I needed a masculine birthday card which can be hard anyway, but this is for a new co-worker whom I know nothing about. I prefer knowing something...anything...about the recipient of my cards so I can tailor it for them. For instance, there's one lady at work who is all about purple. Another lady is a ballroom dancer and a motorcycle rider!! One guy is a bicyclist - actually was a serious into racing in his past. I also work with a mermaid fanatic!! I have ideas and stamps for all of those!!
For this gentlemen, I started with a total copy of the sketch - a star, a circle, etc. But I could not find the right sentiment in my stash. As I was browsing, I saw this birthday balloon with a simple "HB2U". That seemed simple, yet fun!
I wanted some contrast so instead of a circle background, I switched to a square. I found some scraps of paper in my stash that seemed masculine - yet still colorful. Wooden stars seemed like a nice accent. It's basic - but it should work!!
I hope to see you playing along this week!!