Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wilderness Birthday

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the BirthdayThis time around there are no "Toppings", so it's "Anything Goes Birthday". As long as you make a birthday card, you are good to go! 

There are a lot of men in my family, so when it's Anything Goes at STB, I usually steer towards a masculine card. This time around was no exception, and this card is going to one of my sons who lives in the Ozark Mountains. 

I've never used this particular image before, but was inspired by a few examples I saw on Pinterest. First, I created a background with some masking and sponging. Then I stamped the elk image. This is not a silhouette stamp; I colored it in with black marker after stamping. I will admit that this is nothing fancy, but it's always fun to try to try a new technique and stretch your supplies. 

Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits, Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Pattered Paper: Quilted Christmas
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Tuxedo Black (Memento): Versamark
Markers: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Sponges
Accessories: White EP 
(all SU unless otherwise indicated)

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 :)


Colleen Begley said...

Wow, Sandy! This is really a stunner. The green and blue background is gorgeous and so is the elk. Great job with the black marker. I think I like the frame best, though. What a great idea and I am going to have to CASE it. Awesome card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous masculine card - that background is fabulous!

ddc designs said...

Gorgeous! What a fantastic masculine card, tfs!

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. Love your fabulous background.

Barbara said...

The Ozark mountains? Wow! This is a great card for his birthday. He is going to really like your special art work for him. Great idea to make that elk a silhouette.

Lindsey said...

Who needs *fancy* when you can have such a bold and dramatic scene! Love the background and your brilliance in colouring the elk to make him a silhouette.

Nancy said...

Guy cards are so hard for me but this is excellent! Such a terrific background Sandy! I am sure your son will love it! Especially love the way your framed it in. So cool!

Ashwini Rao said...

You might say its not fancy, but it looks terrific, Sandy! Love that background you've created! Awesome card!!

TaeEun said...

Wow!!! Everything on this card is gorgeous! The background, the frame and the DIY silhouette elk!
You are so creative, Sandy!

shirley-bee said...

Great masculine card, Sandy! I love that you turned the image into a silhouette.

Glenda J said...

Perfect masculine card! Love your background - it's perfect!!!

Carol L said...

This is one fantastic birthday card for guys! I love the background you created and the wild colors you used - it all looks just perfect and anyone will surely enjoy receiving this card! Awesome!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW I love your card, absolutely stunning.

Greetings from Germany

Kim S said...

What a fabulous idea for a silhouette - thank you for the inspiration!!! His background is stunning!