Double Birthdays

My son, Tim, and my son-in-law, Gabriel, have birthdays two days apart in July.  Ten years ago I had just started making cards.  I found this Mo's image and since they were both into gaming I made them birthday cards using it.  I was running out of ideas for male cards so I started looking through my photos of completed cards to get some ideas when I ran across the two cards from 2010.  I decided it would be very cool to make them both a card using the same image again.  And yes, they are both still into gaming.  The only real difference in the cards is inside.  
One says son and the other, son-in-law.

The images are colored with Copic markers.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.

Copics: B000, 00, 12, 24, 91, 93, 95, 97, BV01, C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 
E00, 01, 02, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23, 31, 33, 34, 35, 40, 43, R2, 12, 24, 27, 37, 
Y02, 08, 11, 17, 18, YR15, 16, 18

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Craft Rocket Challenge - for Men/Boys
Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes
Crafty Girls' Corner - You're the Man
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

Below are the cards I made in 2010 about two months after I started card making.  I believe they were done with Prismacolors and Gamsol.  I think I've improved some.  There is definite improvement in photography!  A new camera helped with that.  It's already time for another new camera.  Come on stimulus.  Momma needs a new camera.   My Olympus is too old and can no longer update. Transferring the images to the computer is a bit of a pain.


  1. Hi Diane! Happy 4th! I've had a catch up of all your wonderful cards. I agree it's so hard to track down which Bestie, wish she had named them and not numbered so many. The ADU images are nice. I guess I need to get a few more. Was supposed to have won a few but they never followed through. Life's too short to hold that against them haha. I love love love your old and new gaming cards! How nice they share the same hobby. I have 4 nephews who are brothers and not one of them shares any interests. And oh yes the camera problem. I have an iphone with a good camera and still hook it up to my desktop to transfer the pics, lol. Hope you have a great weekend, stay well and safe! XOX

  2. Awesome cards. Great image and your coloring is awesome. The boys will love them. Awesome message inside. So glad you shared over at Crafty Gals Corner (and Colour Crazy)

  3. I've had the opportunity to re-use an image from a much older card too, and it's a lot of fun! Your original cards are really gorgeous though - I was a bit embarrassed about how my old one looked! I love all 4 of yours! Thanks for sharing these with us at Morgan's Artworld

  4. Diane I love what you created here and being able to compare your coloring skills to then and now!!! How cool is that! Your coloring skills are amazing so no worries there;) Your son and son-in-law will love their cards for sure! Hugs

  5. Wow, I love this. You did such an amazing job with this image. I love the colours and the design. Great work here. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  6. Greats cards! Cool image and lovely colouring. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  7. Great coloring on both cards! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.

  8. I'm afraid your blog post looks a bit punky today and I can't read your text but I can see your fabulously coloured cards just fine and I love them! Thank you so much for playing along with our theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. It's great to see you

  9. Great cards, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen


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