Sunday, October 24, 2021

Birthday cards for the Guys

 Happy Sunday Friends and Welcome Back to the Blog!

While hubby was busy watching College Football yesterday, I got busy creating a few masculine birthday cards using a VERY OLD stamp from a company that's been out of business for several years now.  The stamp is from the GM Series - 1955 GMC Truck and the company was Cornish Heritage Farms ... remember them??

Here ya go . . .

 After coloring my image using Tombow markers, I went through various paper pads to find green background panels that I thought looked masculine and came up with these two.

On this second card I felt the background panel also needed a black matting but didn't want the weight of yet another panel so I took a black marker and carefully went around the outside edge.  Viola!  I also used the excess ink that was on one of my green TH ink sponges to add color the the white panel my truck is stamped on.

Here are a couple more in a different color . . .

Once again going through my paper pads and came across these stripes & dots panels which were actually double sided so played around a bit for my background designs.

A few little dots of black Nuvo Crystal Drops was all the added embellishment needed on these two cards.  Guys don't like a whole lot of 'fru fru' on their cards so I've tried to keep these relatively simple in design ... letting the old truck take center stage.

Challenges to share in:

Inkspirational Challenge #250 (ends 10/30) - Boys or Men
Seize the Birthday Challenge #225 (ends 10/26) - ATG Birthday (not using topper)

 2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #55 (ends 10/31) - Masculine
Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge #65 (ends 11/20) - Masculine

Today's another Football Day so I should be able to get a lot more cards done again today.  My first craft show is Nov. 6th so time is ticking away!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've liked what I had to share today.

As always . . .


  1. Dear Darlene
    Recipients will love it

  2. Great masculine cards and that stamp sure is a keeper, it is a great truck!!

  3. You're on a roll, Darlene! These trucks are a classic and you can't go wrong with them. The papers are great and you're right about taking it easy on the fru fru. Perfect masculine cards!

  4. Great masculine cards with those backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  5. These are awesome - and now you have a batch of masculine cards on hand!!

  6. Awesome set of "guy" cards, Darlene. The recipients will love them! The image is very masculine and the papers you used make the it even more so.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Nice cards!
    Thank you for joining our challenge this month.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  8. Wonderful guy cards and you found some great papers to go with your trucks, the first one is my favorite!

  9. Darlene, these are such great masculine cards! I love them both but the green one is really cool! I am thrilled to see you in our gallery at Seize the Birthday! Take care and good luck at the Craft show!

  10. These definitely work as masculine cards - and I love the variations in the designs! Great addition to a birthday card stash. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and Seize the Birthday!

  11. Wow! You made good use of time with these masculine birthday cards. A nice trick to add a border too. I am glad that you decided to play along with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge this week.

  12. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog


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