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Birthday Messages and a Masculine Card

Hi, friends, it’s Chark today with a masculine card…assuming most guys don’t love glitter and sequins like I do (and there are some that do, I’m sure!) then I’ve got a card just right for those guys today. And it fits our new May Challenge theme, Sentiment Focus, where the sentiment is the focus of the card.

I used the new Birthday Messages stamp set and put a bunch of the messages on the mini MISTI. I’m not a great stamper, so I love using anything that will help me stamp and the MISTI comes in handy when you have to re-stamp something.


I wanted an ombre inked look, I inked up the messages with Summer Sky ink (lightest), then added some Deep Ocean ink (medium) and finished inking with the Navy ink (darkest), all by Hero Arts. Then I stamped the sentiments on a white panel. You can see the ombre better here.


I stamped and trimmed out another small Happy Birthday message and mounted it to Navy inked cardstock. I popped it up on top of more paper layers to draw attention to it. I trimmed the panel down and mounted it to a black piece of cardstock that I stamped with the new Wallpaper Pattern background stamp in White Unicorn ink by Hero Arts. I love that ink.

For bling, I used the understated Matte Doodlebug Design dots to finish it off. They’re like enamel dots, but they have a soft matte finish. They’re cool to finish off a card without the shiny glittery goodness of sequins.

That’s it for me today, hope you’ll join in our new May challenge here with your Hero Arts products. Join us on the 7th to see the April winners announced.

Happy Tuesday!


Birthday Messages Stamps

Wallpaper Pattern Background Stamp

Summer Sky Ink, Deep Ocean Ink, Navy Ink, White Unicorn Ink

Snow White Cards

Black Layering Paper