This is the card I made for my DH for Father's Day this coming Sunday. The actual stamp I used is very large so the card is bigger than your average-sized card. I think you could use this same stamp for a masculine birthday or perhaps retirement - nice and versatile IMHO!
The image was stamped onto 140lb Watercolor paper with Onyx Black ink and colored with Faber-Castell and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and a small round paintbrush. I used a fine waterproof pen to extend the scene a little around the horizon and the riverbank as when I trimmed the watercolor paper down, the scene looked a little "unfinished" in some areas. I have never colored a scene before with watercolor pencils so it was certainly a challenge LOL!!
The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley (UK) and was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I masked out the 3 flowers underneath the word "Wonderful" when I inked it up and added 3 brown rhinestones to fill the gap. I diecut the pale olive and raw umber cardstock with my CB and Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Nestabilities and arranged the diecuts so that the scallops look like they are kind-of-intertwining (if that makes some sort of sense!). It also adds a bit of extra colour to the sentiment but you are not making the sentiment any bigger in diameter.
I attached the ribbon in 2 separate pieces and the double-bow was made with my Bow Easy.
I am entering this card into the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C102 theme of masculine. Deets and links on this challenge and other challenges I am entering are on my blog.
Registered: January 29, 2009 Location: British Columbia Posts: 6698
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 @ 4:17 PM
This card jumped off the screen as soon as your gallery came up. Beautiful!!! Love the dp frame and the ribbon. And what a wonderul image~colored beautifully! I new I'd find fabulous cards upon my arrival!!! TFS. : )
Registered: June 19, 2009 Location: Cheshire, England, UK Posts: 494
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 @ 7:31 AM
Wow you've really surpassed yourself with this beauty! I came looking for inspiration for a wedding anniversary card for my DH (tomorrow....Yes I am always last minute! lol!) and I just KNEW I would find it in your gallery! Now if I only had that stamp.......!