Friday, March 7, 2008

A Birthday Card

My husband's birthday was March 1 and this is the card I made him. The scenic leaf stamp is from AJ's Country Stamps and I got it at a stamp convention dh and I went to this past fall. It was the first time he'd ever gone to one with me and we had a really good time. This stamp is from a set of 4 that we both liked and he especially thought they were cool stamps so I used one for his card. Image was stamped with black permanent ink and colored with chalk pastels and a Dove blender pen. Next layer is a black heavy textured handmade paper and I inked the ridges with Brilliance ink. Leaf brads in the corners. "Happy Birthday" is a sticker.

4 comments:

freebird said...

Very nice. I hope he liked how you used the stamp. It turned out very nice.
I make my son a card every year as his B-day present. This last year I had drawn and colored with pastels, a still life of plums. Then I remembered he doesn't keep the cards but takes a picture to store on his computer and throws the card away. Well, I didn't want this picture to end up in the trash so I - well, check this out. It makes a long story short:http://freebirdsings.blogspot.com/2007/08/birthday-card.html

Beth Norman said...

I like this card. The image inside the leaf is awesome.

corina said...

A card with love, I can "see" it!

Ape Maya said...

Absolutely stunning! The image is, of course, awesome but I also love your black background and how you highlighted the texture. TFS!