Sunday, September 6, 2020

PP507 Mallard Birthday

Hi everyone!  I am back from vacation in beautiful (s)lower Delaware and although I think it rained a lot here in PA, it was beautiful there! The beach was lovely, and all the storms we had were at night!  Anyway, I am back with this week's Paper Players challenge, and Jaydee is our hostess with a much-needed challenge:

Boy, we all struggle with those masculine cards don't we?  Well, I pulled out Field Journal because the images are great for masculine cards and they are easy to color in; for my card today, I chose the mallard:

I stamped Mr Mallard on some Crumb Cake cardstock in Stazon Black and watercolored him with various inks, using some white craft ink for his neck.  After coloring him, I overstamped the whole image with a retired background stamp called Weathered, and added some sponging to the edges.  It's hard to see, but the circle is mounted on a stitched circle of Kraft paper as well:

I added a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings and diecut it with a retired Bitty Banners die; the background is from the Plaid Tidings DSP line, and the card base is Pretty Peacock.  I added another strip of the DSP on the inside, along with a sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays and a little pine sprig from Winter Woods:

And it qualifies for the Festive Friday challenge this week as well:

I used plaid, stitching, green and brown!

This was a pretty simple card to create....I rarely add a lot of layers or embellishments on my masculine cards for obvious reasons, although the guys in my family do tell me they enjoy getting my cards!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!  The Design Team has some awesome creations!  Be sure to check them out the PP blog!  Can't wait to see what you create!

While we were on vacation, Cassidy started fifth grade!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Field Journal, Happiest of Birthdays, Itty Bitty Greetings, Weathered (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Kraft (Close to My Heart), Plaid Tidings DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Misty Midnight, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Circles Die (ret), Lil Inker Stitched Circles Dies (ret), Sponge Daubers, Aquapainters, Bitty Banners Dies (Ret)


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Glad you had a great break. Love your Masculine card
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Kampin' Karen said...

I'm so glad you had good weather and a relaxing time. The inside of your card could stand alone as the front! What a beautiful job of coloring the mallard. I haven't used that stamp yet so my brain is already spinning on how to CASE your handsome card. I'm blessed to have you back from vacay!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm Mad for this plaid, LeAnne, and anything with a duck! Just love the 'over-stamping' you've added for an additional masculine touch!
So glad you two got away for a few days!
Cassidy, you go get 'em girl!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a good vacation, LeAnne. Sounds wonderful! Love your mallard and that plaid paper! An awesome masculine card, my friend! School started here but all online. Cassidy looks so grown up!

Frenchie said...

Where did those years go ?
And mommy looks so happy too,
Tfs , LeeAnne ♥️

Hugs Frenchie ♥️

Tracy Grauer said...

I love this handsome,masculine card. Thanks for sharing. Glad you could get away and glad Cassidy gets to go to school! It is virtual school for most of Oregon right now :(

Lisa Elton said...

What a great masculine card and that duck is pretty nifty too! Hope Cassidy has a great year! Happy Labor Day!

Claire Broadwater said...

What a fabulous masculine card! I love the plaid and your duck is just perfect!~ Love the weathered background! WOW! How did Cassidy grow up so quickly? I hope she has a fabulous year! Praying they get to stay in school. So happy you had a great vacation!!!!!!!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Wow - this is really stunning! Your duck is so perfectly colored and I love the Weathered stamp over top. Perfect! Congrats on going into the 5th grade, Cassidy! :)

Stef Perry said...

LOVE that plaid, it is the perfect background for handsome Mr.Mallard, who is colored so beautifully LeAnne! Terrific masculine card!

Wow, little Cassidy isn't so little anymore. What a cutie!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful inside and out, LeAnne! Your mallard is colored perfectly. I LOVE how you layered the circles. Great job! And here's wishing Cassidy an awesome school year!

laurie said...

I love everything plaid, so this card catches my eye right way! Great masculine card. Hope Cassidy has a fun and safe school year!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What's not to love about plaid LeAnne, and this one compliments your beautifully coloured mallard perfectly. Great card!

Allisa said...

So love your card....not sure how I missed the Field Journal set...but I certainly need it in my stash! Love how you did the weather background over the whole image! I would have been wasting time masking the image! Love!

Anne Marie Hile said...

LeAnne, this card SO reminds me of my Grandpa. He always wore plaid shirts and loved ducks. He hunted in his younger years and after he passed away, I received his little "collection" of ceramic ducks and vintage duck calls. He had a little shelf in his room where they were proudly displayed and now I have a little shelf in our office for them. Happy first day of 5th grade for Cassidy, too! 5th grade?? How is that even possible??

Beth McCullough said...

Your card is a work of art LeAnne! Hope Cassidy has a good year at school. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge.

Beth :)