A friend’s husband, Robin, who is a “man’s man” and likes motorcycles, fishing, football, etc., is turning 57. As we get older, I think more and more we need to infuse our birthdays with a little humor. So for his card, I started by looking up a funny saying that would go with an awesome digi stamp by Little Blue Button Stamps, called “Simon on Bike.” I found one that reads, “Life begins at __, … but it gets exciting at 120!”
For the sentiment, I printed it out on my Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax in the perfect shade of green to match the papers I wanted to use. For the card base, the patterned papers, the cut-a-parts, and even the twisted blue raffia are all from the Jillibean Soup card kit called, “Birthday Bisque”. The vintagey feel seemed well-suited for this card.
I colored Simon on Bike with the following Copic colors: Skin: E50, 51, and 53; Hair: E 55, 74 and 59; Jeans: B93, 95, and 97; Tires: C9; Jacket: C7; White T-shirt: C1; Chrome of bike: C1 and 3; Red of motorcycle: R39 and 89. I also made some glare lines on his glasses with a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and I added Glossy Accents over the glasses as well as the metal parts of the bike.
The trickiest part of this card was fussy cutting the image. The narrow and inside sections were difficult to cut, but I managed with a sharp X-ACTO #2 Knife. 🙂 After the detailed cutting, I popped up the whole image using foam adhesive, with the front wheel straddling the raffia ribbon to make it look like it was even further forward.
The following is a share of this card:
This card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Transportation Challenge and
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What a fun card! Super cute image! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by! It was a fun card to make for my friend’s husband and for the challenge too. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by Mona! I had lots of fun making this card for my friend’s husband. 🙂
Thanks so much Sue! xoxo
This is a super fun birthday card! Love all the fun papers and the image is beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks so much Brenda! This was a fun card to make. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
What a fun card. I am sure he will love it.
Thanks so much Viki! I hope he does like his birthday card. 🙂 big hugs, Kristina
This is really a fun card for a guy! I’m sure it will be enjoyed.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I really had fun making this masculine birthday card. 🙂