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!


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!



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

  2. So gorgeous Marilyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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