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Happy Birthday to Rick!

Welcome from Grace’s blog! We are celebrating the birthday of Rick at Our Daily Bread designs! I made him a card with a nautical theme using the Surging Sea and Mighty Sea stamp sets. Rick does so much for us including handling Wholesale orders, driving the truck to events and so much more! Praise to God we have Rick with us! Happy Birthday Rick!
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Stamps: Surging Sea, The Mighty Sea stamp sets by Our Daily Bread designs
Ink: Ancient Page Coal Black, Watercoloring was done with ink pads and a brush, Copic marker highlights on the ship.
Paper: Blue/Gray, Violet, Shimmer White cardstocks; Designer Paper (manufacturer unknown, from my stash I think it may have been from a Creative Memories scrapbook package)
Other: Silver star brads, SU; large black brads, CTMH; Black embossing powder; Hologram Highlights embossing powder; real Leather blue label frame (manufacturer unknown, from my stash).

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I created the glitter background on this card to look like water in the ocean. I took a piece of violet cardstock and covered it with VersaMark and Hologram Highlights embossing powder. The embossing makes the violet look like the ocean deep! I was thrilled to look through my stash and find this blue label frame made out of real leather! Nothing says “male card” better than a bit of real leather!

Rick, I hope your birthday is the best ever! And thank you for all you do for Our Daily Bread designs!

Next up, please visit Julie’s blog!

Posted on : Jan 09 2013
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86 People have left comments on this post

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:42
DawnL said:

a perfect guy card, Michelle! love the start brads too!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:07
chris olsen said:

What a beautiful masculine card Michelle!! I just love the coloring of the ship, all the added sparkle, and your layout with the hardware!! Rick will love it! Have a great day!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:49
Debbi said:

Very nice! Perfect nautical details – from the shimmering “evening” backgrounds right down to the star brads!! Wonderful masculine card.

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:00
Caryn S. (Scrapnsing) said:

This is such a beautiful card! I love the image, my father would love it too.

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:13
Grace N said:

Michelle this is simply over the top gorgeous!!! LOVE the shades of blue and how you created the sparkly deep water look! It really pops! Rick will absolutely love this!!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:47
Rebekka said:

What a gorgeous card, love that sail boat.

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:28
Angelique Vela said:

Wow, another fiercely fabulous masculine card. Thanks for sharing it.

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:47

Michelle this is really sooooo cool!!! That background does look like the ocean! And how cool to find that leather frame! Perfect accessory!

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:33
Patricia Davis said:

what a beautiful card. Rick will surely love it.

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:04

The many shades and textures of blue on this card really make the ship pop and blue happens to be my favorite color (today)

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:00
Rachel Brooks said:

Wow! What an amazing card! Makes you feel like you’re at sea! Happy Birthday, Rick. Love your dedication to the business!

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:50
RitaR said:

O-h-h! A real leather sentiment tage …. Rick will surely love this beautiful birthday tribute!

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:01
Diane17Lynne said:

Rick will surely enjoy this card as he charts his life’s course as he follows the North Star. A great card for a guy who enjoys adventures.

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:17
Lisa Duggin said:

Happy birthday Rick. Such an intense card, just perfect. Love all the deep colors. Blessings, Lisa

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:10
Teresa said:

Great card. Love the colors used.

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:18
Gretchen said:

Oh wow, this is great.

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:47
Marsha D said:

Great masculine card. Love the metal brads in the corners and the layout is really unique.

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:33
Sue D said:

Fantastic nautical card–I like the glitter background.

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:59
JANIS said:


Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:15
Mary Esther said:

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

“Happy Birthday, Rick!”

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:15
JoAnn B. said:

Great card. Love all the details.
Happy Birthday to Rick

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:04
Diana Nguyen said:

Love the shimmering paper (so perfect for the sea image) and the silver star brads. Great masculine card!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:15
Joyce said:

FANTASTIC card — one of a kind for sure!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:00
Lorrayne Ingram said:

Like this card a lot

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:23

Terrific coloring, just love it, and the paper behind compliments it nicely!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:24
Mary B. said:

I really like this card and the textures. This is such a great card.

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:30
Sarosa said:

Love how this is so masculine, even with the sparkle. Love the brads!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:25
Jeanne said:

This is an awesome masculine Birthday Card. I love the way the ship pops on the dark background.

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:54
Dottie said:

Wow, I love the blues in this card. They really pop…the whole card is just beautifully done. Rick will love this card.

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:07
Judi Szyndrowski said:

Beautiful cards. I love this stamp set. Well done.

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:18

Fabulous, Michelle! This is one my fave sets and the colors and papers you used are just perfect.Love the metal accents and terrific layout. Rick will love it!

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:12
Joyce said:

Great card. I especially like the sparkly background.

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:39
Judy Jackson said:

Great card!

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:52
Jean C said:

Your nautical themed card is a great masculine card. The background is great with the look of water. Great job!

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:01

Really love the blues of this card.The sailing ship is terrific and the sentiment so fitting. Christine x

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:24
Kris B said:

Wonderful card! Love the glitter paper and the image is great! Thanks for sharing.

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:39
Leigh Scherzer said:

Such a swell nautically themed card! I really like the edge treatment on the sail boat piece!

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:57
Dorothy said:

Love this sail boat

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:23
Dorothy said:

Great sail boat

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:50
Annette Sowden said:


I love this card. The edge-like frame is fantastic. It really seems it shimmer like the sea.

