Manly Birthday - TPE #301

Hello Monday again!

It's now time once again 
for another fun challenge with 
Ella and her team 
Theme---Masculine Birthday

Stop by The PiNK Elephant Challenge blog and check out the inspiring work the rest of the team has left for you!

Below is my card:

You would think with nothing but testosterone in my house, masculine cards would be right up my alley.  However, not so much.  I sometimes struggle with creating something manly for the men in my life.  I don't even have very many masculine stamp sets, but slowly I am accumulating a few more.  

For this card I used some wooden stamps from Michaels own line, Recollections.  I think I picked it up a year or so ago because I was still lacking in masculine stamps.  I like the ship, it's pretty classic as are the shell stamps.  I stamped the ship with Timber Brown ink onto patterned paper from We R Memories "Indian Summer" pad and the background paper is also from the same pad.  I adhered them to an embossed background, I think it's Sizzix.  I stamped the seashells in the same Timber Brown and fussy cut them, ran them through my Xyron so they would stick well.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and also stamped in Timber Brown.  I finished off the card tying some rope knots and sticking to all four corners.

For Following Challenges:

I'm entering in the following challenges this week:  Freshly Made Sketches, AAA Cards, Mod Squad Challenge and Seize the Birthday.

Mod Squad Challenge-- Masculine

Anything Goes

PiNK Elephant Blessings!
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Desire Fourie said...

Nance this is a wonderful masculine design. Love the scene and the embossing.
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Joyce Erb said...

WOW, over the top beautiful! I may have to CASE this:-) Love how you framed the scene and the embossed background. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad ChallengeIf you’ve haven't become a follower yet, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you’ve already followed us, thank you so much!

Amy O said...

What a great masculine card! I love the the nautical details. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super classy and elegant Nance.
Love your stormy BG too - simply awesome
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

Shawna Standish said...

I am 3 cards away from you and I noticed we used the same stamp.. Your card is so beautiful. The shells are proportioned and the knot frame. I just love it and thank you for sharing.

Jen Timko said...

Oh my....those little knots and this great collage of color....amazing! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Nancy said...

Super masculine card! Love all the texture and the colors! Thanks for joining us this time at Seize the Birthday and hope to see you again soon!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is fantastic!! Love that color block background and the brown ink for the images is perfect atop that gorgeousness. Love the accent of the shells and the jute. I love this! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

Victoria Lavender said...

Very enjoyable card, I like the inking especially. I mention the Pink Elephant challenges weekly at "Looking 4 challenges" ( It's a challenge listing where you find the game to play by it's inspiring game image. Your challenge blog is so cute that I include it (I include challenges who use game images)and I make up a game image just for fun. Please drop by to see.
Thanks for playing AAA Cards- For the Guys! Cheers, Victoria

Linda Beeson said...

It was perfect to emboss that card base on your great card, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

Jill Vickers said...

The patterned paper that you chose for the background is the perfect complement to that ship - it really creates the masculine feel of the card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill