Monday, August 31, 2009

the Deer

Needed to make a masculine birthday card - absolutely no ribbon, brads, bling, scallops, soft corners....nothing! not even a big ole "Hap-py Birthday" on the inside....tough request!

This set from Stampin Up finally came to mind!.....bingo!!...used markers on the stamp to give the image some color. The first thing I stamped, using the grey marker, was the mountain scene. Thought that would give the whole scene some depth. Then colored the tree stamp with markers ...and last is the deer, in black.

If you've never used your markers on your stamps, give it a try...just remember to "huff" .... (just breathe on stamp in hard short bursts - it moistens the marker on the stamp)

Stamps: from SU - Nature Silhouettes, Circle of Frienship, small script from ACM, mountains from Blue Ridge Impressions, little leaves from unknown
Paper: from SU - Burgundy, old olive, hunter green, plaid is from scraps, white
Ink: Memento Black
Markers: from SU - Grey, Burgundy, Choc Chip, Hunter Green, Old Olive
Technique: Huffing, matting

Those masculine cards are tough! I so wanted to add some gold brads or adhesive nail heads to the small green area under the image....or at least a cute little plaid ribbon :( sigh.....

Have a blessed day,

12 comments:

Patti said...

Wow Linda, You do masculine really well! LOL! Gorgeous card!

Karin said...

A great card...the colors are wonderful together.

TannyP said...

This turned out fabulous! I wish my masculine cards were this spectacular!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You follow direction beautifully! That stamp has been on my wish list forever.

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful, wonderful card! This is the perfect masculine card!

Joanne Travis said...

Oh, Linda!! This is so beautifully done. I love the scene you've created with the mountains in the background.

Monica said...

It's a beautiful card. I love how you colored the trunk of the tree!

kiwi-creations said...

I love how you used the markers on this card.
Amarlee

craftieodamae said...

you get a A+ on this one!

Kim Pope said...

Great card. I love all the details in the image.

Paige said...

This is a grand card!

Ellie said...

Just beautiful. A perfect card for guys!

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