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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fishing You A Happy Birthday!

Male cards are always a struggle for me, especially for adult males. This card was inspired by several challenges. I used a sketch to design the card, then realized I didnt have a lot of papers to fit in with the theme and images... But hey, that's why its called a challenge, right? Challenge yourself to use your stash and make it work... So that's what I did, and here is the finished, yet plain, product. But then, most guys don't like fancy anyway, right? The sentiment and the fish image are from Hope Jacare, the background papers are from a paper stack by My Mind's Eye. This fish, as well as the sentiment are cut out and popped up, to add dimension. (Sorry, I know its hard to tell that in the pic, since it blends in so well with the card). I tried a new coloring technique for this card, and used my new markers for the first time. This was colored using Primsmacolor Art Marker. I only bought a few colors so far, but am finding that I really like them and they have become one of my favorite things! I used the sketch from Sketch Friday #14 at Practical Scrappers. The sentiment says, "Fishing You A Happy Birthday."

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cut It Out & Pop It Up at Your Next Stamp
CCH #15 Something New at The Crazy Challenge
U is For Unused Stash at ABC
Anything Goes at Dare You To Digi Stamp
Ocean Shades Of Blue & Green at Rainbow Lady's
Anything Goes at Shelley's Images
Celebrate Something at Stamp Something
Patterned Paper at Practical Scrappers
Friday Sketch Challenge at Practical Scrappers
Anything Goes at Crafty Ann's
Celebrations at By The Cute & Girly
Male Card at Stamping For The Weekend
Challenge #17 You're On My Mind at Simple Doodles
Week #40 Masculine Card at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Week #52 Happy Birthday to All Sorts Challenge Blog
Week #30 Something New challenge at Bee Crafty
Masculine Birthday Challenge at Our Creative Corner
As you Like It challenge at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #26 Get Personal at Sweet Stamping
Challenge #22 Cut It Out at Pixie Dust Studios
Favorite Things at Sundays With Crissy
Challenge #10 Outdoors at Cards For Men
3D Make It Pop challenge at Doodle Palace


  1. Wow! Love the fish stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers! /DT Pia

  2. Love the dp and the fish stamp used. Thanks for joining in with us on Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog.

    Jayne xx

  3. I this it's perfect! Sometimes minimalist is just right and this is one of those times. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Great card well done on so many challenges too. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

  5. A great design for a 'mens' card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Beryl xx

  6. So pretty....everything works together so nicely.

    Thanks for joining our TTT Challenge. :)

  7. Great job, love it ! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog ! Joyce

  8. Two male cards in a row! Great job! Thanks again from the DT at SSDS!

  9. Wonderful card, great image from Hope Jacare. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the image.

    Donna xx

  10. great male card
    Thanks for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!
    hugs shell xx

  11. Another great card, fish are always useful for the males, love your title. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  12. That's a fair few challenges you've managed to tie your gorgeous 'difficult' man card in with! Thank you so much for playing along at Sweet Stampin. x

  13. AWESOME card, GREAT colors and layout! Thanks so much for joining us at SHELLY'S IMAGES TTT:)

  14. fabulous masculine card...great patterned papers to go along with the "fishing" theme. THanks for playing at practical scrappers

  15. What a great card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

  16. cute fish card thanks for sharing with us at KLSNS

  17. Nice sketch! I think most of us ladies struggle with adult male cards, but I think yours looks great! :) Thanks for joining us at <a href="http://KLstampinNscrappin.blogspot.com>KL Stampin N Scrappin </a>for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge!

  18. Great Fish and love the colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday's with Crissy! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

  19. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 16 at YNS Challenges! Hugs, Sem x

  20. perfect card for a male!! fantastic coloring :) thanks for playing with us on SD

  21. Perfect guy card, love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!

  22. Great male card. Gorgeous Thanks for joining us at KLSNS.

  23. another wonderful job. Thanks for playing. Good luck on the challenge.

  24. such a good idea and an awesome card!! :)
    thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers!


  25. Very cute!! What a fantastic masculine card. Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!

  26. Love the sentiment - so funny! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

    Deanne :)

  27. Very nice!
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

  28. You did brilliantly with your limited supplies!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

  29. Your card is so cute and fun. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

    ~Sweet Stampin Guest DT Chelsea~

  30. This is a great male card. Perfect colour. I really like the fish image. :) Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G. Hugs Hanna

  31. This is a really great card for the masculine gender:-) tfs and joining us at OCC!

    Hugs, Julie.