Distinguished Gentleman

Hi there 🙂 We have a new challenge over at Creative Fingers 🙂 Our theme is always ATG, so you can let your inspiration run wild! This time, we are sponsored by the lovely Angelique, who is offering this stunning stamp set as a prize.

I’m a little bit sparse on my masculine birthday cards in my stash, and it’s been ages since I’ve used a KennyK image, so combined the 2 to make this card 🙂 It’s so sad that KennyK no longer has a shop, but luckily, I stocked up before he closed down!! I colored it with my Copics, having a bit of fun with the subtle print in his smoking jacket.

I used this sketch, from Cheerful Sketches as the guide for my layout.

A few years ago, I picked up the background paper, with this image in mind…..took me long enough to get around to making up a card, huh? I didn’t realize that it was 2 sided paper, and the back side was book spines!! I cut one of these spines out as the vertical element of the layout. An old book page seemed to fit in with the theme nicely, so after tearing the edges, I lightly inked it. The sentiment is printed on my computer. Some rich red matting finished the card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog – February Sketch, shown above

Creative Knockouts – #389 Lots of Layers

Aud Sentiments – #268 ATG with a Sentiment

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #490 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #2 February ATG


  1. Oh I love the print you’ve added to his jacket! This is a gorgeous male card, with perfect colour choices and paper. I did the same when I heard Kenny K was closing down! So good to have these wonderful images in our stash! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny’s!

  2. Wow, I love your card. That gentleman is distinguished indeed! I love your coloring and the way you use our sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful skethches.
    GerJanne (DT Cheerful)

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