Consider Yourself Vintage: A Birthday Card for Rod


My hubby turns 48 tomorrow, and as usual I left it to the last minute to create a card for him.  Male cards are definitely not my forte.  I decided to combine one of my new Carabelle Studio Stamps with some vintage collage images and create a card with a fun but grungy vintage feel.......


I started by using four shades of Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles and Aged Mahogany  to color in a piece of white cardstock for my background. Once dry I stamped with Versamark the Layered Strips Stamp from Carabelle Studio and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  I then used various torn paper strips and added these over the top before coloring once more with my Distress Inks.  I also added some stamped polka dots (Darkroom Door Texture Stamp) with black archival ink to complete my background.

A piece of text paper, a vintage ticket collage image and a Vintage Gentleman Image were all used for my foreground along with the stamped sentiment (Unity Stamp Co KOTM) which was layered onto black cardstock.  To tone down and give a more aged appearance to the white cardstock of the Gentleman Image and Sentiment I used Antique Linen Distress Stain.

A piece of black cardstock embossed with numbers was used to add further interest to the bottom of this card.

My sentiment Consider Yourself Vintage shows on the outside of the card, while inside I have added and just like a Good Wine you'll only get better with age.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.





13 comments:

Lizzyc said...

I also find male cards more of a challenge.. but this card looks wonderful.. welldone.. very masculine.. I hope he has a happy birthday!

Nancy said...

Perfect maculine birthday card. The sentiment is too funny!!

Becky said...

Well you created an awesome masculine card Danielle.. Masculine cards are not my favorite either but you did a fabulous job on this one.

Tammy said...

Fabulous vintage card, great background you've created! Happy birthday to your husband!

Kathleen White said...

Well done on this masculine card. It is fabulous! thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Very cool card! Happy Birthday, Mr May!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Raechelle Bellus said...

Your background work is fantastic! This is a super card. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Lynn McAuley said...

I cannot tell you how awesome this is, Danie! I love every perfect detail!!
A masculine masterpiece!

N Zver said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

Christina Lampropoulou said...

This is a stunning bday card!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it at Frosted Designs !!!

Julie Short said...

What a terrific card Danie!I hope Rod had a fabulous day!

Deborah Frings said...

What a fantastic birthday card for your hubby - love the sentiment, goes so well with the image. The background is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room challenge!