Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Husband

Hi friends! My dear hubby's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I thought I would get a head start on his card. It's always a challenge making a card for him because I feel like I've already used every stamp in my collection that is remotely masculine. As I was going through my inventory, I stumbled across this stamp set that I've had for a year and never used and completely forget I'd even ordered! Does that happen to anyone else?! I was really glad I found it, and had great fun watercoloring this image. I hope hubby likes it. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out and like the little pop of orange.


I'm playing along with the Masculine challenge at The Challenge, and Anything Goes at Seize The Birthday. 

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits, Endless Birthday Wishes, Guy Greetings
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor Paper
Patterned Paper: Adventure Bound
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools: Aqua Painter, Piercing Tool & Mat, Paper Piercing Essentials
Accessories: Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be taking a little bloggy break next week to get caught up with some projects around the house, but I'll be back on May 8. Have a great week, and I hope you'll leave me a comment! 


Bonnie said...

You know, I think I've had this set a year without inking it too! I think it will make a good Father's Day card this year. Thanks for the inspiration, Sanday!

Donna said...

Such a great card and beautiful coloring! TFS!

Nancy Farrell said...

Just love your water-coloring! The card is great. Enjoy your week and May 8, is Mother's Day, come back on the 9th! Ha. Ha.

LeAnne said...

This is amazing! What a stunning masculine card--I am pretty sure he'll love it! Your coloring is spot on!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Sandy: I have this set, I bought it the moment I saw it in the catalog, it's perfect for masculine cards, all 4 images are simply beautiful.
Your card is gorgeous, the Mallard looks amazingly real, you matched the colors of this beautiful birds perfectly.
Thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is fabulous! I love your mix of patterns and the watercoloring is amazing! Your hubby will cherish this card! So glad you found a stamp et that needed some love! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome male card, you colored the duck image beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!

Nancy said...

So glad you stumbled upon a stamp you have never used for the hubster! Your card in awesome! Thanks for linking up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card and a perfect image. Fabulous coloring too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

laurie said...

That water coloring is awesome. ( I like that you put all the colors in your card recipe below) Turned out perfect!

laurie said...

That water coloring is awesome. ( I like that you put all the colors in your card recipe below) Turned out perfect!