Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Another masculine birthday card

On Monday I shared a card for my friend B's birthday.  My creative juices were flowing and I made one more masculine birthday card.  This card is more geared towards younger gentlemen:

I made this card and will put it in my stash for now.  Just happy to play with my inktense color pencils.  Now that I think about it, I have acquired many coloring medium over the years:  regular color pencils, then regular watercolor pencils, inktense color pencils, distress markers and my latest addiction Copic markers.  Oh gamsol too!  Even though it is not technically a coloring medium I do use it with color pencils to help blend the colors.

I do feel guilty I have so many coloring medium but never seem to be able to master any one of them.  :P  At certain times I thought a new acquisition would make me abandon the old ones but every time I play with them I feel that our love is re-kindled.  They are all different and I love them all!

I'll share a secret with you:  I forgot to use watercolor paper when I colored the images with inktense color pencils.  Fortunately I used some 110lb cardstock and it didn't warp much.  I just added a lot of adhesive at the back to ensure that it will stay flat.

Do you have a favorite coloring medium?  Is that the only one you use or you play with others as well?

I'm linking up my card to:
Cardz 4 Guys - Flight  
Digi Choosday - CAS
Cuttlebug Mania - stamp
Die Cutting Divas - kids
Loves Rubber Stamps - use two dies
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I play with all types of mediums and still feel like a beginner with many of them. Watercolor painting has been getting a lot of attention from me these days but DT work makes me play with the Copics. I love your masculine card. How air balloons are a playful image for guys. I like the idea. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

  2. Great card Joyce! I love the feeling of freedom it seems to shout!

    We do ask that you say which products you used, other people would probably be keen to know. I think it's two dies, but that's as much as I can work out?


    Di xx

    Cuttlebug Mania DT

  3. Oh how wonderful!! LOVE the Scene with the Hot air balloons!! :) Thanks for playing along over at Die Cuttin' Divas!!!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  4. A super CAS masculine card, perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  5. That's a really pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.


  6. What a bright and breezy card Joyce and perfect for our flight themed challenge this week. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  7. Lovely bright colours on the balloons, great card. I love my inktense pencils and blocks, such vibrant colours

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guys this week


  8. so cute, love the little clouds! Thankyou for joining us over at Digi Choosday for our CAS challenge this week. Hope to see your again Good luck Lynda DT xx

  9. Great Masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  10. Beautiful card!!! Come and join in our "Let´s go on a Quirky Journey Challenge"

  11. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Clean and Simple challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  12. Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. This is such a fun card and I love the little scene you've created! Thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week!

  14. Great CAS card, thank you for joining in with our challenge this time at Digi Choosday
    x~KateE~x DC DT

  15. Great masculine card but would love to know what dies you've used

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x