Monday, November 4, 2013

Masculine Birthday! PP170, RS#88

Good morning!  Welcome to Monday!  It's another gorgeous day here in the Fraser Valley!  I'm going to take advantage of the sunshine and wash my bus after this, so let's get right to it!  I needed another birthday card, as it's my big brother's birthday tomorrow... so I pulled out my dusty Nature Silhouettes stamp set to play along at the Paper Players and their 'wildlife' theme.  I used the sketch at RetroSketches... and I was all set!

 Love the way my card turned out!

I embossed my Island Indigo panel with the woodgrain embossing folder, topped that with a Whisper White panel tied with some non SU! (sorry!) black and white baker's twine, a SU! black button and a little tag with the sentiment on it!  For my focal panel I heat embossed my stamped image with black embossing powder, then used my 1" circle punch for a mask for the moon, and using a mixture of 5 different blue inks, I sponged my night sky!  The colours I used were Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Night of Navy and Midnight Muse.  Love the 'glowy moon in the night sky' effect when I pulled that sticky note off the moon!  Absolutely beautiful!  My brother will be impressed!

OK, I'm off to enjoy the bright sunny day.  Have a great day yourself!

xo Anita


LeAnne said...

Your brother will be impressed? I am impressed!!!!! This is really stood out in the gallery, and it looked even better up close! Your sponging is wonderful....just a terrific masculine card all around! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players challenge this week!

Katie Melhus said...

What a perfect masculine card. Great deer image and great colors! Thanks for joining us at Retro Sketches!

Marie said...

Congrats on being 'A Cut Above' winner. Love the scene you created in that great color palette.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Anita! I am in awe of your creation! Awesome male card! Congrats on being chosen for the Cut Above with Paper Players. That is how I found your blog.

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Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

this creation is stunning. So simple, yet so much going on. Your sponging is gorgeous. The twine and tiny tag are the perfect finish. Congrats on your "Cut Above" win. Well deserved.