Arty the Alligator, from the Jungle Pals Stamp Set, jumped at the chance to be featured on a masculine birthday card. I made him come alive by stamping him in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and cutting him free. He said green and brown were colors that guys really liked, and wanted to be colored with Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Gray Granite.

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Arty’s Masculine Card


To be camouflaged, he chose tall grass, cut with a Garden Meadow Die, from Old Olive Cardstock, 4″ X 2 1/4″.


Arty also wanted a background of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. I suggested a neat border, cut with the largest Perennial Postage Die. 

To have the entire layer cut, I first glued the Old Olive grass to the Mossy Meadow background, 4″ X 5 1/4″.


We argued a bit about the color of the card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.  Arty wanted Crumb Cake, but I wanted Thick Basic White. He was willing to compromise, if I let him choose the sentiment. He found, “Hope your birthday is wild,” in the Rhino Ready Stamp Set, and said they wouldn’t mind if he borrowed it. 

We stamped it in VersaMark on Mossy Meadow Cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool, and used a Perennial Postage Die for cutting. We layered it on Old Olive Cardstock, cut with a size larger Perennial Postage Die, and attached both with Dimensionals.

Arty’s final request was to add three Classic Matte Dots. He is excited to send this to a relative who has a home in Florida, and is visited by alligators on a regular basis.


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