Friday, September 20, 2013

Warm Winter Birthday Wishes

Hi friends!  It's been a WET day today - yay!  We have been waiting and waiting for rain here and it finally came today.  I think we've had almost three inches of rain today, and it is such a welcome relief from the long dry hot summer.  Maybe fall is actually on its way here now???  :-)

I started thinking about some of the family birthdays, and I better start cranking some of them out so they are ready when the big days are here.  I created this card for my Grampa whose birthday is in December, so that sentiment is just perfect.  I kept it masculine by using the warm colors and the dark silhouetted deer and no ribbon.  

The plaid paper in the background is from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 6x6 pad, and I've used Kraft, Burgundy, White, and Espresso cardstocks.  The deer were die cut from a die set from Papertrey Ink, and the snowflakes and sentiment (In the Meadow from PTI) were stamped directly on the kraft cardstock.   I cut the white snowbanks by hand with scissors and sponged very lightly against the edges with Antique Linen distress ink to give them a little definition.

This sketch is from Repeat Impressions, and I loved the simple layout.  It worked out beautifully for this masculine birthday card, and I have a feeling I'll use this sketch again for other cards in the future.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers - Use kraft paper
Stamp and Create - Birthdays
Parade Your Crafts #4 - It's All about the Birthdays
Ooh La La - Magnificent Men


Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Simpel can be realy effective! I like this! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "use kraft on your card/project". Good luck with the draw and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT Sweet Pea Stampers

Beth Norman said...

Love it and so will your grampa. The silhouette of the deers are lovely, and I like the plaid paper.

Hazel said...

I love the deer against the kraft background. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'use kraft' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Roxie said...

What a nice holiday card which would be great for the guys with the plaid and deer. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps challenge.

Shell Klieber said...

Wow! What a great idea to use kraft in a Christmas card. I love the little reindeers, they are just darling. Thanks for playing along with the SweetPea Stampers & good luck!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love an outdoorsy, nature-type card like this! Simple is good, especially for a masculine card. I've got a soft spot for plaid, too.

Lisa Mensing said...

This is a great guy card. Love the outdoorsy feel. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful Christmas card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “kraft paper/card” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Wendi said...

What a great Birthday card and idea love that plaid paper
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Daniele said...

what a great card, love the simple colour combo, very rustic thanks for joining us at OLL

xxbella71xx said...

What a great card, Thank you joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx