Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Masculine Birthday

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Today is the 1st Wednesday of the month and it's time for a new monthly challenge at the Paper Funday Challenges.  As always, the theme is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist this month of Sparkle and/or Shine.

The sponsors for this months' challenge are the wonderful Jan's Digi Stamps and Colour of Love.  For my design team project, I decided to go with the Twist and create something featuring Sparkle and/or shine...and I chose Shine.

I need masculine cards in my stash (don't we all) as I just don't think of making them and thought how can I create a masculine card that sparkles and/or shines.  I sat down and went through my dies and stamps and BINGO....I can make it shine!

I stenciled a background using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and stamped the Timepiece image; which is an old stamp I no longer have the package for so unsure of the maker, tore the edges of the panel and place foam pads behind.  Still needing shine, I die cut gear pieces from gold mirror card and placed flat on a mat of wood patterned paper from P13, then adhered all to a mat of gold mirror card.  I heat embossed the sentiment using fine detail gold powder and out the design all together.  

I felt like the card needed something else and I'm a fan of bells and whistles but on a masculine card, I thought "what can I use?" then it came to me, the circle bits from the middle of the gears.  I adhered to the focal panel and they look like brads.  

Please join us at The Paper Funday Challenges, we hope to inspire you with our designs and look forward to seeing your creations.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
Clever Dexter - favorite techniques are heat embossing and ink blending


  1. What a striking card Donna - a great masculine make!
    Stay safe

  2. What a great steampunk look. This is a fabulous masculine card. [Bunny]

  3. The card is wonderful. I like the colours and the layout.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and happy crafting!
    Ilse (thera)

  4. FABulous masculine card, great design and colours..
    Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Little Red Wagon this week..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Your card is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Hugs Anja

  6. What a great masculine card, love the theme of the gold gears and black time clock... fantastic layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  7. Donna, your masculine card is fabulous! Love all the little details with the gears and pattern paper! Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents once again with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna (from Idaho)

  8. That is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Clever Dexter Challenge. Good luck! :)

  9. Great Design. Love the card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Owner ~ MS Kraft Store
    DT ~ Scrapping4funChallenges
    DT ~ Make the Cards Challenge

  10. Hello!
    Thank you for taking part in the Clever Dexter Challenge! I really like your project. Good luck and I hope to see you again soon! DT Roberta

  11. Grest design. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Men/Boys" Challenge.

  12. Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is amazing!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---
    Clever Dexter Challenge

  13. You did a great masculine card! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.

    Maja, DT

  14. Great masculine card, Donna! Every detail is just perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #85.

  15. Great birthday card, Donna! I love the huge pocket watch on it! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  16. Oh, this is a fabulous masculine card!! That image is awesome and the gold gears and mat are the perfect way to add some shine to a masculine card! And you're right the center circles do look like brads! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  17. A great masculine card Donna! I love the kraft with the pops of gold and all the little added details. Thanks so much for joining in over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!! Stay safe! :)

  18. Love your masculine card - I always find men's card so difficult!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  19. Ciao!
    Bellissima la tua card maschile!
    Grazie mille per aver partecipato a Clever Dexter Challenge!
    Spero di rivederti presto!
    Roberta DT Clever Dexter

  20. A fabulous masculine card, love the stamp and the cogs, Thank you so much for joining us in our Dads & GrandDads challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

  21. A wonderful project
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Hugs Anja

  22. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at our June Clever Dexter Challenge Good luck and we hope you join us too the next month! - DT Irene of Clever Dexter Challenge

  23. Great card, the watch looks so 3D. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month Claire DT

  24. Beautiful masculine card, great design and colours.
    Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.
    Majda, DT

  25. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges. Truly a masculine card with what men love - gears and watches. Hugs, Susan


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