Another DIY Congratulations Card Using Thinlits (Masculine Card Idea)
Do you remember my long tale yesterday about using the Thinlits – and how I didn't think I would like them? If not, you can read it all here.
But while I was on a roll with congratulations cards, it hit me that there is a guy that I need to send a Congratulations card to, but he is not a ruffled ribbon kinda guy. He is a neighbor of mine, and he started his own company a few months back and just got his first big contract.
So how was I going to take pinks and polka dots and go masculine?
A few months ago, I met with a rep from Momento and he was awesome and gave me Cut & Emboss die set – and I thought it would be perfect to use for this card.
To begin this card, you have to know a little about him. He is an Texas A&M Aggie, he bleeds maroon. And I am not. I went to Texas Tech – Go Red Raiders! – and bleed red and black. And that is how the color palette came to be.
Now, the best part of that is, he probably won't connect why I chose red and black, so it is my sneaky way of inserting Tech into his life. And he won't read this, so all is good.
He and I have a great friendship that is based on joking and laughing, so my devious plan fits right in.
Now that you know a bit about him, let's get back to the card. I started embossing and die cutting the stars. I went with Silver Foil paper from Stampin' Up!, used my magnetic platform and got these stars cut out:
Then I used the Thinlit Congrats die with Real Red card stock to get my sentiment.
Basic Black card stock was used for my base and layered a piece of Real Red on top. Did it actually need that layer, no – it could have gone without, but it just puts a little more red into his world. (hehehe)
And then I used the retired First Edition patterned paper from Stampin' Up! to put it all together. This card maybe took me 5 minutes. Literally. It was so simple. Die cut the words and the stars. Cut the card stock, layer it together – done!
He will proudly display it in his office knowing him, right under his A&M flag, never knowing that while I am very excited for his big contract, this card accomplished two things!
Can you think of someone that you need to send a card to, but could sneak in something fun at the same time? I hope so, because when you make you own cards, you can do exactly that! I hope that you enjoyed this masculine card idea using Thinlits and stars for this congratulations card.