Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Partner!

Growing up as the youngest of four children, and the only girl, I endured a lot of teasing from my big brothers.  Now that we are all "grown up" I can never pass up the chance at getting back just a little with birthday cards each year that gently (hehehehe) point out the fact that as we all get older, they will always be older then me;)  Two of my brothers have birthdays the first week of March, so this weekend was masculine birthday card time.  So today, I thought I would share one of them:

I saw this stamp by Art Impressions in a local store this past year and knew immediately that I had to have it for my youngest big brother - the John Wayne lover of the family.  I colored him in with my copics and grunged up the edges a bit by sponging on some ink.  I used the cuttlebug star embossing folder and an SU star brad to give it a sheriff feel, and framed the image using nesties labels 8.  And just in case my big bro missed the "old" cowboy look, I stamped the envelope with one of my favorite postmark stamps from inkadinkado...."Rush Delivery - Addressee is getting old fast!"  Luckily, everyone in my family has the same sense of humor, huh?  Other Supplies:  SU white, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Moxie patterned paper, Palette Burnt Umber ink, SU designer label punch.   Have a great week and Happy Stamping!

Joan Signature

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous masculine card! Perfect for that John Wayne loving brother! ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life

Vicki said...

Perfect masculine card! I'm sure your brother will appreciate both your artwork and the humor in this card.

Joanne Gilch said...

I just love to find masculine cards. I think they are hard to plan at first then it gets easier as I go. thanks.

Rhonda said...

This is a great card and very well put together. I am sure your brother will enjoy this one!

Cheryl said...

Great masculine card! I love how the paper, the embossing, the embellishments works so well together. I am sure he will love this card.

Kathy said...

Great manly card. Love the sentiment you used on the envelope too. That's so funny.

paperpedaler said...

Great card! Creating cards for men is difficult, but you really did an awesome job with this one. He will love that you were so creative for his birthday. :)