Sunday, 13 January 2013

To a "Deer" Dad!

It's my father-in-law's 83rd birthday today and here's the card I've made for him.
He's a country boy, born and bred so I decided to use this lovely Penny Black stamp, which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento rather than black for a softer look.
The papers are actually Christmas ones, my favourite Lili of the Valley Frosty Christmas stack, but I thought that some of them were suitable for a winter birthday too.  I inked all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink for a bit of definition.
I made the snowflake border with the waste from Martha Stewart punches and added a tiny clear gem to the centre of each one.  The larger snowflake was made with a Sizzix die.
The sentiment was made with three Personal Impressions stamps, and, after stamping was die cut and inked with Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  Grey pearls and frosty Card Candi complete my card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Penny Black - January Blues
Allsorts - #189 -  punches and dies
Broken Box Stock - #17 - winter / snowflakes
Crafts 4 Eternity - #106 - moody blues
Simply Create Too - #28 - let it snow
Charisma Cardz - #1 - birthday
Try Stamping on Tuesday - #100 - sketch
Little Miss Muffet - #52 - winter birthdays
Pixie Dust Studio - winter
Gingerloft - #55 - let it snow

31 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, Wendy. Your colouring is phenomenal and the frame is so lovely. I hope your father-in-law has a great birthday. He is bound to love this card - it's fab.

    Rachel x

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  2. Beautiful card Wendy, love the stamp it is beautiful and the whole layout is gorgeous x Susan x

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  3. Hi Wendy, so fun to see you here at my other DT. Love the soft wintery colors and all those snowflakes and you have such mad color skills girlie! Thanks for playing with us at TSOT.

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  4. It's a wonderful reindeer image, and what a nice snowy frame you've made for it too! Great design and a lovely card!

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  5. stunning card Wendy - that die is just beautiful and love the image xx

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  6. Just so beautiful Wendy....:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  7. What a beautiful card Wendy, I love the image, and your design and embellishments are gorgeous, kate x

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  8. beautiful card Wendy, sure your FIL loved it, pam

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  9. Oh that's a lovely age wish him a happy birthday from me and what a lovely card you have made hime Wendy its beautiful x

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  10. Beautiful card, Wendy! I love the icy blues and the wonderful deer image! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

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  11. lovely Birthday card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
    Allisonx

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  12. Simply stunning and a good idea to stamp the deer in brown too, Luv Sam x

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  13. This is stunning Wendy, I love the iamge, your colouring is so beautiful. The papers and snowflakes around the image look gorgeous too.

    Sue xx

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  14. Awww Wendy this is simply gorgeous. ♥ Denise

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  15. This is gorgeous Wendy,love the colours. Hope your Fatherin Law has a lovely birthday. Marlene

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  16. Stunning card Wendy! Your colouring is prefect and the snowflake frame is amazing! I'm sure your Father-in-law will love it. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

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  17. Just the cutest of images, thanks for playing along with Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

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  18. Wow what a stunning card! I love how you used Christmas papers on this gorgeous card. I admire how you made this into a masculine card (they are so hard to make). I bet your dad will love getting this. Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

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  19. Beautiful card, wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    DT member.
    Evie

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  20. so stunning wendy.really beautiful image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  21. I like your card and all your creations, now I am your follower!
    www.vive-lavi.blogspot.com

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  22. Stunning colouring on that beautiful image, love your layout and attention to detail. Thanks for entering the challenge at Gingerloft and we hope to see you again.
    Hugs,
    Sandy
    DT member for Gingerloft Challenges

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  23. What an amazing card. I love everything about it - the image is gorgeous and the papers are perfect. I might have to try the snowy border idea if thats ok?

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  24. Absolutely stunning! Wonderful card with a beautiful image and a great layout!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Gingerloft Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  25. Simply gorgeous, Wendy! LOVE the snowflake frame around the deer image and I just adore the punny sentiment! ;) Thanks for joining us at TSOT and I hope you join us again soon! I'd also love it if you came and played along at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday! :)

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  26. Sweet card, love your image and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

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  27. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. :)

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  28. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  29. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again soon, and good luck. Hugs Frea

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  30. Beautiful card. thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.
    ria
    mallardtrailmail.blogspot.com

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