Birthday card for my son, Troy. He is my SINGLE outdoorsman. He spent almost four weeks in Alaska a few years ago with 3 friends. They were dropped off on a river 2 1/2 hours by plane away from Anchorage in the middle of no where and floated down a river for the scheduled pick up date. The river was very high due to all of the rain and they had to dodge huge trees floating down the river with them. I was so relieved when he got home!! He hunts every year with his brothers and as a result, various skins and antlers and even a buffalo head can be found in our family room and his bedroom. I call his bedroom the animal cemetary!! Since I love this stamp, I decided to use it as the theme for his birthday. My youngest son, Shane, who is also on my avatar, is also SINGLE. He is only 24 though so I am not too worried but Troy.......
We are going to make this card at church too so I colored with pencils since that is the favorite coloring technique asked for by my awesome church ladies. I used different pencils for 'his outfit' and for the fish but for some reason they color coordinate!!! Go figure, my feminity finally comes out on my son's card. Hope he does not notice it. I added a fly to his card but will have to come up with something else for the church group. They cost $1.00 each!! Yikes!! I don't think we even get that much in donations.
Hope you like it.
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009 GMT Views: 1483
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39861
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 @ 2:47 PM
Way cool card Sputnik! I love the sparkle on the water. The *fly* was a very nice touch. Love your designer looking fish, must be a California fish. Your dp is so pretty, love the punched edge and your corner treatment. Great colors. Wonderful card. Don't let Troy throw it away or he'll have to answer to his Aunt!!!! Love this card too! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
Smile.......people will wonder what you are up to! :0)
Proud Fan Club Member
2010 DT for Rubbernecker Stamps My Gallery
Registered: August 7, 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 28161
Sun, Mar 01, 2009 @ 11:26 AM
ConnieJo... I don't know how I missed this card in the gallery but it sure is a show stopper!!! Your son will love this... and the ladies will love making these too! I kwym about the flies being so expensive! This card will be a huge hit!!! Hope you get lots more that usual in donations on this one!!! Great work my friend!!! Thanks for posting this!!!
Registered: November 18, 2004 Location: Ohio Posts: 4983
Mon, Mar 09, 2009 @ 10:21 AM
what a great masculine card! And sounds like a perfect card for your outdoorsman! My DH and son (9) sound very much the same- I even hesitate to post many of my scrapbook pages because of all the *ahem* animals in them! Love the glitter on the water and the real fly on there! Cool!
Registered: April 22, 2006 Location: SCS in NC Posts: 20954
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 @ 5:39 AM
This is so fun. I love that you made this for your DS. The fly is the perfect embellishment. My son cringes when he loses one of those flies. He uses his own money to buy them. They are sacred territory. This set will always be one of my favs. I wish my SINGLE daughters were a little older. We could hook them up. Oldest is 21... Have a great day.
------------------------------ Dawn B.
Anything is possible when you open your heart.... My BLOG