Happy Birthday Scott! 59

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, December 9, 2010 @ 1:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! Today we are celebrating my sweet hubby's Birthday :) We both have the day off from work so we plan to hike the mountain near our home, go out for a lunch then have a little celebration when the kids come home from school. The pressure is on me now to pull off an amazing 50th party next year! YIKES The pic below is from Scott's Birthday last year with my sweet 4 legged fur baby Gretchen :)
Of course I had to make Scott a Birthday card so this is what I came up with:
I find creating masculine cards quite challenging to say the least~I want to glam everything all up with flowers & bows. How about you? Do you struggle creating masculine cards as well?

I inked up a feathery little friend image from JustRite Back Yard Birds with Memento Timber Brown ink then referred to the Dryer Sheet tutorial that Beate shared on her blog not too long ago or you can find it HERE on SCS to create the soft, shimmery look. 
For color inspiration, I played along with this week's Off The Wall Challenge #36, OTWC36
I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks so much for visiting :)


Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers Back Yard Birds, Victorian Nested Frames
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-295 Lacey Squares, S4-128 Classic Squares SM, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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59 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous masculine card, I too find it tough for masculine card, you did a fab job! Just like all your girly creation, it is simple GREAT! Happy Birthday to your hubby Scott!

Cassandra said...

Completely agree with you about masculine cards, I have to make 3 male teenage money "holders" and don't really know where to start. but these colours have given me a few ideas.

Debbi said...

Mona, your card and your hubby are gorgeous! Great design! Happy birthday to him!

Heather said...

Mona,

What a lovely card! I think you did a great job on pulling off a masculine card. It is sooo hard for me too. My oldest son just had a birthday on the 1st and it was so hard for me to leave his card alone. ;o)
Happy birthday to your hubby.

Fiona said...

Mona, you did a great job with your hubby's card! I, too, find masculine cards difficult at best. I love the colours you chose and the image! Please wish your husband a very happy birthday!

Lori said...

Very pretty card! Mona, any and everything you make is gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful day with your birthday man!

Trudy said...

Yes, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that has problems with masculine cards! Yours is gorgeous though! I know your DH will love it!

Ros said...

Fabulous card ... love the colours, the LO and the lovely bird stamp ... Happy Birthday to Scott and that little dog is adorable! ( Scott looks great too!)....

Chris said...

Happy Birthday to Scott. Hope you have a fabulous day out.

You made a wonderful masculine card - and still managed to add a bow. :)

Chris x

Stella said...

I love your use of all shades of brown, cream and grey. Masculine and elegant. Gorgeous picture of your husband and the dog :) And the cake makes me hungry :)!!!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday to you hubby! This card is awesome! Perfect masculine perfection. Love!

Debgem said...

Many Happy Returns to Scott - have a great day!! And the card is great - the colours are masculine, and the design elegant! I agree that cards for guys can be tough - but you've pulled it off!! Hope you both have a super time.

Beate said...

Happy birthday to Scott. The card you created looks AMAZING! I love the papers you chose and the darling image. Your dryer sheet image looks amazing. And the button, twine and tag combo finishes the card off beautifully.
Yes, cards for my man and my teenage sons are always difficult for me. You pulled it off beautifully though.
Have a wonderful day with

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy B-Day to your hubby, love your card.

Margie H said...

Mona, LOVE that card you made! I was pleasantly surprised that you created outside your box - you should do it quite often! GREAT JOB!!

Happy birthday, multi-talented Mr. Scott!! Hope you have a wonderful day. If you have a cake like last year, I'm coming over! LOL!!

Silvia said...

Happy B-day to Scott! Love the card, it is just perfect! Yes, masculine cards are very challenging to make. Hiking sounds like a lot of fun!!!! Oh, I love the new technique.

Emily Keaton said...

Yup, I struggle with guy cards, too. But you rocked this one for your hubby! I'm going to have to check out that dryer sheet tutorial. I love the effect you got!

Belinda said...

Happy Birthday to Scott! :)

june lanum said...

beautiful masculine card

Davi said...

First off Happy Happy 50th to your honey!! Sounds like you have a fun filled day. Enjoy your time together! Im sure Scott will love his card Mona. You did a wonderful job doing the man thing with the wonderful image and beautiful papers you used! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

That dryer sheet is so cool. This card is fantastic; the elements are all perfectly masculine. Glad to have you playing along at OTWC this week.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card for your husband. As long as I don't add flowers, ribbon and rhinestones, I usually can make a 'gents' card up. But I struggle too and have several to make this month. I'll be gleaning some ideas from your lovely card here today! Have a fun day!

Dawn said...

I think you did a great job with the card- I really struggle with manly cards.
I really love argyle and hounds tooth patterns.
I can't believe your pup didn't lick the cake- my fur baby would have stuck her nose in their for sure.
Enjoy your day with the hubby-Happy Birthday to him.

Maureen said...

Fabulous job on the card and happy birthday to your husband - he is a total cutie !! And so is the little dog. Is she a Westie ?

Lorraine said...

I don't think you struggle with masculine cards - yours is perfect! I need to make 2 male bday cards real soon and yes I struggle with them! Love all the browns! And wow, your hubby does not look 49! You both look so young & beautiful! And love your fur-baby!

Amy said...

I think you did a fab job and I also think that he doesn't even look close to 50! Have a great day!

AimeeOh said...

Gorgeous card for your sweet birthday guy! Fabulous as usual Mona and it certainly doesn't look like you have problems with manly cards!

