I really find masculine birthdays a challenge in themselves.... but I think I may have just nailed this one - trouble is it never stops at just one!
As this one was needed in a hurry (just to make it worse) there is only this one shot of it - no close-ups.
The main image is from a sympathy set by Our Daily Bread Designs . I stamped it and then decided to use the trusty chalks to colour it - the outcome was quite satisfactory in that I felt it gave quite an evening impression. I added some subtle sparkle by running a silver pen along the 'ripples' in the pond, and a white pen on the cloud lines.
This was then cut with a classic rectangle nestability, and mounted over a dark blue classic scalloped rectangle. The background cardbase was randomly stamped with a fishing rod by Hastings Rubber stamps in versamark ink.
The ribbon is a plain blue twill with a knot in it, and the sentiment is 'Little Happy birthday' from Hero Arts - this was stamped in blue ink and clear embossed before being mounted over the ribbon.
This card fits the Crazy4Challenges challenge for this week, and also the challenge at Stampin' Royalty as they are both birthday challenges ;-)
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