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Jan 2, 2021

A Masculine Birthday Card with Penny Black Critters

Hello and welcome! Today is the start of a new theme at Allsorts challenge, we're starting the year off with an open theme, so Anything Goes and I am this week's host. I'd love for you all to join in and share your new crafty creations with us for a chance to win a gorgeous stamp!

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I had a somewhat inky background lying around on my desk and thought it was perfect for a masculine birthday card using some cute critters by Penny Black stamped directly onto the background. 

The animals (from the Penny Black set Happy Critters) were stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The wall textures were done with a Brick Wall stamp and if you look closely you might notice a bit of a clock on the top left side. This was done with a TCW Clock Stencil.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment came from the same set. I think this simple font is perfect for masculine cards. The small sentiment "time to celebrate" is part of an old Stampin Up stamp set.

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Before adhering to patterned paper, I inked the edges using  Blueprint Sketch ink. The patterned paper has been in my stash for a while like most of my patterned papers and I don't know who the maker is. I added a couple of staples to the larger sentiment before adhering to the card base. 

Stamps:Penny Black Happy Critters // Penny Black Brick Wall // Stampin Up Retired (small sentiment)
Tools: TCW Clock Stencil // Faber Castell Polychromos // Stapler // Blending Tool 
Papers: Bristol Vellum // Patterned Paper from Stash // 110 lb Cardstock for Base

I'm linking up here:
Anything Goes:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters //  Crafting Happiness Challenges - Celebration // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate // Crafty Calendar - Make it Cute // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Penny Black Stamps or Something New


Mervi said...

Happy New Year! Fabulous and cute card 🌟

brenda said...

Great combination of the various OB stamps into the one card Ellie and a very cheery and happy creation as well.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such adorable and fun card Ellie! Love those critters and the fabulous design!!

Wendy L said...

So sweet Ellie, xxx

Marilyn said...

Cute card! Love the adorable critters!
Have a great day!

Kathleen said...

A really super creation, some great images and a fabulous design.

Kath x

Joanne said...

Such adorable critters!

Mica said...

That's such a nice birthday card! I love the printed paper you added, it's a great touch :)

Happy new year! Hope 2021 is off to a good start for you :)

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Linby said...

I just love how you did this Ellie, I often struggle with the smaller stamps.

Crafting Queen said...

Love your card, the colouring and positioning of the images are perfect. Anesha x

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kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun card Ellie - love your background, and those wee critters are gorgeous
Stay safe

ionabunny said...

So cute. Love that they are baking. Thanks for joining the Mod Squad challenge. Hugz

Tracy said...

It's always a pleasure to se your Penny Black cards Ellie, this is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pia S said...

Perfectly masculine, but also suitable for females:) Cool font and DP and I love the sweet PB images. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

OlgaB said...

Gorgeous combo and layout!
Hope you have a creative 2021 and that you will touch lives.
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug
Hugs from Africa!

Gale said...

Fab birthday card Ellie! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 1 at Gem of a Challenge!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Beautiful work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Karen C said...

Masculine is always so difficult for me! You did a wonderful job!! So glad you played along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge! Hope to see you again in February! -Hugs - Karen C DT Member

The Hopeful Crafter - Tracy Shultz said...

I love the colors of your lovely card. Thank you for joining the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. ~ Tracy DT Member

Helen said...

Fab card - love how the images look against that background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x