Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Masculine Birthday

Happy Wednesday, my friends. I'm back with another birthday card and this time it's a manly one. Masculine cards are not easy for me. Men are such difficult creatures!

Patterned papers are from First Edition's New Leaf pad. 

This images are from Chocolate Baroque's Seashore Scenes.  I stamped  the
lighthouse first and then made a mask to stamp the clouds in the background.  
Same technique to stamp the grassy tufts in front and around the lighthouse,
using Memento Bamboo Leaves. To add colour to the clouds and sand I used 
TH Distress Inks Faded Jeans and Antique Linen. I coloured the lighthouse
with Promarkers in various shades of greys. Finally to cut and layer I used 
SB Oval and Scalloped Oval dies. 

I popped the image up with some foam tape,  used some twine, made banner 
and finished with 3 black bling... manly enough, I hope. The greeting is from 
Chocolate Baroque's Birthday Words stamped with VersaFine Balck Onyx.

I'm taking the banner theme inside too. The sentiment is another from the
Chocolate Baroque Birthday Words set.

Here are some challenges for this card. How about you play along too?

Tuesday Morning Sketches #238: Sketch
Make It Monday #180: AG
I Love Promarkers #208: Dies, No Punches
Incy Wincy Designs: Birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters: One or The Boys
Word Art Wednesday #121: AG Uplifting
Clear It Out: Birthday & Bling
Colour Q #230: Colours

That's my card for today. Thanks for stopping by today andI'll be seeing you in a couple of days with another birthday card. Until then, have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. Super beautiful card - thanks for sharing it with WORD ART WEDNESDAY this week - Gail GDT

  2. This is so pretty, I just love it! The papers were a perfect choice and the banners add such a nice touch. I love lighthouses for a masculine card. I've done one, but for some reason I'm always intimidated by having to color one.

  3. This is a wonderful masculine card. But I understand how it can be more difficult. I find that myself too. But your card is very lovely!

  4. Absolutely stunning masculine card Asha, I love the image and papers. Pretty layout.

  5. Great guy card, perfect colours for the boys!

  6. This is a fantastic male card, great image too. I find male cards difficult, I think it's because there is a limited choice of embellishments sometimes but those banners you've added and the black bling look perfect.

  7. Beautiful card Ahsa perfect for the men in our lives.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  8. Hey Asha, you've never said a truer word about men being difficult creatures - in every respect!!! This card is a perfect man one though, well done you! Hugs x

  9. Your card is really stunning! What a great masculine card. Love your take on the sketch, too. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear It Out Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  10. Fantastic mens card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  11. WOW - gorgeous masculine card. Love how you did the light house!! Wonderful papers and banners! TFS

  12. Beautiful card, Asha! I love the tranquil colors and peaceful image! Wonderful design!

  13. Stunning masculine card, Asha! Love the gentle papers and the twine is always a perfect embellishment for a guy card. :-D

  14. This is fabulous! Love your choice of design papers and those banners are PERFECT! Love how you carried them through to the inside! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  15. Amazing piece of ART!! I love it. Every attention to detail is so well done. How did you manage to leave part of your oval uncut like that!? it is very appealing in every way : )

    The little banners are the perfect embellishment inside and out!! : )



    p.s. Asha, your comment on my "Movie Night" post made me laugh out loud! Thank you! : ) You are so sweet.

  16. I love nautical scenes and they're great for masculine cards. Beautiful stamping, inking and coloring. Lovely scene, it looks so peaceful and I can almost smell the salty sea air!

  17. This is so gorgeous Asha, I think it is really fab for those petty men. I am late with my commenting, sorry it is short and sweet.

  18. I love your card! A perfect masculine card! I think the image is awesome!
    You nailed that sketch!

  19. I agree! Men are difficult! And so is making them cards!!
    But you nailed it! This is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  20. what a fab masculine card ,love the design ...I agree mens cards are difficult but you have totally rocked this one
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  21. So beautifully stamped and coloured - just the perfect masculine card. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Q Asha!

  22. What a beautiful masculine card....I just love this! My spare bedroom is full of lighthouses...this would look great there, LOL! Thanks for sharing this with us at the CQC challenge!

  23. Awesome male card - love it x

  24. A wonderful masculine card. I like your design and the great image. Saw this on MIM

  25. Your card is just WONDERFUL! I so like the image, and it is a perfect male card, but I'd enjoy receiving it myself (being a big fan of light houses). Super use of our sketch. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  26. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me at first!!lol Love how you made the clouds stick out of the die cut. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us and playing along with our "One for the Boys" challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  28. Awesome masculine card. great take on the sketch. thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Birthday blog hop.

  29. Dreaded man card - CHECK! This is awesome, Asha - the colouring, the image (perfect choice!) and I love how you did the banners!

  30. Hi Asha what a beautiful card, glad to see you at the colourQ!

  31. I know what you mean about male cards, I find them the most difficult too, you've done a brilliant job of this one, super image and fab papers. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  32. Amazing "manly" project! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Word Art Wednesday! We are blessed by your support and participation!

  33. Gorgeous masculine card, love your stamped scene, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

  34. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.


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