Masculine Birthday featuring Altenew’s Sohcahtoa

Today’s card was inspired by another class at Altenew Academy. This time it was the For the Guys class taught by Jennifer Rzasa. I used the skills and techniques I learned in the class to create this masculine birthday card featuring stamps and ink from Altenew.

Mel's Card Corner | Masculine Birthday Card featuring Altenew's Sohcahtoa

This card actually came together very quickly. I created a top-folding card base from white cardstock. I used one of the triangle outline images from the Sohcahtoa stamp set and repeatedly stamped it around the card front using the three lightest shades (Sand Dunes, Rocky Shore, and Mocha) from the Coffee Break ink set. For a little punch of color, I also added in some of the same triangle stamped with Lava Rock ink.

I thought it would be fun to continue the triangle theme as a focal point on the card. To give it more interest than the triangles on the card base, I decided to use all the layering elements for the largest triangle. I stamped the solid base with the Sand Dunes ink, the stripe detail with Rocky Shore, and the outline with Mocha. I used my scissors to fussy cut the triangle since there are no coordinating dies for this stamp set.

Mel's Card Corner | Masculine Birthday Card featuring Altenew's Sohcahtoa

For the sentiment, I used the happy birthday sentiments from the 365 stamp set. I stamped it with the Lava Rock ink using my Mini MISTI stamp positioning tool from My Sweet Petunia. I adhered it near the bottom of the card front using some liquid glue which gave me a little bit of wiggle room to ensure I had it straight.

Even though this is a masculine card, I wanted to give it a bit of shine. I cut a 1/8″ wide strip of gold mirror cardstock and adhered it immediately beneath the kraft sentiment strip. I love this Polished Gold Mirror Card from Tonic Studios. It really adds a nice pop to the card. To complete the card, I used some foam squares to adhere the large triangle to the card straddled over the sentiment strip.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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  1. Colleen F says:

    Fantastic masculine card! I am in need of those kind of designs! The design is simple but so effective with the repeated image! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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