Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Black is my husband's favorite color, so I challenged myself to make him an all black card for his next birthday, and this was the result!

     Since he loves soda the way I love coffee, I glued some bottle caps and soda tabs to a piece of corrugated cardboard, along with some black buttons. Then I went over everything with a heavy coat of Prima black gesso, waited for it to dry, and sprayed it with some black and silver sprays. Thinking it needed more texture, I added some strips of fibers in between the ridges.

     On the base of my card, I embossed the Chicken Wire Background stamp from Red Rubber Designs with Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen Sheba's Silver Embossing Powder.

     I used the same embossing powder for the sentiment stamped onto a piece of vellum with the Sweet Sayings Stamp Set. Around the edges, I rubbed a little bit of Inka Gold Platinum, along with touches on the bottle caps and gesso work.  The chipboard numbers were covered with black gesso, some black and silver sprays, and a coat of Tim Holtz' Crazing Medium for a little crackle. Then I added some Black Soot Distress Stickles for some sparkle, which also went over most of the gesso work.

     It's hard to tell in these photos, but I embossed some phrases onto each bottle cap with the same silver embossing powder, as well as black, with the Sweet Sayings and Savvy Sayings Stamp Sets to spell out hugs & kisses, Happy Birthday, and I love you.

Thanks for looking!



  1. A fabulous card. Great depth and fantastic textures.
    Thank you for joining in with the November challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  2. Great textures and depth and fantastic to challenge yourself to create an all black card. Love the backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Fabulous card lots of lovely textures.
    Thank you for sharing at OLLCB
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. What a funky industrial grunge look you've created for your husband's card... and the black is so dramatic! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  5. Great masculine bday card! Love the texture! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!