Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Special Birthday


My oldest son will be celebrating his birthday this week. I received (earlier than expected) a super package of stamps yesterday from Inspired by Stamping. I had already made a card quite a while ago for my son but could not wait to ink these stamps so I made him another one.  They are such super, masculine stamps. Everything on this card is IBS stamps  except the star which I punched. I punched a brown star and then punched another and cut it down to fit over the first one and inked it by swiping with my blue ink pad. All ingredients are in my recipe below.

I'll be entering my card into these challenges:
Inspired by Stamping WHW #114-Anything Goes-also there you will find a wonderful tutorial on prepping your new IBS stamps.
I'll also enter my card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest for August.
My card is also going into the Inspired by Stamping August Blog Hop-Create a masculine card
Wow! So many ways to win with this company.

I'm playing for the first time at newly found (for me) Alphabet Challenge Blog-N for newest stamp or decoupage. Got my new stamps in the mail yesterday and immediately made this card. What a fun challenge.

I'm also playing at Sweet Stamps #131-Anything Goes

I guess this will have to be it for me for this week. Don't think I can play again until next week. If not,
hope you all have a grand weekend. I'll be celebrating my son's birthday with the family. Hmmmmm...birthday cake! :-)

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Guy Sentiments,  Arrows stamp set, Background Basics IV
Paper-PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink-VersaMagic Aegean Blue, Memento Cottage Ivy, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories-Fiskars XL Star lever punch

30 comments:

Cathy said...

Awesome card! You have such a light and lovely style.

Angel 007 said...

Eine tolle Herrenkarte, Benzi. Mir gefallen die neuen Stempel sehr und Du hast Dir eine wunderbare Kreation damit ausgedacht.
Über diese Karte wird sich Dein Sohn ganz bestimmt freuen.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and love the masculine stamps. Happy Birthday to your Son tfs!

Sheena said...

Great card - I love your colours and the masculine theme! Happy Birthday to your son!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Sheena
xxx

Basslady said...

what a totally cool card, hun!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Basslady said...

sweetie, it's me again! ;-)
thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

Sure he will love this! Greta job :)

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great masculine card Benzi-love the new stamps-have a wonderful celebration with your son

Carol L said...

He's sure to enjoy this card when he opens it! I love all the masculine touches with neckties, bow ties and pipes, but the big arrow is a real eye-catcher! Enjoy your week!

Leah said...

What a perfectly fun masculine card! Love what you did with all the images. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Rose said...

oh he is going to love this!! love all the bow ties :)
So glad you linked up with us on IBS :)

Grace Tolman said...

super awesome card. Thank you for playing along with us at IBS.

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Benzi! This is such a fantastic card with lots of amazing details! Happy Birthday to your oldest son! Hugs, Joanna

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this -- your dual colored bg looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in at IBS!

Davi said...

REally Fab card for your son Brenda!! I love the different colored plaids you created and the layers. A perfect man card :) Have a great weekend!

Bonnie said...

Great colors and images for a masculine card! Your son is sure to love it! Isn't it fun to get a box of goodies in the mail?

nwilliams6 said...

Hope you have lots of birthday fun with your son! Great birthday card for a guy! Very cool stamps and your colors are just perfect for it. Well done. Hope this weekend is sunny and hot like you like it my friend. Football is just around the corner! Roll Tide!

JD/ Jill said...

Great masculine card! Happy Birthday to your son.

Lynne in NI said...

What a fabulous manly card! Happy Birthday to your son ... have an extra piece of that cake for me (2 pieces if it's chocolate cake hahaha)

Maria said...

Fabulous masculine card for your son! Happy birthday to him! Looks like you received some wonderful happy mail and had lots of fun! Take care, hugs!

Pam~ said...

Ooooh, I love getting stamping goodies in the mail...lucky you! You put those stamps to good use too. Awesome masculine card! I know your son will appreciate getting two cards!

Have a great weekend! You should enjoy this one ... hot and sunny! :)

Charlene said...

Such a super adorable masculine card!!! Happy B'day to him!!

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Love your new stamp set! Men cards can be hard to make...you did a fabulous job! He is going to love this card!

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Roxx.T

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is too cool and fabulous all rolled into one!! Love how you didn't use any patterned paper and created it all with the IBS stamps. Great creation and thank you for sharing it with us at SweetStamps and IBS.

rudlis said...

Fabulous! Beautiful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps Challenge.

Angie said...

Super fun card with the pipes, ties and cool arrow! Great card! Happy Birthday to your son and a Happy day to you too. I always think MOM should get a present on their child's birthday because it's such a special day for us too!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Now those are some cool masculine images. The border of ties and pipes is really so clever and cute. The argyle plaid screams masculine (socks really...lol) What a great looking card. Awesome stamps.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining our challenge at SweetStamps.com

Ellen said...

Bet your son loved this! What fantastic images and design! You always rock the masculine cards!
Hugs!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are so good about participating in cchallenges....what a very cool masc. card.....fab 'guy' images