Monday, August 25, 2014

A Guy's Birthday Can Sparkle!

Over at Exploring Cricut and More we have a really fun challenge this week:  Happy Birthday with sparkle or glitter!  How fun is that?

Ok, I decided since my husband and son both have birthdays next month to make a card for one of my guys with Sparkle!  So, here it is!

All of these gears are from CTMH Artiste.  My background stamps are CTMH Kudos from the Cricut Artiste Bundle.

To achieve the background look, I sponged my inks in various colors.  Then I stamped my images.   Lastly, I rubbed the edge of a stamp block across my ink pad and pressed it on the paper to get the lines.

Ink colors are all CTMH:  Indian Corn Blue, Barn Red, Outdoor Denim, Topiary, Honey, Archival Black, Chocolate, and Twilight.

The base of the card is embossed with the Stripes folder.  I backed with Indian Corn Blue.

That incredible sparkle is the Bronze Shimmer Tape!  Manly, yet sparkly!

Ok, now it's time for you to sparkle over at Exploring Cricut and More!


  1. Great guy card and I really love the tape. I have a couple colors already and will be getting more for sure!!!!

  2. Love the gears-I didn't know Artiste had those cuts! That Bronze shimmer tape is gorgeous!

  3. Perfect masculine card Katrina!! Love the great colors and that wonderful tape. The gears are fabulous! :)

  4. Nice job! I is manly with just the right sparkle! You did good I'm sure he will love it :)