Sunday, January 20, 2019

40th Masculine Birthday

Hello there.  I'm back to share a fun masculine birthday card I made for my brother who will be celebrating a milestone in a few weeks.


Stamped the elephant with Copic friendly black ink on X-press It cardstock.  Coloured with grey Copic markers then die cut out with the coordinating die.  Each number was then die cut from white cardstock twice.  One was coloured with a B99 Copic marker, then they were offset with the white ones.  Happy and birthday were white heat embossed on a black strip.


The pinking edge rectangle was die cut once from Kraft and twice from black.  They were mounted together for dimension.  Black splatters were added to the Kraft piece for a bit of texture.  Thought it would be fun to have the elephant hold the numbers, so all elements were assembled onto a Kraft card base to finish.


Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.








Challenges:
Winnie & Walter - Rerun No. 38 Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs
Inspirational - #178 Designers' Choice Use Kraft
Watercooler Wednesday - #204 Gail's Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room - #102 Anything Goes, optional twist Beverages
Seize the Birthday - #157 Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Stamping Only



 


18 comments:

Bonnie said...

Perfect card for your brother, Trina! Love that elephant and the way you've stacked and colored the number! Life begins at 40!

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute and sweet, but perfect for a male!! A great work full of love for your brother! :)

Cindy H. said...

What a great card for the guys! Love how you have the elephant (in the room:)) showing the milestone achievement!

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever little scene you've created and such fun. Great colour combination and loving the dimension too x Gorgeous card for your brother's 'special' birthday x.

sandie said...

A really fun card Trina, bet your brother is going to love this. The subtle colouring of the elephant is a lovely contrast to the bright numbers. Adore all this dimension. Thanks for joining Ink

nancy littrell said...

Such a fun and sweet elephant celebrating a milestone birthday. I love your stacked numbers being held up by your cute elephant. A wonderful design on Kraft paper for your brothers special birthday. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy.

Linby said...

wow this looks so professional - fab card.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Male Room challenge.
Linby x
DT

Loll said...

So fun!! Your brother is going to love this!! Great card, my friend! xx

Billie A said...

I love this fun masculine card. Your brother will love it. I have to look at my images outside of the box. I need to remember this idea. I l the fun image and colors. Of course love Kraft..

Christine Alexander said...

Great card Trina, I love the way your elephant juggling with the 4 and the 0, also perfect colour choice for your brother :)

Dotty Jo x said...

What a clever card! I love how you used the open arms of the ellie to hold the numbers, Jo x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable card! I just love the cute ellie :) Thanks for joining in at STB

Lady Joyful said...

What a fun birthday card! I love that adorable elephant. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Greta said...

Such a cute card & perfect for your brother's big BD! I really love the kraft & splatters!

Nancy said...

Had to stop by and give you some love on this adorable card! Your brother is going to love this!! Great card, and so happy you linked up with us at Seize the Birthday or I may have missed it!

cm said...

Trina, you've created *the* perfect card to celebrate your brother's milestone birthday (40 was a long, long time ago for me!). I know he'll love it, as do I! Tickled pink to see your artistry in the Inkspirational gallery!
hugs~carol

Monika Reeck said...

Clever
Manly idea...
and the coloring is funtastic Trina
too darn cute adorable
LOVE!!
hugs
Monika

sandie said...

Congrats on getting top picks at Inkspirational