Welcome to the first Cardz for Guyz for 2023.  I’m back from a break and am extremely grateful for the assistance Caz, our fearless challenge leader, when I needed to take a break.

For this challenge, I created a card for my great-nephew.  I saw this idea at some point, and I tend to get lost in my clicking.  Therefore, I have no idea where I first saw this idea.  If you know, please let me know so I can give the proper person credit.

Here’s my card:


When I made this card, I actually made a card for his sister for her 5th birthday, and my other great-niece for her 7th birthday.  However, in trying to get the white accents on the candles, I ruining those cards.  More about that in a bit.



  • The Tahitian Tide base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Parakeet Party DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also trimmed a piece of Tahitian Tide DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from the Parakeet Party DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The white layer is watercolor paper and measures 3-1/2 inches by 4-3/4 inches.
  • The In Colors for 2022 – 2024 are pretty bright, so I needed something to tone it down a little and to give your eyes a place to rest. To accomplish that, I used two Basic Black cardstock mats. The first one is 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The smaller one measures 3-5/8 by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I cropped the 3 from one of the black cardstock layers.
  • As usual, I trimmed white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • That’s it for the measurements.


  • For each candle, I put one drop of re-inker on an acrylic block. I used the widest water painter brush and a small bit of water to dip into the ink. Then, I was able to just stroke the color on the watercolor paper.
  • I did the same thing for the three flames.
  • I needed to let the candles dry overnight just to be sure that every bit had dried completely. Then, I used the journaling pen to outline each of the candles and flames.
  • Next, I stamped the greeting using Tuxedo Black Momento ink.
  • Here’s where I ruined the other two cards. I tried to use a fine-tip silver Sharpie for the accents. The watercolor paper just sucked up the Sharpie. Then it was a trial and error trying to find something that would work on the watercolor paper. I finally found a white gel pen but had to put multiple layers of the gel pen on each candle. Once again, I needed to let everything dry between layers.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the layers. I added dimensionals under the 3 to pop it up. While I wanted to add some other embellishments, since this is a card for a little guy, I left it simple.
  • With that, I’d completed this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy day!


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