Do you struggle with birthday cards to make for men? I mean, we love 'em but – seriously – it's hard to come up with ideas for cards that are both celebratory AND masculine.  Well, check out this colorful card that would SO be perfect for a guy:




This set uses the incredibly versatile stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge, which, shockingly is on the retiring list!  None of us who use it can believe this is being retired – it's seriously like the little black dress of stamping. It can be used with anything, can be dressed up or down, can be used on its own like here and can go subtle or wow. It does NOT look like much in the catalog but man oh man this is one set I will NEVER part with!

The technique I used to make this card might look super complicated but it's so easy you run the risk of becoming addicted to it. It's called Triple Time and one of the best things about this technique is that it looks fantastic with ANY STYLE of stamp. Flowers, lines, splotches like above, solid images, even words can be used to create this cool telescoping effect on a card. And when you are looking for ideas for birthday cards to make for men, you know when you find something that you like that you can change up for all the dudes in your life, you feel like you struck gold.

A full video tutorial for this technique is one of over 300 videos available on Stamping Family. There is nothing I love more than showing people how to do something that looks SO complicated that is actually really easy. And just to show you what sort of videos you can expect on Stamping Family, I made one to show you here!  Check it out!



See what I mean?  Easy peasy!  Here's another peek at this project:




And here are the items I used to make this card:


It is very important to note that BOTH of these stamp sets are retiring! Just in the past couple of days people have been chattering about Gorgeous Grunge going away and we are watching the ticker drop on availability – if you are looking for a “secret weapon” stamp set, grab yours NOW

And here's some advice – when you find a technique you like or have fun with, make it “yours”. And if you are short on techniques, well, join Stamping Family!  For less than the price of a single small cheese pizza you can have ENDLESS inspiration. And we've got TONS of ideas for birthday cards to make for men, too, just in case you were wondering!




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