Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Birthday card for Dad

Hi everyone! Gosh have I missed making cards! This is a birthday card for my Dad.  Male cards are always a little tough..ugh.  I haven't been totally stagnant these past few months.  Working on projects around the house and researching different aspects of digital art and card making.  For instance, I read that a card with a "visual triangle" is pleasing to the eye and provides balance.  I am sure you all knew that, so in this card I tried the whole triangle thing.  
Next Monday I am taking my first photo shop class and I am so excited.  I hope to eventually make my own papers and kits and learn about shading and color.  I am hoping a lot of what I learn will also apply to Copic and Prismacolor Pencil coloring and shading.
I am entering this card into the following challenges ( I know it's a long list but c'mon it's been 3 months since my last card!) However, if anyone is offended by my number of challenges, please do not feel obligated to comment, even if you are on a DT. 
  1. Creative Stamp Friends-Distress 
  2. Hooked On Craft Challenges- Cards for Men
  3. Make it Monday-Anything Goes
  4. Paper Pretties-Square Card
  5. Cutie Pie Challenge-No Flowers
  6. By the Cute and Girly-For a boy/man
  7. LadyBug Crafts-Anything Goes
  8. Natalie and Amy-Anything Goes
  9. Unique Crafters-Anything Goes
  10. No Matter Which Challenges-Die cuts
  11. One Stitch at a Time-Use a digi
  12. Scrapper's Delights-Birthday
  13. Stampin Sisters in Christ-Birthday
  14. The Squirrel and the Fox-One for men
  15. Catch the bug-Anything Goes
  16. ATC's and Cards with Attitude-Anything Goes
  17. Fairy Tale Challenge-Anything Metal
  18. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-Anything Goes
  19. Inspire me Fridays-Anything Goes
  20. Pattie's Creations- Birthdays
  21. QKR Stampede-Anything Goes
  22. Stampin with the Dragon-Birthday
  23. My Heart Pieces-Layers
  24. Paper Crafting Journey-Anything goes
  25. Crafts and Me- Birthdays
  26. Divas by Design-Celebrate
  27. The Paper Shelter-Layers
  28. Perfect Sentiments-Sentiment
  29. Everybody ARt-Anything Goes 
A special thank you to all the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams,  who inspire our creativity.   Thank you to the Challenge Sponsors for being so generous.  Most of all Thank YOU for looking!


  1. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13 and #53.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  2. Hi Debra. Great masculine card .Perfect colours and embellishing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Great card love the sprockets. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  4. Great, great birthday card! Man cards are a challenge and yours is for sure one of my favorites. Thanks so much for entering ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge! It's nice to have you!

  5. Great to see you back and with such a wonderful card. I am sure it will take pride of place amongst your dad's cards. Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Lovely male card, great colour and image,thank you for joining us at Fat Pages and ATC's this fortnight xx

  7. Awesome male card.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, hope you will join us again next time.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  8. Great guy card! Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays' Challenge #51!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. hello,
    very beautiful card, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, sonne

  10. Absolutely adorable! Love the Bingo card and the steering wheel elements. Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges and good luck to you!


  11. For someone who feels that masculine cards are tough, you sure nailed this one, Debra! Love the color combo. So glad you chose to join in our "Anything Goes" challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you next week, too.

  12. Fabulous masculine card! So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky G

  13. This is a great card. After several months of not creating you sure did nail this one. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  14. Fab card, love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  15. Hi Debra, great card!! thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

  16. Hi Debra, saw your entry on MIM and popping over for a visit. Love the style of your card and the images.
    x catherine

  17. Wow this a great card for men. Like the way you made it.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  18. Great card, I really like the cogs n sprockets!!
    Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  19. A perfect card for Dad!
    Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  20. Hey There,

    I thought i would just pop by to thankyou for playing at the Ladybug Crafts challenge blog, love your creation, Good Luck, hugs Vick xxx
    YTchannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

  21. What a lovely card! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Fairy Tales. xx Bianca

  22. Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week.

  23. Really cool card! Love the added gear! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights this week! HUGS

    SD DT

  24. Very cool! Love the "wheel". Thank you for sharing this at OSAAT, hope you'll join us again this week. Best, CG

  25. Awesome birthday card! Thank you for joining our "Birthday Blog Hop" challenge at SSiC! ~H

  26. Fabulous masculine card. Nice image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  27. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  28. Fantastic male card! Thank you for playing at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!xx

  29. Very nice masculine card.And that sentiment is really touchy.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  30. I bet your Dad loves this card :D Thank you for joining us for our first Natalie and Amy challenge and good luck.


    Amy xx

  31. Superb card. Great design. From your designing i realize that for the attraction of people creative designs are also must for the Plastic Business cards. I appreciate your nice work.


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