Masculine Monday #18 - They Say it's Your Birthday...

For this week's Masculine Monday card I was inspired by the challenge at
 Cards 4 Guyz. The challenge is to make a card inspired by a film, 
a book or a song. I chose a song.
Every time someone has a birthday the Birthday Song by the Beatles
pops in my head and I have to sing it.

I used the Bold Wishes stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays to stamp the 
sentiment on another piece of paper. I was thinking I'd use a race car, then candles, then a birthday cake...I settled on the birthday cake and went 
looking for the stamp I wanted. 
BUT I came across this Bottleful Of stamp set from Altenew and went AHA!

I used iced spruce distress oxide ink to stamp the bottle and then thought
I'd stamp it off again to see what it looked liked. I liked the way it didn't cover the stamp completely.

Well, I liked the stamped off image better but I stamped it on the back of some circles I'd stamped for this card. Lucky for me it didn't show through
so I stamped the sentiment over top of the bottle.
I had a piece of paper sitting on my desk that I had swiped some distress oxide inks on and sponged the edges with early espresso. I used that and a 
piece of black cardstock to ground the image.

This card didn't end up anything like the idea I originally started out with,
I think it turned out better.

I am also playing along with the anything goes challenge over at

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick, basic black
stamp sets: Bottleful of (Altenew), Bold Wishes (CAS-ual Fridays)
ink: early espresso, versafine onyx black (SSS)
distress oxide inks (Tim Holtz): iced spruce, peeled paint, walnut stain
big shot: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
foam sheet (Michaels)


Sue - said…
A perfect masculine make! Thanks for joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz
Cazro said…
This is such an unusual card, a brilliant masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Caz :) It was a fun one to make.
Trina P. said…
Love this masculine birthday card, Susan. Second generation stamping of the bottle definitely gives it a cool frosty look. Love it when a card turns out better than imagined. 😉.
Thank you Trina :) I never thought of it as looking frosty but I guess it does :)
Barbara said…
Wow, I really like how this ended up So masculine and I really like to stamped off bottle. I must remember that. Great idea and I find it hard to make a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Barbara :)