Monday, September 26, 2011

A Bluebird for My Father-In-Law

Today is my father-in-law's birthday.  He loves birds, and enjoys watching them from the deck on his house.
I made a card featuring a bluebird for his special day.


The bird and branch are from Touch of Nature by Stampin' Up!.


I used a Hero Arts script in the background, on the gray card base.  I used light pressure in some areas on the script stamp, and some heavy, to give a worn look.


The ticket is a free digital download, and do you think I could remember where I got it from ?  No.  I have a terrible memory, and it's only getting worse!  LOL  I stamped a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers Flourishes and Frame on the ticket.

Thanks for taking a peek at my card today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Old French Script - Hero Arts; Touch of Nature - SU; Flourishes and Frame - MFP
Paper:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Sahara Sand - SU
Punch:  Wrought Iron Gate - Martha Stewart
Other:  Copic markers; digi download ticket; black satin ribbon - Offray; dimensionals

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Colleen he's going to love this! I know I do...in fact it's one of my favs of yours!!! Thanks for all of your love on my blog, it means the world to me! Have a blessed day :)

Especially_For_You said...

Your card is so pretty! The coloring is amazing. :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

This is a gorgeous card Colleen, love the little bluebird, and the carefully stamped script background is lovely, definitely something I am going to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Benzi said...

Be still my heart!! I am a bird watcher, too..used to be before card making came along. My favorite bird is the Eastern Bluebird. I love how you did the background..it's an outstanding card!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

So elegant, but perfectly masculine! I love to watch blue birds as well! Beautiful background! Just perfect! We have a new bird-feeder for our new house and it's a squirrel buster, so it keeps all the other critters out. We love it!

Bonnie said...

I love this bird and your distressed background!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done! Very elegant!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous coloring on the bird, Colleen! I love that soft background of little branches on the image piece and the border punching. Incredible!

Emily Keaton said...

This is just beautiful, Colleen! I love the border punch you chose to go with this gorgeous scene, and that ticket makes a lovely frame for the sentiment. Your worn background looks fabulous for this pretty card! I think your father-in-law is a very lucky man to be receiving such a thoughtful and wonderful card. :)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Colleen!! I LOVE how you colored the bird -it's so sweet! I got a similar stamp recently and you've inspired me to use it soon!!

GinaA said...

Your blue bird is stunning, fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! My parents loved watching the birds and squirrels from their family room. He even had a horse come running down the backyard he thought. He didn't have his glasses on and just saw something huge run past the house. It was actually a deer. No, they do not live in the country either! Dad would have loved to have had a card like this. Love how you colored the bird and whole thing! Great job as usual!

Chris R. from Iowa

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, this is just PERFECT for your FIL! LOVE the colors and how the blue bird is just so striking! FAB card!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, I love the worn,stamped background and the serenity of your card. Such a great sentiment! ;)

Linda R. said...

Your card is wonderful. Your bird image looks great..

Hugs, Linda

Maria said...

What a sweet blue bird, Colleen! It makes for a fabulous masculine card for your father-in-law! Love the script background! A stunning card, great job! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Patrice said...

my husband would love this card too!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful image, Col...and colored so delicately AND to perfection! I love the subtle stamping of the branches and the serene shade of blue you chose. I'm sure that your FIL will adore this!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Colleen, thank you for visiting my blog so I can follow YOU. I love your creations. This is no exception. Love all the elements you used!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! The coloring is perfect. I love the birthday ticket!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just precious. I love the punched borders and the layout on this fabulous card. I bet your Father-In-Law will love this little beauty!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute Colleen! Great paper and adorable image!

Shirley said...

I know he loved it too! Masculine and yet so pretty too!

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