Friday, June 10, 2011

Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenge #76 Magnificent Men!

Happy Friday everyone!  We are having a beautiful breezy day here today in Montreal.  A wonderful change from the humidity.  I made a birthday card for a friend who’s turning 50 tomorrow.  I combined an old photograph of him in his younger days, and a stamp from Bugaboo featuring the adorable “Gus”.  Who doesn’t love that “old fart”!

                   50th Birthday Elma

I made a recessed window card, and placed his “younger days” photo in the middle, and added photo corners made from the card stock, it gives it a framed look.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from C.C. Designs.  I computer generated the “50” then layered it on cardstock cut with the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies.

                                 50th Birthday Elma (3)

This is the inside with the “Gus” image which I colored with Copics, and then cut and layered using the oval and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  I’ve had this designer paper for ages, and it was perfect for a male card.  I’ve used a Martha Stewart punch for the green border,  and the Couture Diamond Trellis embossing folder for the cream card stock layer, and then a Doodlebug button to finish it off.

                 50th Birthday Elma (2)

This is a close up of the digital image, it hides the back of the recessed window, and adds some dimension and fun to the inside of the card.  I think he is going to get a real kick out of this card, and at the same time reminisce about his younger days!

Challenges:

Stampavie And More – Challenge #144 More Than A Fold (Recessed Window Card)

The Paper Variety – For The Guys!

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #23 How Old?

PaperPlay Challenges – Week 23 Father’s Day/Man’s Card.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – A Card For A Man or Boy.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #56 Father’s Day/Male Card.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

12 comments:

  1. Love it Marilyn...what a fab 50th card :) Your friend should be really rapt with this!
    Hugs xx

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  2. So gorgeous Marilyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  3. What a lovely card
    thanks for joining in at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan
    GDT
    xx

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  4. That's so cool to use a photo in a card! Great idea. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

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  5. great card
    Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  6. GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

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  7. Fabolous!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week
    Heidy

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  8. FABULOUS! Im sure he loved it! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

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  9. Oh my gosh this is terrific!!! I love everything about it. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April

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  10. Oooh I love your male cards! Thanks you so much for sharing your talent at PaperPlay this week! Please feel free to enter my magnolia candy at my blog.
    Alicia xx
    http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com/

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  11. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
    Hugs Nadell

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  12. great card. Thanks for joining us at sew many cards.

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