Thursday, January 17, 2013

Manly Birthday Card w/Gus

Hi Everyone!
I have another birthday card to share...posting a little later than I had planned but here it is...
And the great thing is it fits a bunch of challenges as well....
Thursday Challenge – Let’s hear it for the Boys – Masculine Card
and I used the sketch  for the new
Seize The Birthday Challenge

Introducing Gus....LOL! He is such a character!!

I did some paper piecing with him today....wanted to have his robe and slippers match the papers I was using....check out his bunny slippers....LOL!!
I also added some glossy accents to his glasses after coloring the remaining of him with my copic markers
I also ended up using my scraps to finish the inside and make my own brad!
The original brad had a sticker on the top so I peeled it off and stuck it to the pattern paper that I wanted to use. I traced the circle, cut it out then glued it to the top of the brad.
To smooth out the edges I quickly sanded it then added a layer of glossy accents to the whole thing... I LOVE the way it tuned out and the best thing....I was able to use some small scraps!

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, White
The Paper Loft~Hooked On Fishing
Stamps~ Bugaboo Stamps~
Gus Birthday~Old Fart
The Alley Way Stamps~
Christmas Magic, Jibber Jabber
Ink~ Copic
Memento Rich Cocoa
Dies/Cuts~ Oval~
Silhouette Store
Other~ Brad from my stash

So that is all I have for tonight!
Hope you like my silly manly birthday card!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT night!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug~ Birthday Celebration
The Kraft Journal~ Use Your Scraps
DL Art~ Anything Goes Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion ~ Sunday Funday Linky Party
Pile It On~ Happy Funny Birthday


  1. what a fun creation, Jessica! love the shiny specs:) thanks for joining the fun at Seize the Birthday!

  2. This card is great, Jess! LOVE the papers, how they coordinate so well, and I especially love the plaid mat and matching slippers and robe. Not sure what it is about plaid, but any color plaid is always a favorite of mine. TFS.

  3. Such a FUN card!I love the fun brad and the plaid is stinken cute! Check out those bunny slippers......I so want a pair of them, lol! Awesome card my friend!!
    Sherrie K

  4. OMG!!! Fabulous!!! Gus looks great with his shiny glasses and perfect paper piecing!!!! Love the papers and the brad that matches perfect!!!!!! Super job Jessica!!!

  5. Great man card! Love the homemade brad and the great papers! Carri~Abusybee

  6. Great looking card...I love the papers!

  7. Fun papers Jess. That old man is super awesome. Great job


  8. LOL This made me laugh! I love Gus!! What a cute card, Jessica!

  9. Jessica ~ Hehehehehe!!! GUS ~ the name alone cracks me up let alone his mouth and slippers!! AWESOME card!! TOTALLY will make someones birthday even sweeter!! The papers alone I LOVE!! Then you did your own brad!! Ad this to my list of FAVS too!!! Nothing better be fore I head to bed and have a HUGE SMILE on my face!!

  10. this is absolutely perfect!!!! love his matching robe and slippers!!!

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  12. Great guy card Jessica. super cute stamp and I love how you colored it all the papers you used are great!! LOve it when I get to use my scraps and finish the inside of a card.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  13. SO cute, as your cards always are. Thanks for sharing this one in our Use Your Scraps challenge at The Kraft Journal. It's always SO nice to have you join us!

    If you are able, we'd LOVE to have you stop by and play along at Word Art Wednesday. This week's sponsor is Freckled Fawn!! Hope to see you soon.

    Karen, DT The Kraft Journal
    Owner, Word Art Wednesday

  14. Jessica - this card is amazing. The image with the paper piecing, the papers you have used, the glasses and that awesome brad!!! Have a great day.

  15. Jessica, this is a FABULOUS masculine card. I LOVE the papers you used and how you pieced them on the robe and slippers (that cutting had to require some serious patience!) Great job on the brad too! Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us!
    Bugaboo DT

  16. Great masculine card! That image is awesome!! Great choice of papers!!

  17. Loving this card and the paper piecing is super fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge.

  18. Oh Jessica this card is so cute! I love those browns you used with the paper and the image you colored so good. My old eyes wouldn't be able to do that. AMAZING job my friend!
    Deb C

  19. This is so awesome, Jessica!! The papers are so beautiful and what an adorable image!! You colored her perfectly!! I have such trouble with masculine cards...I want to add too much bling :) Fabulous job as always my friend!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Such a FUN birthday card Jessica!great image and the paper is perfect,Have a SUPER weekend my sweet friend!!!:)

  21. So the image!! Lee-Ann :)

  22. ha ha makes me laugh fabulous birthday Card!

  23. OMG! I am now in love with someone new, I must go over to bugaloo and get me some Gus digis for some future birthday cards. He cracks me right up. Love the colour and the matching brad.

  24. Love this. The papers you used are so cool especially the paper piercing.

  25. Great masculine card, Jessica! Love the colors and paper piecing! Gus never looked better!
    Thanks for helping to celebrate Bugaboo's third birthday! We appreciate your participation!

  26. How fun, reminds me of my uncle - haha

  27. The pattern paper is very Pretty!!Love this Manly card..LOL!His slippers are ADORABLE!!I think they might just fit me..LOL
    Sending bloggie love to you,

  28. lol i love Gus in those bunny slippers :)
    awesome paper piecing girlfriend!!
    glad you joined us this week :)

  29. what a fun card

    Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday this week
    Jen xx

  30. Fabulous card! What character!

  31. Jessica, this is FABULOUS! Just love the papers, and paper-piercing ... and the shiny glasses.

  32. Congratulations, Jessica, on the STB win!! It's the best man card EVER!!

  33. Ahhhh great card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!