Saturday, June 21, 2014

Island Birthday

Hi there!  A great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches   was my inspiration for the birthday card that I'm sharing with you today.

Isn't that a fun sketch?  I had a great time making this card, but I will say getting all the paper pieces to align perfectly was a challenge LOL!  I found some designer paper from a retired paper stack that I thought was perfect for a masculine birthday card.

The truck from Countryside was stamped in Stazon on watercolor paper and colored using an Aquapainter.  Everything was adhered to a piece of Early Espresso card stock, which was then popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals atop an Island Indigo card.

Brads from Antique Trinkets decorate the sentiment banner, and hemp twine was wrapped around under the truck.  Pretty simple embellishments worked well with the active design and the watercolored image.

Thanks for dropping by today!  I hope the remainder of your weekend is enjoyable.  My husband and I are going on a hunt for a big tomato plant and maybe more flowers for the garden.  It's going to be lovely weather this weekend so it's a perfect time to work in the yard.  Take care!



Product details:
Stamps:  Countryside, Four You
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Festival of Prints
Ink:  Island Indigo, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Encore Silver, Jet Black Stazon
Other:  Hemp Twine, Antique Trinkets, Aquapainter, Blender Pen


Jen Mitchell said...

These colors and that image a perfect for a man-card! I love the patterns and your coloring is spot on! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely fabulous masculine card Stef! Love your colouring, the DSPs you've used and the addition of the twine. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! Awesome card!!! Love the image and the coloring!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!