Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Making a Classic Masculine Birthday Card

I love the classic images when I am making masculine birthday cards - I make a lot of them,  I do the cards for our church along with a big family and lots of friends. 
 I tend to be more conservative making the "man" cards using traditional images
 and deep rich man colors!

Here is my card:

For this card, I picked one of the Magenta classic images.  This beautiful Owl was such a pleasure to color.   I actually had to do it twice the first time I grabbed the wrong ink pad and used a watercolor on a memento ink: Which caused the image to just about dissolve.  I liked how it came out but, that was not what I wanted for this card! So instead of stamping out a new image, I just switched to alcohol markers as I stamped it twice ( I always do).

Here is the difference: This image was done in Alcohol markers the second in watercolor.  I did use the second image to make my owl and create the moon effect.


I created layers using the Birchbark wrapping paper, 
mirror paper  and a page from an old book all from stash:

I purchased these fun pads from Amazon to keep my swatches together - Love them!

 I still have this guy to create with, I think he will become an ATC!

Here's the stamp with a link:


This image is 3.25x2.5
A really nice size for a focal image and an ATC!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Ginny M

I decided I really did want to make that ATC,
here It is!


  1. Wonderful card and ATC Ginny - love the 'loose' colouring of the owl on the ATC. The card is a great one for a man

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