Masculine Birthday Card


I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I spent it with family and friends and just enjoyed the time together. I ended Christmas day with a terrible sinus cold though, so I'm just taking it easy this weekend and trying to recover.

So I thought I would stop in and share a masculine themed birthday card that I made for my father-in-law, who is celebrating a birthday this weekend. I actually bought the stamp awhile ago with this card in mind since him and my husband love to fish out on the water.

I love Penny Black cling stamps because they make it so easy to colour and create personalized cards. I've used them in the past for my daughter's graduation, a friend's daughter who was starting college and my husband's and my anniversary. Just really cute 'people' images that can be adapted to anyone in your life. ;)

Happy Birthday


I kept the card pretty simple in design to let the coloured stamped image be the focal point on the card. I just stamped the image onto Copic X-Press It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then coloured it in with Copic markers.

For a little bit of detail and added dimension, I stamped his hat a second time on a separate piece of cardstock, coloured it and then cut it out. I then adhered it to the fully coloured image with foam adhesive. I also added glossy accents to the water in the bucket and to the latch and the handle on the tackle box.

I die cut the finished piece with the largest pierced rectangle stax die from My Favorite Things and then layered it onto Simon Says Stamp Olive Cardstock. I then adhered it to a Simon Says Stamp Khaki card base.

And the colours of the cardstock go perfectly with the Hero Arts Wet Cement envelopes! ;)


I also have a winner to announce for the January Simon Says Stamp card kit.
Huge congrats to Larissa Heskett!!
Please email me with your contact info and I'll get your kit sent out to you!! ;)

And in case you missed it, all of the winners from the Hero Arts blog hop were posted on the Hero Arts blog here.

Thanks for stopping by -
Be back soon!



  1. I love your masculine card Stephanie! I actually forgot I have this stamp until I saw your card! Also thank you for posting the link to the Hero Arts blog hop winners! I WON! I completely forgot about it..with the holidays..and my surgery it just slipped my mind, so thank you again! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year!

  2. Hi sweetie this is very pretty in fabulous colours, hugs Pops x x x

  3. OMG!! This is absolutely AWESOME!! ;) I LOVE the image and the coloring you did!! Yeah!! I won too!! YIPPEE to me such an AMAZING New Years Present!! THANKS so much for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous New Year's Week!! ;)