Sunday, March 29, 2020

Masculine Birthday Card

Happy Sunday Friends!
How's everyone doing?  Hangin' in there?
Keep up the good work ... we will get through this together!!

As you can see by my title, today I have a Masculine Birthday Card to share.  So many times when I've needed to create a masculine card, I've turned to my Stampscapes Stamps ... creating a woodsy scene is so much fun and very rewarding!

How cool is it to start out with  THIS

and end up with THIS ...

After stamping my initial images, I then began coloring the background & foreground. For the sky, I've applied a coat of TH Broken china to the upper portion - background sky.  Next,  I added a circle of masking material and sponged again with TH Faded Jeans distress ink to create the sky.  The stars were created by making tiny 'x's' in the sky using a white gellyroll pen.  Primacolor pencils were used for the coloring on the rocks, scrub grass and cabin.  

Here's a look at the inside . . .

If you've never played with these stamps, please do pop over to their website and check out all the amazing stamps available.  He even has lessons for you to follow along to see how it's done.  He's VERY talented and goes into great detail but you can always do as I have today and just use a couple of stamps to create a serene scene just like this one.

There were actually 4 stamps used on this card ... the two you see in the first photo above, then I also used the 'brush' stamp on the foreground and the 'flying geese' in the sky.  Hubby always laughs at me about putting something in the sky ... SORRY!  Just can't leave an empty sky ... has to have clouds, or birds, or butterflies, or rain ... SOMETHING!  LOL   Afterall, when's the last time you looked up in the sky and saw 'nothing'?  Think about it!  LOL

My Happy Birthday sentiment are dies from Tutti Designs.

Challenges to share in:

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Birthday
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Use your leftovers
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All About Occasions
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Masculine
Allsorts Challenge - Men and Boys
Di's Digi Challenge - Birthdays
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Also sharing on the
Well, that's it for me today!  
Stay safe and healthy my friends!
We will get through this Corona Virus outbreak as long as
everyone follows the rules and watches out for friends & family.
Friendly reminder . . .
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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
As always . . .



  1. Fabulous stamps and love these, mine are acrylic and not seen them on blocks before. Great male card Darlene, fabulous masking too.xx

  2. Every time you create one of these masterpieces I want to go and purchase these stamps, but haven't yet, maybe this is the year hah!! Anyhow, a beautiful scene you have created and you 'gotta' know I love the cabin and all those pines!!

  3. Good morning Darlene! I have washed my hands so much they are almost raw! I in a high risk group of people so I have stayed in by myself and trying to use common sense and stay safe! I love your card inside and out! The front looks great with the additional trees and the sentiment is wonderful! Stay well my friend!

  4. Happy Sunday. Your card is fabulous. I love all of the stamps and your coloring. This is a great line of stamps. They have so many lovely choices. [Bunny]

  5. This is a beauty! You've done a great job masking and coloring this one. The little stars are so pretty and a great addition! Take care!

  6. I would have liked to hear which leftover you used but whatever, your card is stunning. Unbelievable what you made of the stamp. Thanks for joining us @ Little Red Wagon this week.


  7. Hello, Darlene,
    the scene you have created is a real masterpiece! I love it!

    Mariangela :-)

  8. Oh. My. GOSH! This is absolutely gorgeous! What I wouldn't give to be there right now. I wouldn't even care if it's raining. You and your sky... the geese do look perfect there. It wouldn't be the same without them!

  9. You do such beautiful scenes. I should get out my scene stamps and play again with them too. Your work is so inspiring.

  10. Wow!!! This is fabulous! Those stamps look really cool, but once you added the coloring the result is awesome!! And this is absolutely perfect for a masculine card! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  11. Beautiful scene card! Wonderful stamping, masking, inking and coloring. I really like how you carried the theme over to the inside of your card too. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

  12. That is a fabulous stamp and your coloring is fantastic. What a beautiful card!

  13. I love the card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath DT

  14. Wow you did a stunning job on this card, I love those stamps for masculine cards too, haven't used them in awhile, such great inspiration!!

  15. This is amazing with the stamps and the colours! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  16. Very nicely done. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  17. I love how you've colored these gorgeous images! Beautifully done!

  18. A beautiful card. Nice depth made in it. Nice that you participate in the Di's Digi Challenge.

    Stay Safe.

    Hugs, Astrid.


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