Masculine Birthday

 I pulled out some old favorites to create a fishing themed, masculine birthday card.  One of my favorite things about stamping is the ability to customize your creations.  I wanted a fishing theme card, but could not find the just right papers.  I solved the problem, by creating my own. I chose a woodgrain paper from the retired Seas the Day Collection.  I then inked up a fish pattern with the retired Great Outdoors stamp set.

The top layer of the happy was die cut three times and adhered together for more dimension.  I applied the birthday sentiment block with 3-D foam dots to keep it from blending into the background.  A piece of mink twine and a few sequins finish off the card.  Super simple card that was customized for the recipient. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

CC101812 The Great Outdoors Stamp Set (retired)
Z3718 Stitched Together Cardmaking Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle (retired)
X7255B Seas the Day Paper Pack (retired)
X5947 Mink Cardstock
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4221 Mink Twine
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA Birthday-Pattern Paper
Make My Monday-Masculine Birthday
Retro Rubber Challenge-Pattern Paper, Ocean, Texture (stamps, paper, twine is all around 2 years old)

Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. WOW!! This is gorgeous! I love how you created your background, wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  2. This is SO PRETTY!!! Those fish stamped directly on the B&T is such a perfect touch!

  3. Your card is awesome! Thanks for joining our Make My Monday challenge.

  4. GREAT masculine card...that fishy paper is fabulous! You had me at BLUE too! Great sentiment! So happy you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  5. A super masculine card. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Caz.DT.

  6. Have only one word: GORGEOUS! I absolutely love your masculine card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

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  7. That is such a fabulous way to customise a paper. Perfect masculine card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  8. That's some awesome paper you got there. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday! I hope to see you again next month.

  9. I love the simplicity of this. Just what a guy who goes fishing would love for sure. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join again! Tina


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