Monday 28 October 2013

For a Very Special Man

Here's a birthday card created for one of the most special men in the world to me - my dear Dad!  He is seventy five this month.
I used a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Innies as it's just exactly what I wanted to say to a generous, funny, kind man of integrity who has been faithfully serving his God, family, church, community and country his entire life.
 I think that I'm most thankful for the example of the
 Father heart of God which he has shown to me.
I'm always looking for inspiration to create masculine cards and one of my favorite sets for this is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Landscape Silhouettes.
To make this scene, I used a bit of masking with post-it-notes to create several layers.
Keeping the sun masked, I gave it all a quick spray with Dylusions Black Marble ink - afterwards I wondered if the result looked more like the view from his pickup windshield on the muddy drive back from a fishing trip in the back of beyond - but it's fun to experiment, right?
The inks which I used are:
Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade, Barely Banana
Colorbox Black Licorice
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Jayne said...

Love this card. I'd love to follow your blog by email. Could you possibly add a button for that? Thanks for sharing.

Jodi Collins said...

What a gorgeous card! LOVE this!!!

Katie Sims said...

What a fantastic masculine card, Bridget! I am sure your dad will love it!

Loll said...

Hi Bridget. The scene you've created is gorgeous ... and the perfect sentiment for your dad's birthday. This is truly a keepsake card that he is sure to treasure. Loll xx