Monday, May 9, 2011

Male birthday card

Here is a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  He's older than my husband so I added the wise owl for fun.  :o)  (And he really is a wise and intelligent guy!)

I had a couple ideas when I sat down to make this card but ended up going in a totally different direction.
I stamped the blue background with oak leaves from the Stampin Up! (SU!) set called "Lovely as a Tree".
Added a layer of brown with the staples.  Staples are an easy way to embellish a male's card.  This is my first time using them.
The tree in the center is also from the SU! set "Lovely as a Tree".
The owl is from SU! hostess set "Cute by the Inch".
Happy birthday is just an old hand me down I received.  But I punched it out with the word window punch from SU!
Lastly the ink is all done with SU! Chocolate Chip brown.

My only beef about this card is that I put the brown square on a touch crooked.  But I noticed too late. Oh well... at least you know it's hand made.

I'm participating in two challenges with this card:
Allsorts Challenge blog wants us to use at least three stamps.
Annabelle Stamps wants us to use squares.

Thanks for swinging by!


  1. Hi Mary! Hope your Brother enjoyed his the background you created and that owl is too cute!!! Thanks for playing with us again this week at AnnaBelle STamps.....I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Isn't it crazy how a card takes on a life of it's own? This is totally awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  3. Another great card Mary! I love this image and is perfect for a male card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us this week :)