto Smokey Slate card stock. (NOTE: I did use my antistatic powder before stamping the sentiment yet you can still see stray pieces of embossing powder around the letters. I decided to go with the look for this masculine card as it went with the sunburst design. Sometimes you need to let go of perfection and just go with it.) A retired embellishment from SU Urban Underground Suite completed the card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Picture Perfect Birthday Masculine Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU The sentiment on the inside of the card is from SU Picture Perfect stamp set.

I thought I would enter this in the CASE this Sketch challenge #260 this week. Here is the sketch:

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Hero Arts Sunburst Bold Print Background stamp Masculine Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you have a great weekend and get some time to create.

Michelle

 

 

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Love and Hugs

SSS Ornate background stamp, SSS Big Greetings 1, #casingyanasmakula, Michelle Gleeson

I loved this Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp the first time I saw it. For my project, I stamped it in Versamark ink onto Kraft card stock then heat embossed in White Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Then it was selectively colored with Polychromos colored pencils. I CASE’d Yana Smakula for this subtle coloring.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp’s Big Greeting 1. It was stamped and heat embossed in Black Embossing Powder.

SSS Ornate Background stamp, SSS Big Greetings 1, Michelle Gleeson

Then I foam mounted it onto Powder Pink card stock. A few Nuvo Blizzard Wbite drops are the finishing touch. A very easy card with a wow finished look.

I hope you having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

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Southern Floral Birthday Wishes

WPlus9 Southern Floral 2 Stampin Up Picture Perfect Birthday Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo

Doesn’t this card make you believe Spring is around the corner? The flowers are from WPlus9 Southern Florals 2 Stamp set. I used SU colors; So Saffron, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo.

The washi tape along the left side adds sophistication to the floral whimsey.

WPlus9 Southern Floral 2 Stampin Up Picture Perfect Birthday Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo

The sentiment is from SU Picture Perfect Birthday’s. I love this font. I hope they come out with more stamp sets using this font style. The framelit is from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) called Bundle of Stitched Shapes. A couple of SU Enamel Shapes adds the finishing touch.

WPlus9 Southern Floral 2 Stampin Up Picture Perfect Birthday Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo

I hope you enjoyed this peek at Spring. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Sending Big Hugs

StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson Thinking of You card idea

My brother just texted a photo of their home buried in snow with the caption “No Golf Today”. Here in Southwest Florida we are hitting 80° this afternoon. I ran out this morning and capture photos of a card I made last night to share with you.

My uncle is undergoing treatment for esophagus/stomach cancer. I want him to know he is in our thoughts and prayers so I created this card for him.

Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo Thinking of you card

The DSP is from SU Coffee Break. The flowers and leaves are from Ellen Hutson’s – Essentials by Ellen stamp set and dies for breast cancer research. I used SU colors; Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive for the greenery and  Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon (retired) for the flowers.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Get Well stamp set.

StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson Thinking of You card ideas

I thought the color palette was soothing. I hope it brings a smile to his face.

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle