Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbered Birthday

It's another Tuesday in August - and I'm back for my 2nd week as Guest Designer for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge.  This week we are to make a masculine Numbered Birthday Card.
I made mine for DH Kent - this is how old he will be on his next birthday in January 2016 -  I hope I remember where I hide this so I can give it to him then!!   I just love the bold look of the oversized numbers - they are dies from Papertrey Ink.  The background is stamped with Spooky Tree from Waltzingmouse. The two sentiment stamps are from Inkadinkado Bird Assortment.
I used my long forgotten Owl punch from Stampin Up for the cute little critter and the Small Gothic Window die from Poppy Stamps. I sponged Ranger Distress Broken China ink over the edges of the piece inside the window frame.  The heart and eyes on the owl are popped up on foam dots.
I die cut the Alterations Small Easel out of kraft card stock and adhered it onto the back of my card  panel so it can be displayed nicely on a shelf or windowsill!

I hope you'll join us this week - and link up your Numbered Birthday masculine creation!  Who do you know that is having a special numbered birthday??  You'll find all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team over at the Cardz 4 Guyz blog!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Spooky Tree - Waltzingmouse, Bird Assortment - Inkadinkado.
Paper:  White, Vintage Cream Linen, Dard Chocolate, True Black, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream - PTI, patterned paper - Sn@p Simple Stories.
Ink:  Dark Chocolate and True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Broken China
Accessories:  Extra large 2 step Owl Punch - SU, Number Dies - PTI, Small Gothic Window Die - Poppy Stamps, Lead the Way Arrows - MFT, Small Easel die - Tim Holtz/Alterations.


~amy~ said...

This is soooo adorable, love that owl!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a great card Julia! I love how you built a scene, complete with a little owl and a tree outside the window, how fabulous! Love the big numbers too! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Julia! Love the little hootie! I saw a great horned last night in my new neighborhood! So happy :)

Redanne said...

I love how the cute little owl sits in that gorgeous gothic window. I wish someone had sent me a birthday card with big numbers on like that, I always forget how old I am and it would be a great reminder! Love this card, hope you don't forget when you put it either! Hugs, Anne xx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a fun card! I think your husband will get a chuckle out of it. I love the bold numbers, too!

Thanks for joining us for our Animals challenge at Cut it Up!


Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute and as adorable as can be. I love your sweet owl!

Cazro said...

I love everything about your card, and I am sure your 61 coming up 62 DH will too. A fabulous design for Cardz 4 Guyz. So happy to have you as a guest. Caz

Becca Cruger said...

Haha - this is so fantastic! Love the punny sentiment and that die cut owl is a hoot! (see what I did there?)

Annette Allen said...

WOW that is so awesome.. I love that adorable little owl..

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That's wonderful Julia, love the sentiment and the owl is so cute!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great masculine card Julia- I like that you turned it to an easel card- Kent will love it-hope your summer is going well

Shari Trumbull said...

Look at you go, Julia!! Making b-day cards 5 months in advance!! I hope your hubbie doesn't peek at your blog--he'll see his card early!! ;) LOL!! Another darling card, Julia!! XOXO-Shari

Larelyn said...

Oooooh, love the easel-how clever. Great card. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.