Saturday, 26 January 2013

My Uncle's Birthday Card

Oh dear!!!!!  What can I say?????  I had such good intentions of doing some regular posts over the Christmas period and popping by your blogs and saying 'hello' to you all!!  Unfortunately my computer had 'other ideas' about this as it began playing me up a few days before Christmas and then 'died' on me!!  About 10 days later it was finally working again but it had had to be re-mastered so I then had many 'happy hours' putting everything back onto it!!

Anyway it is now working fine and I'm all caught up with stuff so here I am again!!

Today I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for my Uncle's birthday.  Now anyone who knows me well, knows that I HATE making cards for men so I was absolutely dreading this but as it was a 'special' birthday I thought I ought to make the effort!!

This is what I came up with using the fabulous range of scenic stamps by Stampscapes. These are always my 'go to' stamps when I think of doing cards for men as they lend themselves so nicely for men's cards.

My uncle is a very keen freshwater fisherman so of course I had to choose stamps that he would relate to!!  I stamped each of the stamps in black ink and then sponged blue, grey and green inks over the top.

Lastly I added some white highlights to the water using a white gel pen and then I just had to apply some crystal glitter glue here and there over the water to make it shimmer!!

I then stamped the inside with corresponding stamps before I wrote in it.

These fabulous range of stamps can be bought here in the UK from Serendipity.

I'd like to enter this card into the Week 191-Masculine challenge over at the Allsorts Challenge blog.

Have a good weekend everyone and hopefully I'll be back soon!!!