Jan 9, 2013 - 12:01:54

Wow love this Awesome card the colors and the layering is so perfect. this card would be the best for my Husband because I have given him ships like this and they are on my mantel and they are in the same colors. thanks for sharing.

Jan 9, 2013 - 01:01:24
Sue Worthington said:

Love the glittered BG and the bit of leather to celebrate Rick’s BD – Happy Birthday, Rick!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 01:01:49
Marti Hollingsworth said:


Jan 9, 2013 - 01:01:38
Sabrina said:

That glitter background is fabulous! I love the ship – I just got that set myself, it’s a definite winner for masculine cards. The leather was a great find, too!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 01:01:14
Marion said:

Love the colors in this card. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 9, 2013 - 01:01:42
Divinity said:

Wow!! Love it!

Jan 9, 2013 - 03:01:25
Becky Green said:

I’ve ALWAYS liked a nautical theme for masculine cards! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!!!!!! :)

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:37
Jean Mcgee said:

WHOA!!!! This is a beauttttttyyy.
Jean McGee

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:38
christi said:

this is an awesome card. love all the techniques that you used. and it’s my favorite color. love the blues!

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:02
Cynthia said:

I love cards with ship. this is great. Cynthia

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:25

Love your card, Michelle!! Love the set you used and the colors and design are fabulous!!! Rick will love this!!! HUGS!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:43
jan keen said:

Love, love, love the ship Michelle…and that touch of purple/violet sparkle paper sure adds alot!! Great masculine card…i’m sure Rick will love it!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 04:01:24
Debbie Erickson said:

Great card. You’ve put a lot of expertise into it. Thanks!

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:58
Diane H said:

Another wonderful Manly card (I spelled it right this time)..loved seeing all these for inspiration!!

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:41
Arnette said:

Beatiful card!

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:59
MaryAnn said:

Beautiful card,love your coloring,that stamp is great…

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:24
Karen said:

Oooh! Love that glittery background paper you made for this card.
Karen L1020 at gmail dot com

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:04
Veronica said:

Michelle, nice card. I’m sure Rick will like to recieve that f his birthday!

Happy Bithday Rick!

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:02
Irene Tetreault said:

Love your card and this stamp set.

Jan 9, 2013 - 05:01:10
Michel E said:

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Jan 9, 2013 - 06:01:34
Mandee said:

Really pretty. Love the blue. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 9, 2013 - 06:01:42

Great masculine card! Fabulous coloring, love the addition of the EP!

Jan 9, 2013 - 06:01:07
Carolyn V said:

Michelle, what a colorful masculine card, guys just love ships and so do I; thanks for sharing

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:35
Antonella said:

What a neat card, love those star brads and the paper you used!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:59
Beverly Vance said:

Love the colors; thank you for sharing!

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:33
Christine said:

This is a beautiful card! I love the sparkle in the background and learned a few new things from your post! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday, Rick!

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:52
Cyndy W said:

I love, love, love this card and just bet Rick does too! Thanks for sharing

Jan 9, 2013 - 08:01:31
Bernadette Shisler said:

Michelle, somehow I skipped you in this hop. I don’t know if you’ll even know. Anyway, I love your card. I’m so new to ODBD, yet love the inspiration from each of the talented ladies. I know Rick is going to be shocked to see all these cards. Happy Birthday Rick!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:30
Janet Castle said:

Your card is GORGEOUS…Rick will soooooo enjoy it!
Paper Hugs,

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:47
Patty said:

Wow…beautiful all the blue colors, especially the deep dark sparkly blues that frame the card!

Jan 9, 2013 - 09:01:56
LaDawn said:

Great card. Some flash but not too much.

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:35
Kathy said:

Stunning card!

Jan 9, 2013 - 10:01:05
mary l. said:

Happy Birthday Rick.
You are so lucky receiving all these fabulous guy cards.
Love the ship on this one.
mary l.

Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01:07
Sherry Lowmaster said:

good guy card!! love the surging sea set!

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:01:22
Lucy E. said:

Beautiful card! The embossing really looks like water.

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:01:09
Mary Lee K. said:

What an awesome card! Love the coloring & composition of the card!

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:01:46
Mary Lee K. said:

What a wonderful card! Love the coloring & composition of the card!

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:01:58
Robyn said:

Wonderful beauty in this male influence card! Richness abounds!

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:01:36
Mary-Anne V. said:

Happy birthday Rick! Love the ship image and the wonderful design of this card.

Jan 10, 2013 - 12:01:34
Kristy Tyra said:

I love that embossing powder! It’s awesome!

Jan 10, 2013 - 03:01:53
sandeeNC said:

That’s a great card for framing too, wonderful sentiment! Happy Birthday to Rick, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Jan 10, 2013 - 06:01:15
gurian6 said:

I love all the deep blues…just like the ocean. What a wonderful card!

Jan 11, 2013 - 01:01:42
Cathymac said:

What a fabulous masculine card and wonderful tribute to Rick for his birthday! Your card just sparkles, Michelle…love the blue tones with this set!

Jan 11, 2013 - 05:01:08
Sonia Ranger said:

Beautiful! Love the blue and all of the layers! Great birthday card!

Jan 12, 2013 - 01:01:30
Kelley said:

Great card, Michelle!! Lots of cool blues! Rick will love it! Thanks for playing along in the hop!!

{ Jan 9, 2013 - 07:01:48 } Happy Birthday to Rick!