I have just arrived home after a rather busy weekend and found this card, still in pieces on my desk. I remembered that I was making it for Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge, the sketch is below and use stripes and squares. I'd taken a while to hunt down a piece of masculine striped paper and match the other colours with it on Friday before I went away, so it seemed a shame not to complete the challenge.
This piece of patterned paper was out of the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack which is in the Clearance Rack at the moment. The reverse of this stripe is a gorgeous pink and yellow spot, so there's something for everyone in this stack.
Its always easier when you have a sketch to go with, or so I find. I thought straight away of the cute shapes in the Starburst Sayings stamp set and the framelits which cut them out so beautifully. For the greeting I picked one from Remembering Your Birthday. It echoes the 'celebrate' theme of the middle Starburst, plus it's no-nonsense, really suitable for a male. All the greetings in this stamp set are partnered with another, making it a simple task to finish off the inside.
The colours on this one are Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit.
Hope you've enjoyed your weekend too