Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Moon Lake

This is the card I did for my DH's birthday.


I think I've mentioned that he likes ducks.

I know this is a goose, but he likes them too.

This is a stamp from the Moon Lake set in the new Occasions Catalog.

It's a great set for those guy cards.

I stamped in Memento Black, used the Blender Pen to make some gray on him,
and sponged around him.

Hubby brought down an old birthday card to sit with this on the mantle.

I see it has the same sentiment inside.

I think I need to remember to change it next year.

MAKE NEW FRIENDS BUT KEEP THE OLD
I've used a new stamp and an old technique (Sponging)
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

TAKE TWO
I've used 2 kinds of embossing (a folder and metal plate,
also, the goose and cattails make 2 images.)

USE SOMETHING NEW
This is a new stamp.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

and
Darnell's NBUS Challenge
first time using this stamp

My Dad isn't doing well and we will be going to visit him
so I won't be around to comment for a few days.

Thanks for visiting.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Moon Lake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard Marker
Paper:  Naturals White, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Woodgrain EF, Blender Pen, Mini Brads

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


31 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Perfect masculine card Bonnie, love that layout! Hazel x

Cindy Beach said...

What a fabulous card, Bonnie! I love how you've made such a softly-colored card but completely masculine. Stitching and woodgrain are the perfect textures too!

laurie said...

I have this set on my list,too! Great card for hubby, and funny it has the same sentiment. I wonder how many times I have done the same thing!!!!

LeAnne said...

THis is lovely, Bonnie! And yes, I wonder if I give people the same sentiment in their birthday cards year after year too!!!!!

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, hope your dad recovers and starts feeling better soon.
Love this gorgeous masculine card and know your husband did as well. So pretty with that beautiful gray card stock.
Lynn

Sue - said...

Lovely card Bonnie. It was the first set I chose from the new catty but haven't inked it up yet! I though it would go perfectly with the Wetlands set!

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect masculine card, Bonnie! Hugs!

Mrs A. said...

Very masculine card. Love the composition and those colours look great together. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful image Bonnie. I like how you've used the blender pen to add some colour to the bird. Gorgeous sponged background. The woodgrain background is perfect for this wonderful, calm scene. xx

Doris said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie! Hope your Dad improves by your visit.

Faith A said...

I am sure he was thrilled with this, it really is beautiful.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous miniature painting and a perfect 'man card'. Cheers, Shirleyxx

Marybeth said...

I am sorry your dad is not doing well ,Bonnie. I will keep him in my prayers.
Love the card for your DH perfect for him and the shading is beautiful. Funny about the sentiment I was just thinking about that when I sent my sons...so I changed it.

Susan said...

What a fabulous masculine card! I always struggle with them. Love the way you created the sky, beach, and water!

OH Babs said...

Bonnie what a great guy card and I love the stamp. I had not heard of Cuttlebug Mania so I checked it out and forwarded the info to my crafting group as I think there is info they will like.
Happy New Year, Barb

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie! huggles Sue xxx

Brenda said...

Loving this card Bonnie, the goose is so pretty! How funny that you used the same sentiment inside as last year. It must be a good one! I will hold your dad in my prayers, have a safe trip. Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

Oh wow! this looks beautiful, love those stitched frames :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful masculine card Bonnie, love the stitched details and the embossing too, Cathy x

Bobby said...

This is not what I'm used to seeing from you Bonnie, but I love it. It is very masculine and very well done. I love the woodgrain behind the well sponged background.

Greta said...

What a wonderful card for a guy, Bonnie! No wonder your hubby wanted it on the mantle!

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. Such a lovely picture and Happy Birthday to Mr Bonnie.
Sending a prayer for your Dad!
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that your Dad isn't doing well, Bonnie. I will add him to my prayers. Be safe on the road.

You've made hubby another wonderful masculine birthday card, very well executed! Thank you very much for joining again in my NBUS Challenge #3! Huge hugs, Darnell

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card and so beautifully coloured ~ it's wonderful! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

Aileen said...

I love your background Bonnie and your little scene is super for a male card. x

MaryH said...

Bonnie, a very special card for your special guy. You know I'm loving the background and this was the perfect stamp to top the soft coloring. If a sentiment is a perfect fit, then hey, it works all the time, right???? I hope your trip goes ok, and that you brighten up things with your visit. Thoughts are with you. See ya when you get back and settled in again. Big Hugs. TFS

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, it's so elegant and I love the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

JD/ Jill said...

Great masculine card...very nicely done!

Wendy said...

Love this card, Bonnie! Terrific masculine card! :)

Kimbo said...

Perfect masculine card Bonnie. Great image and I love the stitched rectangles

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Jenny said...

I thought that was funny, that it had the same message on the inside as last year's card. I think that shows you really mean it!