Thursday, January 4, 2018

Feather Pen Birthday

Hi everyone, and a Happy New Year to you! Today it's time for our first challenge of 2018 at Seize the Birthday.  To help you get back in the crafty swing of things, we've made it real easy: Anything Goes Birthday! 

I am always, always in short supply of masculine birthday cards and needed one right away, so that's what inspired my first card of the year. I also went searching for stamp sets that hadn't seen much love yet, and this was one of them. I love the simple feather pen for a masculine card, and I thought the patterned paper coordinated perfectly. I colored the feather with Copic markers, then added some detail with a colored pencil.

I was also inspired by the colors at Color Throwdown. I love a masculine card in neutral colors! 

Stamp Sets: Fair Feathers, Ella and Friends (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Ivory, Black (Simon Says Stamp), Soft Suede Textured (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Harmony (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Soft Brown (Hero Arts)
Markers: Copic
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Tools: Big Shot, Fair Feather Dies (Mama Elephant)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Becca Sadler said...

terrific card!

Barbara said...

great masculine card. I need those and have trouble making them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindsey said...

Perfection! I love the shading on the quill, and the patterned paper seems made for matching with the image.

Broni said...

Oh so pretty, Sandy! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Something about the quill and ink image, I can't place - just calms the heart down, like wishing for a peaceful birthday... I really liked that (sorry for being so vague!)
hugs, Ashwini

TaeEun said...

What a gorgeous masculine birthday card!!! Beautiful layout! And the splatters are just perfect!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your masculine birthday design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Nancy said...

Finally I have a minute to stop by and say Happy New Year to you! I sure hope you haven't frozen to death in the meantime! I think this card is Awesome and I am pegging you as a winner at The Color Throwdown! Love the simple feather and you paired it with the perfect paper! Be well my friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the colors -- I love this image too

Glenda J said...

This is a fabulous masculine card. Love the splatter in the background. Great colour combo too.

Patti said...

Beautifully done! and an over the top great color combo : )


Nora Noll said...

This is so sweet!! I LOVE that image and how you stamped the inside too!!