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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Masculine birthday

Hi all - popping in to share a birthday card for a guy I call my "bro-in-law". Married to my dearest friend who's more like a sister, Doug celebrated on January 3rd so I thought I'd show what I made him.

Supplies: Paper - Ivory A2 card; Tim Holtz Wallflower; Paper Studio brown & kraft; 
My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday (numbers)
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Hats Background and Hats Off; Hero Arts CM136 Birthday Messages (sentiment)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 and 20 (stitched rectangles) and # unk for the pinked circle
Ink - Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks
Other - enamel dot by Doodlebug

I went to a stamp expo a couple years ago and bought stamps from several companies I'd never tried before. I appreciated this division of Our Daily Bread, Artistic Outpost, for its vintage images - perfect for Doug who sports a handle-bar mustache! Very old-world gentleman...

Well, I'd better head off to finish "un-decorating" from Christmas. Usually I do it on New Year's Day but I didn't get it done - guess I couldn't give up on playing my musical ornaments that soon! Next I need to get going on cards for the rest of January birthdays - niece and two friends - luckily not til week after next.

Hope you're having a great weekend and staying warm! After starting well below zero, we're up to 9F and looking forward to a 20 degree warm-up tomorrow. Yay!! Thanks for stopping!


Betty Keefe said...

great guy card - love the vintage look. we're going to have a regular heat wave tomorrow - 39 degrees above!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done Masculine card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a great masculine card Linda! I never know what to do for the men in my family! Vintage is a great idea! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Greta said...

Love all the elements & how you put them together, Linda--perfect card for your friend's husband!

Jean said...

Terrific masculine card!

Heather Doran said...

You always make the best masculine cards, Linda! I bet Doug loved it, so dapper and perfect for someone who sports a handle-bar moustache!