One of my son’s birthdays is coming up, so this week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner fit in perfectly with the need to make him a card.

I love this old truck image.  It reminds me so much of the pickup that my DH drove in high school when we were dating… you know… back in the olden days!  Had fun coloring it with Copics.

And growing up in Washington State, who didn’t have an apple tree or two in their yard!  I remember the Red Delicious apples my dad grew.  They were HUGE, seriously, the size of cantalopes.  The weight of the apples would bend the branches so low.  He would put poles under them to hold them up to keep the fruit from resting on the ground.  He loved his apples and would eat them everyday.  He didn’t like the peel though and could wind around and around the apple with a paring knife to make one long peel.  As a little girl I delighted in watching him do this.  Wonderful memories of simpler times…

Happy Birthday, Gary!


Stamps: SU Countryside and On Your Birthday

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Gertie

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Night of Navy; Copics:

Accessories: Ribbon

18 Responses to “OCC – A Masculine Card”

  1. Great guy card. Love that ribbon. Are those brads on the ribbon? I really like them, very masculine. Have a good Wednesday.

  2. This card is so eyecatching. I love the designer paper you chose and the clever ribbon treatment on the top. It all complements your wonderful colouring.

  3. You are right…my memories are so close to yours. My Dad still peels his apples like that. He had a truck like this too! It had pretty copper glitter paint on it. I bet he still wished he had it! fun, fun creation today!!!!!!!!!!

  4. My Hubby would love this Susan, FABULOUS!!~

  5. This is a beauty, Susan. A perfect masculine card for this time of year. Love your coloring and wonderful ribbon treatment.

  6. Love the memories! 🙂
    Are the rhinestone squares on the ribbon to begin with? that’s a cool, tool-like effect. I love this card!

  7. This is a wonderful guy card, Susan…you have colored the pickup perfectly and I’m lovin all the red!!!! My Dad had an old green pickup just like that…what great memeories!!!

  8. Fantastic card Susan!!

  9. LOOOOOOVE the classic truck image. My dad has an old Chevy truck that he used to enter in car shows. Now it just sits in his garage (collecting dust), but it’s still beautiful and there are so many great memories of riding around in it.

    Awesome card!

  10. Terrific card, Susan! This truck reminds me of my Dad’s truck that I learned to drive on. Yep, I’m that ancient. LOL! Your remembrance of your dad pealing an apple is the same for me. I was always intrigued watching my dad peal an apple in one long strip! Oh, and I grew up in WA state too and we had an apple tree in our back yard that I loved climbing on. Wishing your son a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  11. What a fabulous masculine card! Love that ribbon and your colouring is absolutley perfect!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories, Susan!
    Love your truck card You did an amazing job coloring! Love how you attached ribbon with embellishments!

  13. Beautiful design Susan! I love the snaps, they look so cool! I could never peel an apple all the way around 🙂

  14. A beautiful card …. I love this old truck too, and you have coloured it beautifully …. and the ribbon treatment at the top of your card is really cool ….love the colour combo, thanks for stepping up the creative heat for masculine cards at Our Creative Corner!!!

  15. Susan, your card looks amazing. I LOVE your coloring.
    Hugs and smiles

  16. This is a most perfect guys’ card, Susan!! I love your coloring, and ribbon treatment with the snaps!!

  17. Fabulous card for a guy and how wonderful to remember all those special “apple” times. Just delicious! Pat

  18. Great masculine image, terrific coloring and love your ribbon border, very cool!

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