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!!!


Craftnut said...

Nice to see you back Kay! thanks for joining us at allsorts this week with this very lovely mans card. Tracy x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Kay! You captured the water brilliantly. I love my stampscapes stamps too x

Bluefairy4U said...

Wow Kay you really excelled yourself with your Uncles card the river looks so real with your colourings . Hope you are all well big hugs Jo xxx

lisa said...

Hi Kay
It's great to see you. what a pain computers are when they decide to play silly. Mine died a few months ago but thankfully it gave us some warning so that I could get everything off it. I now have a borrowed laptop but it does the job.
Your card is just stunning. I love the movement you've created in the water. I bet your Uncle is absolutely thrilled with it.
Hope you have been keeping safe and warm in this chilly weather.
Hugs Lisax

Whisper said...

Oh wow hun, absolutely stunning.

My computer died on me too and OH and i ending buying a new one, just after Xmas and it's now so much faster, that i don't know why we didn't do it ages ago !!!, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Lovely creation, lovely colours, the images are great and lovely inking too. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Jo Channon said...

Wow Kay this is stunning the Stampscapes are so fabulous to use. Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

brenda said...

So late getting here Kay, but not been up to much lately with one thing and another. Lovely scenic card, a totally different side of you !

B x

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous masculine make Kay. X

Cuttysark said...

I love your Birthday Cards , love the design. Thanks for sharing!