Masculine: Birthday!

Hello again!

I’m back with another card today… I just couldn’t resist sharing this one! You know when you create something and you think “oh!I like that!”… well this is what happened with this one! Hope you enjoy it as well! 🙂

Quick Instructions:

Well to be honest, this card is kind of them that you can never make exactly the same due to the randomness of the colors and some techniques but I can give you an idea of how I made it. I started by smooshing Distress inks on a non-porous crafting surface, sprayed them with a bit of water and dragging and dabbing my cardstock over them a few times, drying the layers in between each try. Once happy, I used the similar color Oxides with a blending tool over the stencils listed below. I then made some water splatters to create a watercolor effect. (Love doing that!). I inked the edges with Walnut stain and then I used black Archival ink to stamp all my images on my panel. I watercolored everything with Prima Confections Watercolors (mixing colors from 3 different sets to match the colors of my background). Next I stamped the human figure on white cardstock and colored him using the same watercolors. I let him dry and then I fussy cut him leaving a little bit of a white border. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and adhered everything down to complete my card. I used double sided foam tape for the figure to make him pop a bit more. And the card was done!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz -Distress Oxides: Broken china, vintage photo, walnut stain
  • Tim Holtz – Distress Inks: Hickory smoke, faded jeans, rusty hinge, tea dye, gathered twigs
  • Prima Confections Watercolors:Decadent pies/ Tropicals/The classics
  • DooLally Pip: Time Travel stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz- Blueprints 1 stamp set
  • Your Next Stamp: Whatnot sentiments four stamp set
  • The Crafters Workshop: Mini Specimens stencil
  • Tim Holtz – Layering stencil – Splatters
  • Versamark Ink
  • Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Regular embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Watercolor brush
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Double sided tape

I entered this card to the following challenges. If you have the time I would encourage you to follow the links and join the fun! 🙂


  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Masculine

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make it masculine

  • Word Art Wednesday: #286-287 Anything goes

  • Great Impressions: June -Masculine


  • Happy Little Stampers: June Watercolour Challenge

  • Penny Black and More: June Anything Goes

  • Stampin’ Sensations: June – Use your favorite stamp

Thank you all for stopping by!Have a fantastic day!




22 thoughts on “Masculine: Birthday!”

  1. Your backrgound is absolutely stunning! Im in love!

    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again next week!
    X Zoey

  2. Great card and colours, a fun image and lovely Oxide background, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to have a look at my creations! 🙂
      Hope you have a nice day and I would love to see you again soon!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a nice comment,Gayatri!Much appreciated! 🙂
      And very pleased you like my card! 🙂

  3. A great card in lovely colours and you’ve made a beautiful background, great effect! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  4. Nice card!Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

    JO ANN

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