Saturday, March 7, 2015

Masculine Birthday


Today I'm sharing a masculine birthday card that was inspired by this beautiful card from my friend Lynn. I stamped several pine sprigs with Versamark ink on watercolor paper and heat-embossed them, sponging with Antique Linen ink and then Peeled Paint ink to add a little touch of green color. After it was sponged, I decided it needed a touch of color, so I added some berries with a stick stamp by Judith. It doesn't show up at all in the photo, but I added subtle streaks of clear glitter to the pines done with a Wink of Stella pen. The leaping deer were made with a Memory Box die in kraft and rust colors and sponged with chocolate chip ink, and I added color for eyes and noses with a fine black marker. The sentiment is from SSS and the mat for the image is always artichoke green.

I'm entering this into the Mod Squad challenge to create your own background without using pattern paper.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend as daylight savings time begins for us tonight and the spring warm-up apparently begins next week! I'm ready!

Carol

14 comments:

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Love those leaping dear and the gorgeous paper you created.
:) Marie

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background! Love the delicate look of this masculine card, the pine sprigs and the berries! Beautiful texture you made! The two reindeers are just gorgous!

Donna Hanley said...

I'm fine with looking at this winter card because spring IS on the way, or at least I hope they are right with their predictions. You did a lovely job with this card. Love the sponging on top of the embossing. Have a good weekend and warmer week ahead (maybe).

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a wonderful background.
Pauline
x

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol this is beautiful!! The embossed resist technique has always been one of my very favorites.

Jean said...

I love this background you made and the leaping deer are great, I like that you added eyes and noses, I tend to do that sort of thing too. A super card.
We don't change our clocks till the end of the month, but the light is already lasting longer. i hope you get some warmer weather soon.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

My card doesn't hold a candle compared to this! So pretty!!! Love the background you created for those deer. I never think to use that die for anything other than Christmas so glad I could inspire you. LOVE IT!
Lynn

Brenda said...

Lynn's card was a stunner for sure and looks like you have a stunner as well! I love the background you make Carol, it really look masculine with the pines. The deer are fabulous as well and I think this is an amazing masculine birthday card! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I love these deer leaping through the pines, Carol! Awesome!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh Carol, this is fabulous my friend...love the background.xx
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Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a very handsome card! Perfect for a guy. I love to see how the card Lynn made inspired this one. They are so different yet you can easily see how one inspired the other.

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done! Like all the neat details and that great background!

Joyce Erb said...

A perfect background for your deer, loks great. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge.

Jessi Fogan said...

I love it! The embossed background is perfection!