Rebekah said...

What a wonderful card! I struggle with masculine cards too.. I'd imagine a lot of us do but you knocked this out of the park!! Have fun with your celebrations!!

Ginger said...

Happy birthday to Scott! Your card for him is magnificent! Great job Mona!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a beautiful masculine card, Mona! You make everything look so easy and gorgeous! I love the colors and that neat argyle PP! That bird image on the dryer sheets is amazing! You are my creative inspiration! TFS and Happy Birthday to your Scott!

Diane Jaquay said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, Mona (he's a cutie!) You did a wonderful job creating a masculine card that still has the Mona P. "flair"! I find it pretty easy to create masculine cards, I think that's because I have a fairly simple style and don't always reach for bows and bling when I'm making a card.

Meredith said...

I love the way the dryer sheet looks! I had seen the tutorial on SCS, but couldn't get on board - but now that I've seen it on your card, I want to try it!

You know I sympathize with the manly card thing... ;)

Tatanky said...

Hi Mona ! I also struggle with masculine cards I've just tried it once and I didn't like the end result. I'll have to keep on practicing. Yours is very nice. Love the color combo.

Tatanky said...

I forget to tell you that Gretchen is adorable. Thanks for sharing this pic I just love to "meet" others people four legged babies :D

sweet craf-tea chick said...

happy happy birthday to scott :)!!! hope he has a fabulous day! sounds like you all have wonderful plans :)!
oh how i love your card. love the glittery image. wonderful papers and colors!!! i have a hard time too, i love flowers and trims so much, hehe.
have a wonderful rest of your day! *hugs* steph :)

1CardCreator said...

Happy Birthday to Scott, I hope you both enjoy his day. I love the card you made for him. Thanks for the link to the tutorial on the technique. ~Diane

Heather Jensen said...

Great color combo for Scott's bday card. I think the dryer sheet technique was perfect for the bird stamp too. :)
Happy Birthday Scott! ;)

GabrielleH said...

Happy Birthday to Scott and I love the card you made for him! So beautiful yet masculine! Just perfect as always, Mona!

RobinH said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Wow, what a great job! I love that dryer sheet effect for the stamp! Please pass my happy birthday wishes on to your husband! He looks like a handsome keeper!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! He will love this card! Your layering and placement use of Pattern Paper is amazing! That's not always easy to do! Awesome job! Thanks for joining in the fun at OTWC and Good Luck!

SusanH said...

Mona, you talened girl you! I don't care what you say, everything you create is amazing! I bet your birthday DH loved this stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So wonderful, Mona! Love the effect of the technique.. Happy BD, Scott!

Sue said...

Hi Mona--Great card for Scott. Colors and design are perfect for a "guy". Mona, you are right....50 is the big one. Very good picture of Scott with one of your "babies". HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCOTT. Enjoy my husband's favorite comic. Tina will take good care of the little ones. Sue M.

Julie Ranae said...

Does Scott know how lucky he is to get a Mona original??? haha
This is beautiful! I sent Scott a FB birthday greeting but tell him Paul and I wish him a lovely rest of the day!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautiful card! LOOOOOOVE that sparkle and the color:) Happy happy birthday to Scott!!

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful card.. Perfect for your man.. I hope you guys had fun on your hike.. I think thats a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.. Hugs, Linda

Janetcraft said...

what a lovely masculine birthday card..Mona! Sweet brown vintage style!!

Crystal said...

Love your hubby's card, Mona! Fabulous as per your usual! I hope he had a fantastic birthday!

Sierra said...

Such a gorgeous male card, Mona! I love the argyle DP along with the other colors! That bird stamp is so elegant with the dry sheet technique! I know your husband love this masterpiece! Hope he had a great birthday!

Kerry said...

What a sweet thing to do for your hubby!! He is so lucky to get a Mona original! This card is gorgeous! I am never satisfied with any masculine cards I make! It's so hard not to add something pink!!! TFS!

Andrea M said...

Happy Birthday Scott!!! That pic is too cute!
Your card is AWESOME!!! I'm going to have to give that dryer sheet tutorial a try!!! It looks fantastic! Great job girl! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carlie said...

Awesome card, Mona! So beautiful! I know Scott loved it! What a cute photo of him and that sweet little pup! I love that dry sheet technique; beautiful results!

Carrie said...

Mona, I love your card! Most beautiful masculine card! Do you really struggle with these? It surely doesn't show here! I hope your DH has a fun birthday yesterday!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the MANLY card and the dryer sheet technique! WANT a piece of that chocolate cake!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Happy Birthday Scott! Wonderful card...perfectly masculine colours and I love the effect of the dryer sheet technique!

Kristy said...

Wow, this is the perfect male card! I'm sure your hubby was blown away! I love the beautiful PP you used and that bird image is fab! You always do such nice layering too! TFS!

HawaiiRenee said...

Mona, I have to embarrass myself and swoon over your husband!! He is quite the hunk! You are a lucky lady! Now back to your wonderful papercrafting... I absolutely hate doing male cards; they are so hard to do! But, now that I've seen your approach, i think my next one should be easier! I know your hubby loved it! Such a gorgeous design! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for letting me swoon over your hubby!
Aloha,
Renee

Marge said...

Wow, you certainly mastered masculine cards with this suave, sophisticated sample of perfection! LOVE it!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Sorry I missed this last month, Mona -- happy belated birthday to Scott (he sure doesn't look his age)! What a fabulous masculine card with this JR bird -- LOVE it!!


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