A Birthday for US183, CTD216, CFC77

Monday, November 5, 2012

As far as I'm concerned all the stamping stars have aligned because I was in need of a card for my nephew's 20th birthday when along comes this fantastic color challenge from The Color Throwdown, a great sketch from Unscripted Sketches and a masculine challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  All I can say is "Yahoo!"



I really have trouble with masculine cards and add in the fact that this card was for a 20 year old man and I was in full-blown panic mode.  I couldn't destroy my reputation as being the cool aunt by making a card that was too sappy!  And I have no idea what is in the mind of a 20 year old man.  Ok, I have some idea but I have limited stamping supplies!  So I played it safe with some blotchy stamps from Clockworks and a sentiment that is very non-girly.

In any event, the jury is still out because his birthday isn't until next week.  He's very polite so I probably wouldn't know if he hated it anyway!

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15 Responses to “A Birthday for US183, CTD216, CFC77”

SmilynStef said...

Looks like you rocked masculine to me ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Kim S said...

Fantastic! I so love how you have popped the bit of pumpkin in there!

chris cesar said...

I am amother of 2 boys aged 22 and 25, your card match for a young man!
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Chris

Broni said...

LOVE this use of the colors, Jen! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Nicole said...

Love every element of this card... Even with stitching, it still looks masculine. He's got to love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Unscripted Sketches.

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card for all three challenges Jen - I'm sure he'll love it too!!!

Erin said...

Really great masculine card!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Its perfect for a 20 yo guy! Could use for anyone at any age for that matter! Very handsome.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this card design! Fabulous use of the colors and I know your nephew will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! Love all that kraft with the black for a guy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Geri said...

Wow! This is awesome! One amazing card; three challenges...I am guessing winner in all three! The pop of orange is absolute creative genius. Thanks for choosing to use this week's Unscripted sketch :)

Tracey said...

Great take on this week sketch and love the masculine feel. Its always good to see male cards as people often find them hard to do.
Thanks for playing along this week at Unscripted Sketches.

Julie Hoffman said...

Fabulous CAS card! Love the colors and layout!

Lisa A. said...

What a very cool card, Jen!! Love the layout and all the wonderful elements on your card!! Handsome, in deed!! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week and sharing your lovely creativity:)!!

Stephanie said...

great card...love the stitching! Wonderful take on this week's sketch. Thank you for playing at Unscripted Sketches♥