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Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bill

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Bill is my father-in-law.

Bill is a boater.

Bill loves my cards.....but I only have one boat stamp and I have already used it on several Bill cards.  What to do?

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I pulled out some textured papers I had, some vellum and some sea-faring images and used the Saturday Sketch #128 from Stamping 411:

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I wish I had positioned the images a little bit differently on the vellum, but I threw this together before a major covered dish supper event I had at church yesterday, so there was not much time to play around!  The colors are not my favorites either, but I do like the sketch and will probably try to do another one with it again soon!  I think he'll like it anyway.....

Thanks for visiting today!  If you have any questions about stamps or paper, just shoot me an email!

20 comments:

Patti J said...

Love it! You did a great job of positioning your images! We are our own worst critics!!! Well Done - Bill will love it!

Leslie said...

I think it is great.

Caryl P said...

I love all the little details in this card, the velum is great! Perhaps you should look into another nautical theme for the future....

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This is a great card!!! I love the feel of it. Very masculine but it has a sofness to it too! Fabulous!!

Leigh said...

Such a wonderful card for a male. Love it.

Robin Merriman said...

LeAnne, you are being too hard on yourself - this card is great! CAS style, the colors lend themselves to the images without being too feminine and the theme suits your recipient! I bet he will love it!
Glad you liked the sketch, too and that you played this week!

Andrea M said...

Another fabulous masculine card! You rock! I have trouble with male cards.
Thanks for your comment on my blog :) To answer your question, Dallas is a "golden doodle' or a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle. Isn't he cute?

Kay Kalthoff said...

Love the whole vellum and frame idea . . . the colors are LOVELY, LeAnn!
Kay

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is just PERFECT!! I love all the brads and the soft image done with vellum! He'll really appreciate this one if he's a boater I'm sure!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is great, LeAnne! I'm sure he'll love it!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is beautiful, LeAnne! I love the colors and all the texture!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Great man card!!!

Patti Chesky said...

You are making me wish for a Cape Cod vacation. I love lighthouses. Your card is lovely. Thanks for playing along!!

JeanFB said...

LOOOOOOVE IT! The stamping on the vellum and the different images behind it are a gorgeous effect, and I really like that you used some non-traditional colors for a seafaring card. Fab!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is outstanding! What a great man card...fab as always!

Susan Raihala said...

Great man-card! Colors, design, stamps...perfect!

Juanita said...

What a great card. I like the images stamped on the vellum, that brings a soft, fresh feel to this.

Connie said...

Very pretty...love the softness of the vellum on your card! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is awesome!! Love the frame and those images too!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

Selene Kempton said...

Excellent! Wow! Clean and simple but so masculine and beautiful.. Gorgeous!