Sunday, 30 July 2017

Masculine happy birthday

It is my workmate, Ian's, birthday tomorrow. He's a botanist, so I pulled out some leafy images from Altenew's "Adore You" stamp set and got inky.
This is one of those cards that looks a lot better in person than via the computer screen. The gold gives a warm glow, and the stamped and inked panel is sprayed with Perfect Pearls, so has a lovely warm shimmer. I used Zig clean color real brush markers to add the greens and some orange, sprayed with water to blend, and then stamped the leaves in Versafine onyx black and clear embossed them. I added some more colour before spraying with Perfect Pearls in water.  The sentiment is my oldest Hero Arts stamp - one of my first stamp purchases ever! I gold embossed it onto vellum and wrapped it around the panel before adhering with two strips of gold cardstock above and below the panel.
 And, yes, I know this colour scheme is WELL outside of my comfort zone - but you have to challenge yourself sometimes!

I'll be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - their theme this week is "Anything Goes".
 I'm also joining in at Just Us Girls - their theme is "Wild Card - use something old and/or something new" - I used my oldest Hero Arts sentiment stamp, and I opened the Altenew stamp set that the leaves are from today! Brand new!
 Thanks for visiting :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure your workmate will enjoy this card. Not only because it is visually interesting, but also for the fact that you took the time to make it just for him. Good for you for going outside your comfort zone! It was well worth the effort to create this terrific card. :)


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