Happy Birthday to my big bro'!

Last week it was my big brother's birthday *waving Luka* :)  I have a bit of a hard time with male cards as I think I may have mentioned on a couple of previous occasions but this time I kept it very simple by just using some designer papers and a sentiment... 

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What I love about this Fall Flowers DP is that along with the gorgeous flowery papers that I LOVE, there are also these more subdued colours that can pass (at least I think they can!) for a male card too.  I think the one at the top looks like a funky 70's wallpaper :)  What do you think....is it blokey enough?!  Not that it matters now as I already gave it to him, but here's hoping that it wasn't quietly removed from display atop the TV cabinet as soon as I stepped out the door!

"Celebrating my Big Brother card" Stamps: So Many Sayings Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Fall Flowers DP Inks: Old Olive Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Old Olive wide grosgrain, Soft Sky stitched ribbon, Metallic Eyelets