Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Friday! :o)

I hope you're all doing great. :o)

Today I want to share with you two birthday cards I made this week, one for my day and other for my boyfriend. They both have birthday today. I'll share cards in two separate posts.

First card today is this CAS (clean and simple) Monochrome Masculine Birthday Card I made for my dad.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! You are such an inspiration and a wonderful teacher. 

To make this card I was inspired with fantastic Jennifer's McGuire Masked Stripes. What an awesome result!! :o)

For my card layout I used CAS(E) this Sketch #160.

My dad's favorite color is blue, so obvious color choice was blue. I used my favorite Distress Ink blue shade, Blueprint Sketch.

Using mini ink blending tool, I blended colors directly on a white top folded card base. My masking and steps how I blended inks were slightly different than Jennifer's.

After I finished blending the panel, it was a bit too dark for my taste. I didn't want to use water on my card, so I used white acrylic paint to light up some parts (the lightest stripes). I didn't mix acrylic paint with any water, I added it directly on the card from a tube and spread it with paint brush.

Next up was a sentiment. It's on Croatian and it says: Happy birthday dad. I typed it on a piece of white cardstock paper using UNIS tbm de Luxe Typewriter.

At the end I glued sentiment on the card, added some white enamel stickers and my card was finished.

Card dimensions: 93 mm x 126 mm (3 11/16 " x 5")

List of supplies:
  • white cardstock paper
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch)
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Create a Smile 'Neat & Neautral' enamel stickers
  • UHU universal glue
  • 3-D foam pads 
  • UNIS tbm de Luxe Typewriter
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Marabu flat fine paint brush no. #6
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • washi tape, paper scraps (for masking)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #204 - CAS
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes

3) Sweet Stamps Blog, July's Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 5th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today I'll be sharing one more card. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Lovely card and happy birthday to your Dad! Great masking technique, and I am very surprised by your use of white acrylic paint! :D So clever to light up some inked parts!

  2. Beautifully done, I love this look. What a wonderful card for your dad.

  3. What a perfect take on the sketch? Love the cool and fab masculine card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  4. Love it, love it, love it!!! CAS perfection in every way and so fab for a masculine card too. So very glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

  5. Hi Milka I come here from your card with red and yellow stripes
    woooww how result you have achieved is WONDERFULL
    I am not a patient girl also I took stripes stamp and stamped it on my white card stock
    may I tell you two thumbs up for your DAD`s card this is stunning way to make self stripes BG in blue woow woow and wooow I adore your stripes...
    hugs and see you on my Shoe is my first post on my Blog Milka...
    see you there sweety :x



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