70th Birthday

Hi there 🙂 My brother’s birthday is coming up, and then I realized that it was his 70th!! Couldn’t use a generic card for a special milestone like that, so got my thinking cap on! He has always had a huge love of horses, but before he left home, we found out I’m deathly allergic to them. Mom and Dad sold the ones we had and big brother was left without. I didn’t realize how big of a deal this was until many years later, after both of my parents had passed. Bro moved from the city to the farm, and immediately started acquiring his pets. He just beams when he talks of them, and is fully immersed in “horsey” life.

I’ve had this stamp, part of a set, for about 15 years, but haven’t used it in ages. It’s perfect for this occasion though! I did some masking, so I could put some trees in the background, then watercolored it with Distress inks. I wanted to implement twine (hay bales!) in some way on this card, and the current sketch at Creative Sketchy Girls was like a gift to bring all my ideas together.

I carefully glued the twine down, then stamped a circle sentiment with a die cut 70 in the middle. I popped that on with some foam dots and matted it up. It’s all ready to go in the mail to my one and only big brother 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Sketchy Girls – #81 Sketch, shown above

CRAFT-alnica – #331 Male Card

Country View Challenges – March – Birthday Card for a Man

Stamping Sensations – March, Anything Stamped with Option Wings and Tails

Incy Wincy Designs – March Pets and/or Happiness


  1. Lovely man card ! Thank you so much for your contribution to our March challenge ‘birthday card for a man’ at Country View Challenges! Corrie x

  2. Shame you have an allergy to horses, my eldest son does, but only our palomeno, he’s fine with all the others! Sure your Brother will love his special card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations March challenge.

    B x

  3. A wonderful masculine card I’m sure your brother will love it. It’s a lovely image.
    Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations. Avril

  4. Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.
    DT Creative Sketchy Girls
    Je kan mij nu ook vinden op You tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnlT4Rs1DfAZU_GLcM7Kx1g

  5. Fabulous masculine card!!! I love the beautifully coloured image in the corner and the twines make your card even more interesting! I’m sure your brother will love it! Thank you for joining the March challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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