Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday Card for Dad

Hi all!  Today, I'm sharing a birthday card on the Crafter's Companion blog - be sure to check out the other inspiration for today.  I started with Destination by Sheena Douglass.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used warm gray on the sails - such a perfect sail color.  I used BT for the water getting lighter the farther that I got from the land.

I thought this card would be perfect for my dad's birthday this summer.  My dad loves sailboats and this stamp has a nice, masculine feel.  I added a Flowing Happy Birthday stamp.  I had a discussion during an online crafty chat about whether or not you could use pearls on a masculine card.  We decided not for little boys, but that I might be able to get away with it for my dad's card.  I had these lovely gray-blue pearls which seemed to complete the card.

Happy Crafting!

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CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great card Jen, love how you colored it!

Stacie Gorse said...

So THIS is the one you were working on??!!?? WOW... I can see how you put so much thought into the coloring and embellishing!
It turned out gorgeous, Jen, as we all knew it would!
And the blue pearls are PERFECT for a nautical image!!
Well done!!!!


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, Jen, this is terrific. I love the stamp you've used. Wow. TFS.

Nick Dacis said...

I just like this card, the colours used for the stamp are perfect and that background script paper really excellent. I impressed this birthday card.

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