Hi Stampers! Today I want to share with you a birthday card that I made for my husband. I always love the challenge of creating masculine cards and the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog has these wonderful feathers that can be used in SO MANY ways!! It seemed perfectly fitting to put feathers on the card with a goose!
So on to the card…… I started by sponging an evening water scene and wanted my goose to look like he was swimming on a lake. Before stamping the goose from the Wetlands stamp set, I put a sticky note over the legs so they wouldn’t get inked up. I stamped the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The goose was colored in using my Smoky Slate Blendabilities!
To make the reflection, I traced the first stamped image onto a piece of vellum, then flipped it over and transferred the outline below the original stamped image. The reflection was then water colored to create a nice soft reflected look.
I sponged the night sky and the water using Pacific Point and Night of Navy inks. I punched a 2 1/2″ circle to mask off the sky and create a moon. Water lines were created randomly using a white gel pen.
For the card base, I used a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to make a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card. A Basic Grey matte was added (5 1/4″ x 4″) which I used my Paper Piercing tool to punch a border.
I wanted to add a little detail to the scene so I got out the Big Shot and used the largest framelit from the Deco Labels collection. This added just the right touch to the card!
Using the scraps from the scene, I stamped the lined feather from the Four Feathers stamp set this allowed the blue from the sponged scene to show through. I stamped one more feather onto a vellum sheet and heat embossed in black.
Time for the Big Shot again!!! I used the coordinating Four Feathers framelits to cut out each of the feathers I stamped. I also cut out a feather from Silver Glimmer Paper, without stamping it first.
The feathers seemed a little bland on their own, so I stamped a hexagon from the Six Sided Sampler stamp set onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed in Smoky Slate Stampin Emboss Powder. This added a great accent to the bottom of the feathers!
I heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment using Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto a piece of Smoky Slate card stock. The end was cut to resemble a banner and then I used the Piercing Tool once again to add some detail.
On the inside of the card I added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ matte using Whisper White Cardstock and added 2 more stamped and cut out feathers!
My husband loved receiving this card for his birthday and I think this was another successful masculine card! I love the new Four Feathers stamp set from the holiday catalog and can see myself using it year round!
I hope you have enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by!