Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Masculine Birthday

I am sharing this post over at Stephanie's Blog for her Roses of Inspiration link up today.

 I thought this time I would share a masculine card.  These along with kids cards are the hardest for me to do, but I do like the way this one turned out.  I inked the sunset in the background with my distress inks and after cutting out the trees I put foam tape behind to give a little dimension and shadow to the trees, I think that was the most time consuming part of the whole card, trimming that tape small enough to fit behind the trees and border of the die cut.  Used distress inks on the deer and bird also.  I don't know if you can see but I added a bit of snow to the scene too with my Snow marker.  You put the marker on, let it dry and then heat it with your heat gun to make it puff up.

Oh I also added a little bit of pitt artist pen to the blue background for a touch of stars, but once I added the tree to the background you can hardly see them, really have to look close.

Taylored Expressions -- Birch Tree Cutting Plate and Birch Tree Accessories (deer and bird) dies
Spellbinders -- A2 Matting Basics B die
Distress inks
Marvy -- Snow marker
Faber Castell -- Pitt Artist pen, white for stars on the blue background

Well that is all for me today, I hope your all staying toasty warm, toward the end of the week we are suppose to have a nice warm up, so I am looking forward to that, yesterday's walk in those wind chills was not fun.

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by and for leaving your comments, I so enjoy hearing from you!



Mascha said...

What a nice artwork!
Greetings from Germany

Marissa said...

Oh thats lovely.

Stephanie said...

Everything about this card is beautiful yet very masculine at the same time. Thank you, sweet friend, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Christine said...

Excellent result! I love the bird and I didn't even know you could buy a snow pen! Very clever!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful card!

Huckleberry stitches said...

That is so nice, I actually have those dies! May need to break them out. Lovely blog btw!

Laura Lane said...

That's an amazing card! I'll bet it will be appreciated. I've made a few simple cards, but ususally, I have to have something to copy.

Thanks so much for visiting me at Harvest Lane Cottage. I truly appreciated you taking time to talk back!


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Wow, so much work but what a beautiful card! It could be framed!

Kat White said...

Yes Wow! that is super pretty! love love ♥ ☀ ☆ ☪ 🐱 🐶 🐸
Have a wonderful day Connie! Stay Warm!

Kira Anastasia said...

Oooo that is really nice! I like images of deer a lot, for some reason. This really appeals.

Debby Ray said...

Oh, this is just lovely! My son would absolutely love it...he loves deer. Beautifully done!!

Lisa said...

So pretty, Connie! Love the peekaboo colors of the background. Happy New Year!

Mari said...

That's a beautiful card!

doodles n daydreams said...

A great card for a man.


Ana said...

Oh Cannie, your card turned out just lovely. I love the sunset effect on the background. Excellent work.

Hugs and Kisses,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Connie superb work and really great final result for all that hard work with the tape :D

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Leslie Miller said...

You've outdone yourself, Connie! This is gorgeous! Beautiful shaded background and I have coveted that tree die. Fantastic!

SarahGeorge said...

This is gorgeous Connie!! I struggle with masculine cards. You do them very well :) Liked all the distressing and the scenery you created! Just lovely! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful scene Connie. Love the sponged background with the bright colors... the 'snow' is perfect.

Debbie said...

what a beautiful card!! homemade, always best to give and to receive!!!