I get asked all the time what is the most difficult card for you to make. The answer is simply, masculine cards. Anyone who knows me knows I love color. Masculine to me means neutrals. This is very hard for me to work with. So with that in mind here is a masculine card that I am very pleased with. I should mention that it could be done in a variety of colors also to make it work for a feminine card.
This card uses the Tailored Tag Punch (#145667), Wood Textures 6" by 6" Designer Series Paper, the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die (#143700), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650) and Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686) .
To make the card you begin with a Very Vanilla Cardstock Base cut 8-1/2" by 5-1/2 " and scored at 4-1/4". Next adhere a layer of Early Espresso Cardstock that is cut to 5-1/4" by 4" to the Very Vanilla base. Punch out a variety of the wood images from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Adhere the punched pieces of card stock to a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut 3-3/4 " by 5. To apply these images I used a ruler to mark the EXACT CENTER of this piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Width mark was 1-7/8" and length was 2-1/2". Next I drew a diagonal lines from corner to corner and adhered one of the punched images to this piece of card stock lining up the lines as shown in the picture below.
Next step is to simply apply adhesive of choice (I used Snail Adhesive #104332) to the Very Vanilla base and continue to put punched pieces in place. Finally die cut the Happy Birthday image from Very Vanilla Cardstock using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#143263) and adhere to this layer.