Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mountain Birthday

I needed yet another masculine birthday card. I used Mountain Scenery from The Angel Company. (Mountain Scenery is on the retirement list and is available for only $8.21.) I stamped it in Landscape and New Leaf on Curious Poison Ivory paper which actually has a nice shimmer to it. I cut and embossed the image with my classic rectangle nestibilities and matted it onto Ripe Avocado cut and embossed with scalloped rectangle nestibilities. I used Kraft as my card base. I sponged the edges with Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown and then used a color spritzer with a copic marker (YG95) to add a little color to the background. I love this added little detail, although it doesn't come through very well in the picture. I wrapped some twine around the image and secured it through a New Leaf button and then adhered the image to my card base with foam tape. The sentiment is from Everyday Classics and is stamped in Landscape.
So, I just wanted to show off the matching envy I made. I am always so proud of myself when I take that extra step.
And here is the inside. I stamped just the tree image several times but I only inked it once to get the different shades of green. I used both the Landscape and the New Leaf inks here. I also went over all the edges on the inside of the card with the Creamy Brown ink. The sentiments are from Birthday Basics and Father Knows Best

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Supplies-
Stamps-Mountain Scenery (TAC), Everyday Classics, Birthday Basics, Father Knows Best (PTI)
Paper-Poison Ivory(Curious) , Kraft, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Ink-Palette Landscape, New Leaf (PTI), Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Accessories-classic & scalloped rectangle nestibilities, SU color spritzer, YG95 copic marker, twine, New Leaf button (PTI)

12 comments:

Becky said...

This is a great man's card, very nice.

Martha said...

very pretty

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Another stunning creation from you! What a beautiful scene and your envelope just makes it extra special.

KellyRae said...

OMGosh! Karen, this is drop-dead gorgeous. Love the layered trees on the backdrop mountain scene especially.

Burnin' Rubber said...

What a great manly card! I find masculine cards so hard to make sometimes, you did a great job!

Sara said...

This is gorgeous Karen! I have such a hard time with masculine cards.

Dru said...

This is such a beautiful masculine card - I just love it. The green with the kraft is so striking and I love the button and twine embellishment. The perfect touch!!

Anne said...

Beautiful-just lovely and classic!

MollyD said...

How breathing takingly beautiful (is takingly a word?)

Maria Matter said...

Karen, this is gorgeous, I love the image! The colors and your background look great! Wonderful job making a matching envie, I always think to do that but never take the time! The inside is stamped nicely too...this really is the whole package Karen...fabulous!
take care
blessings, Maria

Scrubbysue said...

Hi karen! beautiful!! I love this. I just wanted to welcome you to the KLM DT and look forward to working with you. :)

Chris said...

Gosh is this ever great! I love how you stamped the big tree over the scenery. It's fantastic...hope you have a great week and I love the new look of your blog.