Monday, November 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Evan!


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my oldest son, Evan.  It was his birthday a few days ago, and the family met at his place last night.  We ordered in dinner from a restaurant and enjoyed spending the evening together.  It was great to see everyone, and with being at Cooper's house, he was able to get to bed at his regular time --- which is always good for little ones. :)

I've been having some fun playing with the embossing folder technique on regular card stock.  For this background, I used Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo distress inks and a woodgrain folder.   Spritzed with a little water and "stamped" my folder onto white card stock.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

For the leaf sprig, I die-cut it from watercolour paper and then dragged it through the same colours of distress inks.  It didn't give me the depth of colour I was looking for ... and I was being impatient :) ... so I dried it with my heat tool and then sponged over top with Tempting Turquoise and Baked Brown Sugar dye inks from Stampin' Up.  I'm happy how the colours worked together.  I added a frame and a simple birthday sentiment stamped in black.

That's it for me today.  Just been playing around with a few different techniques and having fun. :)







Stamps:  Mix Mash (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo (Distress Inks from Tim Holtz); Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), water mister, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), Little Leaves die (Sizzix)


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love that background!!!

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  2. I know Evan loved his card and having all of you share in his birthday celebration! And time with Cooper is bound to be special!

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  3. Fabulous card! I love the wood grain BG and your choice of colors :)

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  4. You so deserve to just have fun stamping time Loll after your marathon Tag Event..that does not end until the 22 nd :-)

    I love your card for Evan...it is soooo you my friend. Your embossing folder stamping technique turned out beautifully.

    I played today with my brand new MISTI....Wow, what a cool tool ! I quickly stamped 3 card fronts and colored quickly with my Zig Pens. Do we have fun or what?!? I will post tomorrow.

    Hugs, Nancy

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  5. LOVE this, Loll... and. I feel a need to go shopping for those leaves. X
    Soothing colour palette. Really lovely :)

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  6. Beautiful card Loll, love that background! Did you have lots of cuddles with Conner? :0)
    Val x

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  7. Wonderful card Loll!! I love the background and the green leaf sprig just pops off the page!! I bet you enjoyed putting a card together after working on nothing but tags for quite some time! ha!! Sorry I'm slow to catch up with all the posts, but I'm getting there. hugs :)

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  8. A great masculine card Loll! I have never tried that technique, I must . . . I've got dozens of EF! Have a great day! Hazel xx

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  9. what a great masculine design Loll - love that inked background and your pretty leaf stem! Sounds like you had a lovely family celebration!

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  10. A fabulous masculine design Loll, love the colours...must try this technique! Carol x

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  11. Love that distressed background with this gorgeous leaf. So very pretty, yet still quite masculine in look. You are doing some nifty techniques! Glad you had a nice time at the dinner! TFS & Hugs

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  12. Yes that's what I enjoy the most...playing around and learning/trying new techniques. Love what you've produced today and glad you had such a lovely time with your family x

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  13. I know Evan adores this special card, as do I! From the colours, to the embossing, to the design: handsome and striking...
    Hugs~c

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  14. Beautiful card Loll and another stunning background

    Anne

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  15. Your ef stamping turned out perfectly - great background for the leaf spray.

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  16. Gorgeous wood grain, Loll ... and such a delicious colour palette ... a perfect masculine card! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. This is fabulous Loll and the embossing folder technique has worked excellently here and I adore the colours and the two toned leaves are a beautiful colour too and being a little darker than the background makes them stand out perfectly. x

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  18. Beautiful background and leaves, Loll. The woodgrain looks so good. Such a lovely mens card x

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  19. You posted this on my birthday! I'll take the gift of eye candy with a grin. :)

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  20. Oh, how beautiful! Your leaf sprig is so beautiful, and the colors are perfect for a guy! Love how you blended your inks on the woodgrain texture, too! Sounds like you had a great time celebrating with your son and his family!

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  21. Love the depth of colours on your turquoise and brown leaf sprig, Loll! Complemented beautifully by the woodgrain background.

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  22. Love this card in it's simplicity and the colors are right up my alley! I bet your son loved it and dinner ordered in with the ones you love sounds like the best way to celebrate! Hugs!

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