Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wilderness Awaits For Pop


I have DH's Father's Day card done early this year!

I haven't done the inside yet though.  That's the hardest part!

I've used a NBUS set that I bought especially for this image.

DH loves ducks and geese and such.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
FATHER'S DAY/FOR A GUY
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I watercolored the image using Stampin' Up! markers, then
die cut it and matted that circle on a larger circle of dark green.
Then placed all that atop a dry embossed panel.

A reminder that this month's CAS Mix Up challenge is die cuts.
Using Stamping, Die Cuts, Watercoloring with Markers, Dry Embossing

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamp:  Wilderness Awaits, Crazy about You (both SU)
Ink: Black Archival (SU), SU Markers (Soft Suede, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Paper: Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb cold press for base card), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Handsome Hunter (retired SU)
Other:  Circles Collection Framelits, Woodland EF (both SU)



23 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Your embossed background is perfect for your flying duck - pretty design with the spotlight!

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow, Bonnie! You colored that mallard so perfectly! Love your clean layout and the embossed birch trees on the card base. This is so beautifully done!

Marcia HIll said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, and yea to you for being ahead of the game! You colored that Mallard just beautifully and I love the background too! Also really like the embossed background layer. Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW!, what a perfect combination of the wood embossing and the mallard setting off, I love this so masculine and handsome card.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

I love ducks and I'm loving this card. Gorgeous colouring against the embossed white background..yes the inside can be really hard to convey what you feel/want x

jimlynn said...

That's a perfect embossing folder for the image! So pretty and love your watercoloring. He's going to love it.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful masculine card Bonnie! I love that duck scene and love the way you have watercolored it. It looks really good with that embossing folder too. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Wow, your colouring is fantastic on that duck, Bonnie ... and what a fantastic embossed background ... woods and wildlife hand in hand! Fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

Amazing colouring skills, my friend! You have really brought this image to life! Love the texture from the embossed background ... perfect design to go with your wildlife scene. Happy Father's Day to Bruce! xx

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Bonnie...the Perfect CAS Mixed Media Father's Day card. I LOVE every single detail. TFS my friend.

Karen D said...

I love your gorgeous Mallard duck Bonnie, you have coloured him and the background so realistically. (I have a much loved old English ceramic/pottery version. I was called 'duck' as a child) The embossed trees are a perfect backdrop for him. Happy stamping :)

Maxine D said...

Amazing card Bonnie - I do love the 'quiet' embossing in the background.
Blessings
Maxine

JosieD said...

The touches of dark green and the Woodland EF set off this beautifully colored image so well. Perfect choice of background as everyone else has already said! You really know how to do the special somethings that makes a card great...vs. just nice.

Susan said...

Love the image set against that embossing folder! What a perfect masculine card (something I always struggle with)!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Father's Day Card!
sandy xx

OH Babs said...

Bonnie your card is gorgeous. I love everything you did from the embossing folder to the wonderful coloring. Actually I thought the duck was a print and using the SU! markers for watercoloring gives a great look.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a wonderful masculine card. Great idea to have embossed woods behind your main piece for this.

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. Love the image and the embossed background is perfect with it. TFS

MaryH said...

Gorgeous coloring and love this guy design. It's a perfect Dad's day card, (or any other occasion). Good job on this one. TFS

MaryH said...

Forgot to mention the perfect use for the fab EF too!

Jeanne H said...

Wow, beautiful coloring, Bonnie. Just a super card!

Bobby said...

Great masculine card, Bonnie. Love the coloring and the ef background.

Greta said...

Absolutely wonderful design & coloring, Bonnie!