Thursday, 17 July 2014

Masculine 50th Birthday Card

Today I am making a 50th birthday card for a man who is environmentally conscious, a real nature lover. Stampin' Up! have a number of stamps that would be suitable but I chose Lovely As A Tree, one of the longest-lasting stamp sets in the catalogue. If it has survived for at least eight years, it is a GREAT stamp!

The colours at The Paper Players are so gorgeous, I used them again too. It's a shame that the Blackberry Bliss card base is looking black in my photo, but when it shows its true colour, the watercolour looks washed-out. I stamped the row of trees with Stazon onto watercolour paper and then, using an Aquapainter and ink squeezed onto the lid of the stamp pad, I 'painted' the  soft sunset. Unfortunately, I loved the scene so much, I couldn't bear to trim it down to confornm to the sketch at HandStamped Sentiments. I think they will be okay with that, usually sketches are just a suggestion to be followed as you choose.
I pulled out Memorable Moments for the numbers, it has been a little while since I used them. Happy Birthday comes from Something To Say.
Because this card is for a customer, I will make a couple more for her to have a choice for her brother's birthday card, so you might even see them pop up here over the weekend!

I'm having a water colour class on Friday 25th July in South Morang, Victoria, if you'd like to join me, there are 3 places left in this class. Check for more details under Class Tab at top of blog, phone 0417500681 or email me.

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  1. Delightful card! Your scene is beautiful and I love that you used the colors for a masculine card. So glad you shared your creation with The Paper Players.

  2. I love how you created a scene with the challenge colors, Rachel! I love Lovely as a Tree, too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  3. This is such a pretty card, I just love the water coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Players!

  4. Very nice card! Love how you created your background. Need to try that myself! Creative Blessings! Jess

  5. Beautiful! I love your watercoloring technique, and the color palette is gorgeous for a sunset. I LOVE Lovely as a Tree, too! Thanks for playing the sketch at HSS! ~Erika

  6. Very pretty card! You did a beautiful job of coordinating the challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  7. Lovely, what great colors for a pretty landscape! Thanks for playing at HSS!


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