Saturday, May 31, 2014

Masculine Birthday Cards with ODBD Anchor

This week I began caring for three grandsons for their summer vacation. We took amazing "field trips" this week that will result in some great photos and layouts. What I've learned so far is how tiring it is for grandmas, so creativity hit a low this week. I did find one day to stamp and try different techniques with my artistic eight-year-old grandson. He learned the basics and stamped away.  I enjoyed seeing his delight with his new skills.
Spending time with these young grandsons makes this a good time for making masculine cards. Here's a set I made using some older retired CTMH blue, red, and gold papers with Our Daily Bread Design's "Anchor" stamp set and a birthday sentiment heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I was trying to vary the design so I could use up the scraps of the paper.

Here's a closer look at each one. The image was heat embossed with white embossing powder on CTMH Moonstruck cardstock which had a white core and was great to tear. The blue check was also retired Moonstruck patterned paper. I used heavy baking twine from Bed Bath and Beyond to represent the rope. I also used a variety of older CTMH brads, photo turns, and metallic durables to complete the masculine look.

Inside, each one is slightly different:

I left the ODBD sentiment I wanted to use from this set at my daughter's so I printed Hebrews 6:19 from Karen Murray at Paper Craft Memories that you can find here. I also put this week's verse from Word Art Wednesday which talks about God creating and preserving the sea and all of creation. If He could speak all of creation into existence, I know He is capapble of safely seeing me through all of the storms of life.

Each one also has a simple birthday verse I made as the sentiment and Nehemiah 8:10a, "The joy of the Lord is my strength."

Thank you for visiting.  May you find the anchor for your own soul through the storms of life in Christ Jesus, just as I have.
"This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven,  Hebrews 6:19, Living Bible"

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #96 - Birthday
Cardz 4 Guyz - Recipe: 1, 2, 3 ( last card: 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 knots/3 metal square durables)
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #66 - embossing
Going Grey with Scrap Relations - Celebrations
Inky Chicks #30 - use a metal embellishment
Jo's Scrap Shack #52 - Happy Birthday (It really is their birthday!)
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #93 - Birthdays
Ruby's Rainbow #80 - One for the Boys
Simply Create Too #62 -(Father's day) or For a Male
Word Art Wednesday #134 - anything with uplifting sentiment (I used their scripture inside one)


Cazro said...

All of your cards are wonderful, the last one is perfect for our challenge, a wonderful design with great content. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, hope to see you again. Caz

Kellie 0:) said...

Isn't it great to spend time with the little ones. Great to have them get creative with you.

What a wonderful array of cards. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Basslady said...

very cool and stylish cards! love the maritime look!
thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kimbo said...

A great set of cards. Love that you have made them all slightly different

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "BIRTHDAYS!" Challenge #93!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Each card is designed wonderfully !!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for Jo's Funday Friday Challenge !!
Mayra DTM

Helen said...

All of your cards are great - perfect colour schemes and very striking.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Gerda said...

All of your cards are fabulous!! I love them all! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

ahlers5 said...

Wonderful cards, Love the rope detail! thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Angie A said...

Nice birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!


Melissa said...

Love nautical themed cards and you did an amazing job! Thanks for joining FFC!

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Birthdays” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Jo Ann said...

These are all great cards. Love the colors and the lay-out. We are blessed that you joined us at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 145:18, "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." Have an awesome day!


Cindy said...

These cards are awesome. You did a great job! Thank you so much for joining CC&CC. Hugs. Cindy

Tina Campbell said...

Love the masculine cards you done it's always nice to see inspiration in that area and I just love what you did to the inside of the cards too. Thanks for playing along with us at FFC

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous masculine card. Love the rope too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations.

Helen said...

fab card, just perfect for our 'One for the boys' challenge at Ruby's Rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Joyce Tompkins said...

Thanks so sharing the variations on the card - love them all! Thanks for playing along with Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday!

8upscrapin said...

Love the nautical cards you created , they are all beautiful .Thanks for joining us at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards for the Embossing challenge . DT - Crystal