Thursday, January 31, 2013

Growing Old is Mandatory - STB 4

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
It's time for another masculine card for the Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog.  I was so excited to see that I had won the "Birthday Honours" badge for my last card using this same sketch. Thank you  to the Design Team for the honor!!
 I chose Gus from Bugaboo Digi Stamps for this weeks masculine card.  It's always a challenge to find masculine embellies but I used my Spellbinder Nestabilities Hexagons (the smallest size and it also coordinates with the shape I've used for my image!), I cut out two and then inked the edges with Distress Inks (Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean) then added a button and the hemp cord I colored with a Copic Marker (BG96-bush).  Another added element is the Glossy Accents I added to Gus' glasses and the tiny yellow headlights.  I love the Authentique Paper (Collection: Loyal) it's perfect for a masculine card.  Bazzill card stock is used for the base and the first layer.  Neenah Bright white card stock is used for the image and sentiment. I've colored Gus with my Copic markers.
The finished size is A2.

 Can you see the Glossy Accents on the glasses?
 Ha! Love this funny sentiment, I have a list of guys I could send this too! (*wink**wink*)
Other ingredients used:  My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtale Flags Stax; Distress Inks, Weathered Wood and Mowed Lawn; Darice Hemp cording; Button (Making Memories)
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!
Today's Scripture verse I'd like to share is:
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.  And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world---our faith.  1 John 5:3-4


  1. This is hilarious!!!! What a great sketch - and a perfect card! Happy weekend Natalie! XO

  2. Fun,, fun card!! Natakie, I love these images and think they make the best did a fab job on this image. Love it!

  3. What a great card! Love this image. You did a great job and congrats on your win. You deserve it my friend. Hugs to you!

  4. ACK! That is the funniest!!! LOVE that grandpa and I LOVE how you used this sketch! I need to remember to join in the fun over there at that challenge (plus I would get lots of bday cards done in advance!)! LOL!

    YOU ROCK:)

  5. Such a funny card! Love the hexagons, buttons and twine embellishments, another wonderful card.

  6. Natalie: I really enjoyed this card. Your ideas are so fun and creative, and I hope that you will consider linking this into this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I SO enjoy having you share your wonderful cards in our challenges, and would really love having this one linked up if you are able. Please consider sharing it so that everyone can enjoy your art as much as I do. It would be great, and I appreciate your participation. THanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You are always so encouraging and kind. Hope you're having a great week, and look forward to seeing your adorable cards shared with us. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. LOL!! I LOVE this Natalie!! What a Fun image and super sentiment! One of my DH's favorite sayings and excuses too, lol ;-) Thanks for the smiles!