Sunday, 5 February 2017

If Age is Just a Number ... Male BD Card

Hello everyone! The Male Room challenge blog wants us to use numbers on our cards this time, and I guess I went a little overboard .... Once I started adding numbers using stencils on the main panel, I just couldn't stop - such fun!

A relative of mine just turned 40-something and knowing he's a bit self-conscious about his age (haha, just wait, young man!), this card will be perfect for him. The Norwegian text stamp from Rubber Dance reads, "If age is just a number ...". The stamp is available in English as well, but this guy is Norwegian, so ...

The white panel was decorated using two different stencils and Distress inks, and a few small numbers in circles stamps (Rubber Dance). I stamped the sentiments on pieces of scrap cardstock and adhered them to the base with foam dots:


Inside the card, I stamped these sentiments and a row of numbers:

So, there you have it - a card with numbers, made for a young 40-something:

Stamps used: Norwegian Funny Birthday; Pick a Number; Happy Birthday (all from Rubber Dance)
Stencils: Numbers from Panduro; Arrows from Tim Holtz; Lines from Tapestry in Time
I'm entering my card to this challenge:

The Male Room - #53 Theme: Numbers  (deadline Feb.14th, midnight GMT)

Thanks for looking!

The plea below is aimed at no challenge in particular.

      If you run a challenge, may I ask you a couple of favours?       

  • Please state clearly in your challenge post which day/date the challenge ends so we who join don't have to do the math by looking at your linky tool closing time thingie, where one must also consider the time zone differences (my May 17th could be your 16th or 18th)
  • Please state clearly what day/date you will announce the winner(s). That way we won't have to check back several times a month to see if we won some fame and glory, or perhaps a prize. I guess it can be annoying if winners don't acknowledge the honour of an award or claim their prize, but this might very well be the reason why.  It's not that we don't care! :)
     Arright? Goodie! Thank you!  ♥     


  1. Fab card Bibi, I always find it so difficult to design a male card but you have nailed it. Your relative will love it like. Hugs Debsxx

  2. The card is wonderful - you chose beautiful colors.
    Thank you for visiting my blog :-)
    Hugs, Majda

  3. Gorgeous colours with the citrus and navy. Love your layers of numbers. Hugz

  4. Vibrant and gorgeous colours. Fabulous masculine card and great layout x

  5. Nice and colourful! Male cards are so difficult...

  6. Yummy scrummy card Bibi, soooo much colour and zinginess to've rocked this challenge that's for sure ;)
    Donna xx

  7. GREAT card, love the bright colours and how you have used the numbers. Thank you for linking to us at The Male Room challenge. Faith DT

  8. I really like the bold, vibrant colours and the texture from the stencilled images. The numbers work perfectly. I do like the sentiment (thank you for the translation). Love the inside too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Numbers challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  9. Thank you for your sweet comments, everyone! ♥


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