Saturday, August 29, 2015

Masculine Vintage Birthday

Hello, everybody! Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card that features a beautiful vintage image from Gecko Galz.  It was free on the collage sheet available as part of the Gecko Galz August newsletter (you can sign up on their left sidebar). This card has a dog theme but I did  sneak in a kitty die cut!


I inked around the image with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then layered it with brown and black cardstock.  Behind the image is a vintage button card from Crafty Secrets Button Up set, which was also inked with Brushed Corduroy. The fun ticket is a freebie from Pixel Scrapper, also inked. The birthday sentiment is a wood-mounted rubber stamp from The Old Island Stamp Company, and the patterned papers are from MME Reunion 6x6 paper pad. The die cuts are Poppystamps Stitched Buttons, Poppystamps Walking Cat, and a snippet of MFT Medium Fancy Flourish. I added a crown charm to the dog's head and a few black gems.

I would like to join the following challenges:  Beccy's Place AG UE; Card Mania Anniversary/Birthday 3/3 Crafty Gals Corner Lots of Layers 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August AG UE; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Crop Stop Linky #7 Distress Inks available here 4/5; Deep Ocean For the Boys UE; DL.ART August AG UE 1/day; Gecko Galz Life is a Circus (WINNER); Gecko Galz Facebook Group Circus, Circus; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Royal Decree (royal object - crown); HIMCR Freestylel 1/3; Incy Wincy Birthday Wishes 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lunagirl Moonbeams August Animals 3/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Four-Legged Friends UE; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick: Vintage and Buttons 2/5; Pile It On Animals Dressed Up UE; Poppystamps The Heat is On (warm colours) UE; Scribbles Designs Boys will be Boys (made for family member) 1/3 (TOP SCRIBBLER AWARD); Simon Says Stamp Monday Ticket, Please 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


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38 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Kitty, this vintage look is just perfect for a masculine card! The image looks great with the colours of your layers and the pretty embellishments! And yoir distress ink gives them a perfect touch! Love how the metal crown charm looks to the head of the doggie and the kitten under the image is so fun! Great work, my friend!

brenda said...

What a fab image with those cute doggies Kitty and you managed to puss as well, it makes for a really great masculine card.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful image ...love it
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

DIANA L. said...

Great image fun card.thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY AUGUST LINKY CHALLENGE DIANA L. www.dianamlarson.com have a blessed day DIANA L.

pam said...

Beautiful vintage card design.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such wonderful image and great design.
Pauline
x

ike said...

Gorgeous card - I love the dogs and I'm glad you snuck a little kitty on there too :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxx

Barb said...

What an absolutely adorable vintage card . The colours are lovely and the image is so cute.barbxx

Barb said...

What an absolutely adorable vintage card . The colours are lovely and the image is so cute.barbxx

jimlynn said...

Adorable!!! Love the look of this Kitty. The tiny little die kitty at the bottom is a wonderful addition too.
Lynn

Wendy L said...

This is a fab image and a great card, xxx

Stephanie said...

Wonderful vintage card!! You've won my small giveaway so please drop me an email when you get a moment :) Stephanie x

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, so adorable!! I love the sweet image!! How cute to add the kitty strutting along below!! This is just fabulous my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month.
Pauline
x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kuni said...

This is so cute Kitty, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Donna said...

What a great masculine card and that kitten walking across the bottom is too adorable!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card
hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Great masculine card, KT, and wonderful vintage theme!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Beccy said...

What a great card KT, I love the vintage doggy image. I also like the way you have layered all those other papers behind the main panel. I had a little chuckle when I noticed the cat walking across the bottom of your card... cute!
Cheers,
Beccy

Pia S said...

The kitty is a fun detail, now we'd know what all the dogs are looking at, lol. Love the metal crown embellie too. A beautiful and cute vintage design.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love the old-fashioned feel of this masculine card. The dressed up dogs are fabulous!

Thanks for joining us for our Old School challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty, I adore the Vintage feel to this lovely creation.
Hugs
Cathxx

Bad Kitty said...

and thank you for joining us at Crafty hazelnuts !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Fiki DT member

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. I love all the different elements you added to the cute image. Of course I love the added cat die cut. ;) Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Hugs, Maggie, DT

Karen Lunagirl said...

What a great card! Love the vintage masculine style, and that dog image is adorable! I love that one kitty snuck in there too :-) Thanks for sharing your card in my Animals challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

cheiron said...

Awww...I love these little pups. What a great masculine card. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Sue said...

This is a wonderful card. Such a super image and design for a male card.
Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.
Sue...xxx

Rae Ann said...

Those dogs look like they are trying to figure out how a cat crashed their party! I spy some of my favorite paper and the colors work so well with this image!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Lots of Layers challenge.

Jacee said...

How adorably cute this is Kitty, I love the image, a fabulous card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

marion said...

Love the little kitty cat you sneaked in, but love the dogs pic as well, lovely card as always, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Taunya Butler said...

Very masculine and so vintage-y looking - love the addition of that ticket on there - makes me think of an old-time fair!! So cool1

Mandy said...

Wonderful vintage card Kitty! Such a fab image, a perfect masculine card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful card and lay-out. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you drop by again this week to link your family-friendly projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and it says, "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. "

God bless always,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Vintage card Kitty
love that image and how you managed it on your card
again another great design Kitty
I am not forget you I was not in Munich and not having good connection of internet..
was only look and comment on PIA blog that was all hehe
Love your Masculine vintage card Kitty

Jenscrapstoo said...

Fantastic card, Wonderful image!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

well aren't I behind on commenting! LOL Love this card BTW!

thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs.... your support for our blog is awesome! Hope to see you at our current challenge... http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/09/scribbles-designs-challenge-33-good-luck.html