Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cozy Birthday

My nephew hunts and fishes, I have done so many deer cards for him that I was running out of ideas and then I came across this antler die my hubby had purchased for his art and I remembered he had bought the fire and logs dies at different times when they were on sale at our Local stamp store, and this little scene was born.  I have done this before trying to make the sentiment look like it is in a picture frame this time on a mantel, I colored the outside of the die with brown marker. I shaped the mantel so that it had a little ledge on it to support the frame.

I cut down a piece of brick embossing folder to make the fireplace, I inked a background piece of cardstock (sorry I forgot to write down the colors I used) and added the cut out shapes and layered the fire and logs on top then put it behind the embossed piece.

Tim Holtz -- brick embossing folder
Poppystamps -- Warm and cozy fire and fireplace logs dies
Memory Box -- Curved Antlers dies
My mind's eye -- Lost and found 2 papers
Spellbinders -- classic scalloped sq small die
Taylored Expressions -- Many mini occasions sentiment stamp

I am sharing today's post with Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up , always so much inspiration over there it is like visiting Pinterest :)  I have met so many sweet bloggers from her link up's, thank you Stephanie for hosting this each week!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy wherever you are, we had a very hard frost this morning and they are telling us snow is on the way tonight into tomorrow, the amounts keep changing as the days go by, hoping for a small amount.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, and leaving a little comment to let me know you did,  Have a wonderful day,



Nancy Chan said...

It is a pretty deer card. The fire looks real.

Sylvia said...

Nice deer card, any hunter would love to receive this in the mail.

Diane said...

Oh what a warm and cozy masculine design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, love this wonderful birthday card. The idea using the antler with the fireplace and cozy fire is outstanding. Your nephew will love it.
The perfect card for a hunter!!

Stay warm in your next round of winter weather. We are raining today with temps in the 40's and very windy. For us we are freezing. Old man winter is giving us a taste of what we missed all winter. We need the rain, just not the cold. haha

Have a nice day and fun creating. xo

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is so fabulous! It does make me feel all warm and cozy. We have some comfy fireplace seating (no antlers, though) and this reminds me of it. Love sitting there with a book. It's actually a fireplace with a pellet stove insert. Anyway...sidetracked for a moment...you came up with a great idea for your nephew!

Daniela said...

I seem to look through the keyhole of a living room with its lit fireplace ... It's simply wonderful !
Thank you for sharing your wonders, my sweet soul !

Sending blessing on the remainder of your week,
with much, so much love

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh girl! : ) This is an Awesome card! You are so creative and inspiring! love it~ Thanks for sharing, Karen O

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Connie, that is the cutest guy card ever! It is so creative and my late beloved would've loved it since he was an avid outdoorsman.

Debbie said...

This is a great card Connie, you sure do put a lot of thought and love in to each of your cards. Every beautiful detail has so much meaning!!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What an interesting design, I know your nephew will enjoy it.

Thanks for dropping in on my blog also. Kelly

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

What a lovely card, Connie! The fire looks indeed warm and cosy. :)
Thank you for this very inspiring post & Stay warm!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Connie,
Well that fireplace scene is so warm and cozy that I'd like to jump right into it and get warm by the fire. But since I can't I'll just have to admire it from afar. Beautiful work! Love the antlers over the fireplace too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Connie well done on the dots connecting to make this card, well executed too .. love it how things pop into your head one by one and card is born!
Thanks so much for sharing for popping over too and making my day.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello Connie, thank you so much for your visit.
Your cards are amazing! So clever.
Have a great week :)

Kim said...

What a fabulous card for a male. This card is so very imaginative. It looks like a real fireplace in a log cabin. Love, love, love those antlers!!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful scene you've created! Reminds me of a cozy cabin! Love it!

Stephanie said...

Sweetest Connie, this card is darling! My husband is a hunter and would love this card :) Thanks for the inspiration, my friend. And thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!