Masculine – Happy birthday!

Hello crafty friends!

Lately I love playing with embossing folders and dies. And I’m really having loads of fun. So today I decided to share with you a masculine card I made using Tim Holtz’s dies and embossing folder. Hope you like it!

Quick Instructions:

I created the background using Distress inks and I stamped the pattern using my embossing folder. Then I used the same inks – dragging and dabbing my white cardstock in the wet inks- to create a background which I used to die cut the sentiment and some of the gears.I die cut some gears out of black cardstock and I also die cut 2 wavy panels for the top and bottom of my card out of the same paper. Then I used the bottom part to die cut the sentiment once more. I inlaid the bright sentiment into the bottom panel and adhered everything onto my initial background. And that completed my card.

Supplies used:

  • A6 Card base
  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Tim Holtz – Distress mini ink pads: Walnet stain, Vintage photo,  Rusty hinge, Candied apple, Carved pumpkin, Scattered straw
  • Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Retro circles embossing folder
  • Avery Elle – A Tag for All die set
  • Sizzix – Tim Holtz- Gearhead dies set
  • Unbranded wavy dies set
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents
  • Double sided tape

Below you can find a list of the challenges I entered with this card. If you are looking for inspiration,I suggest you visit these blogs. The DT ladies have done an amazing job!


  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Masculine

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make it masculine

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #59 Anything goes

  • Word Art Wednesday: #286-287 Anything goes

  • Creative Moments: #119 Anything goes option Birthday

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge blog: #43 Anything goes

  • Seven Hills Crafts: June Die Cut a Die Cut


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12 thoughts on “Masculine – Happy birthday!”

  1. The gears are awesome! What a nice color combo!
    I also love the middle section, so creative!
    Thank you for playing with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we hope to see you again soon!
    have a great day, x Zoey

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a nice comment,Debby!
      Hope you visit again soon!
      Have a great day!

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