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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

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Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Today’s post is all about creating two sets of birthday cards using the same techniques, but one tailored more as masculine and the other more feminine. What’s more, I’ve also created a box for each set so these could easily be given as a gift set for someone to use so make sure you check those out at the end. Video tutorial Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:      Written and photos Creating masculine and feminine birthday card sets:  To start off with, we're going to...

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Retro Ombre stamping - Altenew Retro Plantines

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Retro Ombre stamping - Altenew Retro Plantines

    Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. This Retro Plantine stamp set from Altenew has such fun foliage which when paired with bold colours creates a stunning retro feel. However, you can step the stamping up a notch by also doing a bit of fun retro ombre stamping with your inks for added interest. As well, pair this with the Parlor Palm die set and you can create a fun little potted plant to adorn your card.  Written and photos Retro Ombre stamping :  To start off, place a selection of the foliage...

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Textured unisex birthday card - Altenew embossing paste

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Textured unisex birthday card - Altenew embossing paste

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I love to add texture to my cards, and the embossing paste from Altenew is perfect for doing just that. It is a lovely lightweight paste that doesn't add to much bulk to your cards and is easy to colour or use as is for its brilliant white colour. Today, I'm using the paste with distress oxides to create a textured unisex birthday card, but you can easily swap and change the colours up depending on the recipient or the occasion. The simple design of the card lends...

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Duo of masculine CAS Cards

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Duo of masculine CAS Cards

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. For a lot of card makers, masculine cards can be more of a challenge to make. As stampers and crafters, we are drawn to pretty stamps whether they're florals, critters or intricate designs. But our styles don't always suit the recipient the card is intended for, and this can often be quite common with male cards. Don't get me wrong, a Man could like any card we make, but quite a few won't appreciate a floral card with all the time we put into it. So instead, I'm...

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