I have two cards to share and will enter them in the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday cards (both cards)
CAS-ual Fridays - Puns (for the first card only)
Hotshot Craft blog - One for the Boys (second card only)
I was using Annabelle Stamps idea of creating your own backgrounds (but missed the challenge) plus I wanted to use a stamp set I have had for a while and only used two or three times - TJ Designs Poultry Party. I also used SU Whisper White, and Marina Mist card and ribbon, and ink plus I used Crumb Cake ink as well. The punches were all SU punches as well. The card base is SU Kraft (or Crumb Cake). The string is from Annabelle Stamps.
The stamp set I used is a new Dark Door one I fell in love with and had to purchase called Photography! The image of the lads is a stamp I have had for years and love, called Mariner Men by The Queens Dresser Drawers! Don'ch love it! I have use DP from SU and Papermania Kraft card to made the base, and SU Very Vanilla for the stamped images in . The inks are all either Memento or Tim Holtz Distress inks. It was distressed and layered as I tried to get a vintage feel. I was going to add some string but it got mailed before I could do that!
The inside of the card is sort of the same - but I do love this sentiment from the DD set. I thought it was suitable for a man whose birthday only comes once every four years! He turns the same age as his eldest grandson this year! Last birthday he was the same as his eldest granddaughter, who is turning 22 this year!