Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mister!

Good Morning Friends!

Yay! The weekend is here! After a terrible weather week here in our area, I am looking forward to some calm Spring weather this weekend! Beautiful today with sunshine and a cool breeze! Even the animals seem calmer and happier!

I had been asked to create some masculine birthday cards. Today I would like to share one of them with you. I tend to keep masculine cards simpler but with an extra touch or two.

This project started with a My Mind's Eye card base. This particular base put me in the mind of a man's vest. Keeping it simple, I rounded the outside corners and sponged the outside edge with Really Rust craft ink. The pocket watch is stamped in the same ink and outlined with gold metallic pen. The "hands" on the watch are tool brads. I used a Hero Arts stamp for the greeting and used the Cuttlebug and Labels Four die to cut it out. I also used the gold pen around this layer. The sentiment inside was computer generated. I thought about adding more embellishments but decided I liked the clean look for an older gentleman's card.

I hope your week has gone well! Are you ready for a new month and Mother's Day? I sure am! April has been hectic to say the least! Spring really came in like a lion for us this year! Now I am ready for some "lamb" days!

Thank you for stopping by today! Your visits always bring a smile and leave me with a happy heart! Please come back again soon!

Blessings to you,


  1. I love the timepiece and the color combination. Beautiful design, Vicki!
    I'm glad the weather is clearing up for you, it has been so wild and unpredictable lately. Hope your weekend is sunny and warm!

  2. Vicki, thanks for leaving your comment on my post, do not worry I will get back to the shadow pictures sooner or later but just wanted to take a break. I like this card, I think it's great... did you see my other post on cards? I make some but yours are the best!
    Hugs and Happy Weekend!

  3. The dreaded masculine cards ;) but yours is just right! I love the way you used the tool brads for the hands---> the cleverness of you! What a perfect detail. Big hugs, my friend :)

  4. Very nice card Vicki. I hate trying to come up with ideas for masculine cards. Yours is amazingly done! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Great masculine card Vicki - always the hardest for me. The tools are the perfect touch. Hugs, Dru

  6. Hi Vicki,

    I am so impressed with this vintage looking card... looks like a collectible.

    As you can see, I am a follower now and happily so.

    I love the flowers from your mum's garden on the header. And I was touched to read about you. You are such a positive and happy person.

    Thanks for the kind words of encouragement on Going green.

    Happy crafting,


  7. Hi Vicki!
    hope all is well!

    beautiful card, love the clock & tools! Would be perfect for my carpenter hubby!
    hugs & blessings

  8. Hi Vicki!

    I thought I'd stop in and say hi and see what you're up to. This card came out great! I have such a difficult time creating cards for men. It's hard to keep it simple but yet exciting and you combined it perfect! I hope your enjoying spring and doing well!


  9. Great masculine card, like you I struggle with man cards but you nailed it with this one alright, watches work well:)


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