Sunday, 27 June 2010

Happy Birthday Mr B

Here's a card I finished yesterday, having inked the image a week ago, it's a birthday card for an old reprobate friend who at the age of 81 is planning to spend his weekend at a motorbike sprint and has a garage full of vintage bikes.

The image was a RAK from my blogging friend Debby, sorry I can't find the name of the stamping company. It's black embossed and I used Distress Inks sponged to give it a glow. The paper is My Mind's Eye - they have a few ranges with just the perfect stripes to go with everything. Maybe it's a hangover from my quilting, but I do love to use stripes, especially for a man's card:). The sentiment is Elusive Images, embossed in Copper rather than gold, brads are from my stash. And that's it. Nothing more to add to it because it's a man card :).

I based my card on a beautiful, simple sketch at Truly Scrumptious, that to me works perfectly for a masculine card. As you can see, I didn't take up their optional strawberry & cream theme :), and I'm also entering for Charizma Cardz "one for the boys" challenge.

Happy Birthday Mr B!


  1. Gorgeous rich colours and wonderful retro image. Beautiful card!

  2. Hi Anne, stunning card, fabulous colours and I love that image - it's sensational. Like the sound of your friend - I'd like to think I'd be zooming off on a motorbike at the age of 81 lol.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Beautiful card, great image and love the colours

    Thanks for joining us on TS


  4. What a great card. Your friend sounds like an amazing man. I have a few men in my life who'd love this card too, what is it with men and motorbikes!!!
    Hugs Lisax

  5. Fabulous card! Love the image and your layout and especially the sponging around the bike, really makes it stand out.

  6. A great card Anne, your old reprobate will love it !!

  7. This is the most wonderful masculine card, it's fab. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  8. Fantastic manly card. Love the colors and the sponging around the main image is a great touch.

  9. Hi Anne--GREAT card!! My son is a trucker/biker and this would be so appropriate for him!!
    Congrats on top 3!!


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