Friday, 20 June 2014

Another 90th Birthday card

This is a card I made for my sister to give to our Dad for his 90th birthday last week. The bird table topper is an image from a Jane Shasky From the Heart of the Garden CD..  The background papers are from a LOTV Nitwit Country Gent paper pad.  I've used a mixture of stamps for the sentiment which is stamped onto a JustRight Vintage Label die and the fancy border is a Spellbinder die.

I am entering this for the following challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Something for the Boys and/or use your dies

Fathers Day

Its amazing how some cards can take forever to make because I keep changing my mind or trying out different ideas that I'm not happy with, whereas this card took no time at all.  I think I'd got the idea in my head and it all came together to make something I was happy with.

So for father's day I made this card using all Clarity Stamps. The Kingfisher was stamped onto some white card and coloured with a mixture of distress markers ad promarkers.  I made a mask for the bird and stamped the end of the branch again to extend it behind.  For the background I used a brayer and Momento Teal Zeal ink and a screwed up piece of paper to create a water texture.  For the wording I used the Clarity letter stamps and matted both the words and Kingfisher onto some complimentary coloured card.  The white background has been created by embossing a piece of  Centura Pearl card with the clarity swirl mask, my most recent purchase at the Doncaster Stamp Magic show.

I am entering this card for the following challenges
 Clarity Stamp Challenge - Masculine
Country View Challange - Only men allowed
Ladybug Challenge - something for the boys and/or use your dies
Ooh la la Creations Challenge - Fathers day/Male
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things with wings
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes