Monday, October 28, 2013

For a Very Special Man

Hello, it's Bridget here with a birthday card created for one of the most special men in the world to me - my dear Dad!  He is seventy five this month.
I used a sentiment from Birthday Innies as it's just exactly what I wanted to say to a generous, funny, kind man of integrity who has been faithfully serving his God, family, church, community and country his entire life.
 I think that I'm most thankful for the example of the
 Father heart of God which he has shown to me.
I'm always looking for inspiration to create masculine cards and one of my favorite sets for this is Landscape Silhouettes.
To make this scene, I used a bit of masking with post-it-notes to create several layers.
Keeping the sun masked, I gave it all a quick spray with Dylusions Black Marble ink - afterwards I wondered if the result looked more like the view from his pickup windshield on the muddy drive back from a fishing trip in the back of beyond - but it's fun to experiment, isn't it?
The inks which I used are:
Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade, Barely Banana
Colorbox Black Licorice
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


NancyJB said...

Love the card and I am sure your Dad will be very happy with it. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Janeen said...

This is a really nice card. I am debating on those silhouettes. The more I see them the more I want them.

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Bridget! Wonderful sponging technique...I like the black splatters, too! Your dad sounds like a very special man, indeed!

Susie said...

Bridget this is a wonderful masculine birthday card. The spray reminds me of a large colony of Starlings taking flight from the waters edge. Your levels of sponging are wonderful. You always make it look so seamless. Beautiful card.