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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Birthday Card for Dad

My Dad's birthday is coming up, so I needed a nice masculine card to send him. I pulled out a beautiful old retired set called Changing Seasons. It has four stamps showing a different covered bridge for each season. I guess the one I choose shows Fall. (I just couldn't bear to do the cold, wintery scene I guess!) This card uses this weeks sketch from Mojo Monday. I used all retired stuff to make this card except for one stamp...can you see it? Look closely at the Artichoke DP, and you can see the Sanded background over the top. I also sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.

Stamps: Changing Seasons, Sanded background, Everyday Flexible Phrases & Fancy Flexible Phrases
Card stock: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke Designer prints, Ski Slope
Ink: Black Stazon, Bravo Burgundy and various others to watercolor
Accessories: Aqua painter, 3/8" Chocolate grosgrain, Antique Gold Hodge podge Hardware & Word Window punch

Thanks for stopping by today!

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Nice job! It definitely looks masculine!

Tricia said...

Love your blog! I'll be stopping by more often. You have a wonderful clean style.

Rebecca said...

I think this is a great stamp set to use for a masculine birthday! Your hardware for the sentiment is just perfect!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous Lynn!! Your coloring on this is excellent!! Great masculine creation! TFS! :)

melody said...

happy b-day to your dad!
and wow ~ GORGEOUS chickie! you do such beautiful coloring

Erin... said...

WOW this is fantastic!!! perfect manly card!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love this stamp...Wish I had the set! Perfect for a Dad!

CV

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a great card--your dad will love it!
LeAnne

Alison said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Pat's little corner of the world said...

retired or not this is beautiful...male cards are so hard for me to do..this is just wonderful..GREAT JOB..
your blogger buddy,
Pat

Cassie said...

this is so lovely lynn! your dad will love it! and the card in the post below is also wonderful!! love what you did with these sketches!

~Christina~ said...

Great job!

cyndel2112 said...

we have a covered bridge in my hometown, I just love your card.
It reminds me of home. Beautiful Job!

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
hugs Bev x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome coloring Lynn, love this image. Perfect masculine card too. Great colors and accents. Well done! :)

Wendy said...

GREAT masculine card Lynn! Nice layout. Your dad should love it.

Corie said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, i luv the image, sue.x