Sunday, April 21, 2013

Celebrate your 20th!

Hello, I'm sharing a card that I made for a nephew who's turning 20 in a couple of months.  The current challenge over at Dynamic Duos #49 is a perfect fit for the card I had in mind.  We all know how difficult masculine cards can be.  You ribbon, pearls or glitter!

Here's the challenge graphic for DD #49.
See what I mean?  And the dessert option is: Masculine Theme.

Edited to add:
I'm also playing along with the sketch challenge at RetroSketches #60.  Their sketches are always a great starting point!


I used a numbers impression plate for the gray panel on this card.  That patterned paper?  That's from a long-retired DSP pack from Stampin' Up!  I was so glad to find a pattern in gray and white AND it's a maculine-looking print, don't you think?
Anyway, I did quite a lot of layering and popped up most of those layers with foam tape.  I'm really pleased with the results.
Thanks so much for taking a look today!

Card stock: basic black, basic gray (SU), white (PTI)
Stamps: signature greetings (PTI)
DSP: walk in the park (SU)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine)
Other: white bakers twine (SU), by the numbers  impression plate, by the numbers die collection, notebook page die (PTI), foam tape (3M), scor-tape (Sookwang)


  1. Great masculine bday card in these colors!

  2. Fabulous Susie. What a great masculine design!

  3. Oooo, love this Susie! What a striking design!!

  4. Love this! Great job getting two challenges in one card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos and Retrosketches this week.

  5. Great work, Susie! I bet your nephew will love this fabulous card!

  6. Fantastic job with both these challenges. You answered our black/white masculine challenge wonderfully! Love the DP pattern and the embossed texture in the background. Perfectly masculine. ;-) Thank you so much for joining our Dynamic Duos challenge this week!


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