February 19, 2012

Masculine Happy Greetings {PP#83}

Today's card is for the Paper Players clean and simple Masculine challenge #83.

Let me start by saying my inspiration is from my very dear gal pal Nancy Lempinen. She gave me a Christmas goodie using the same die cut deer and theme as my card. However, her treat was a Christmas theme, and I made mine a winter theme. So I guess this is really more a CASE, than an inspiration, but the source is the same. Thanks girlfriend!
Please stop and check out her creativity at Nanc's Niche of Stamping.  
 Here is my masculine card.
This is yet another card for my SIL's dad home from the hospital, but still recovering from endless trips back and forth due his delicate heart condition. It's just a little note to let him know we are always thinking of him, and praying things will return to normal.
The card is simple stamping and blending with ink and daubers. The snow is made by adding some torn vellum over the white ink. I trimmed the torn edges with dazzling details. The die cut deer were sponged with white ink to give them a bit of dimension, and I bent their antlers outward to give depth. Can you see the antler shadows?  
I tried to create a sunset blending red and yellow tone inks while using white and blues to create a sky.
Here's a peek at the inside
I hope you likes my simple stamped masculine card for the Paper Players challenge, but pretend you don't notice my trees are leaning a bit, OK?  

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Nancy said...

Hi Di, of course you know I'd love this card the little "deer" are so sweet. I really like the sunset behind the trees and the snow banks.
Thanks for the shout-out too, I appreciate it. Good Luck in the challenge!

Nance Leedy said...

Great "guy" card, Di! Love the die-cut deer and the sponged sky is gorgeous. It really looks like a winter scene, especially with the diamond snow banks! Great job...thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

stampwithsandy said...

Great masculine card! Love the deer and the sponged background.

Just a Thought... said...

Love this card!! Wow!! It's so hard to come up with masculine cards, but this is perfect!! Great job!!! Amy L.

Jaydee said...

Diane, this is fabulous. I love how you captured so many layers and so much interest and yet kept the lines clean. Your SIL's father will love this. How wonderful of you to create such a lovely card for him. So glad you shared it with the Paper Players

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Diane! This is gorgeous! I love the sponging and the die-cut deer! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Hey lady, I love this card! Such a cool layout. Love the colors and your beautiful sunset. Ya know, Bob Ross says trees aren't straight. Who's to argue with that. I think they are perfect. Hugs,

Anne Marie Hile said...

Diane, this is gorgeous! I just love all of the richness of that sponged background and the layers of the snow drifts. SO much lovely detail, I just had to keep going back to look at it again and again! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Lesley said...

Wow Diane, your sponged background and the torn card stock create a wonderful playground for the deer! A great guy card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You have created a wonderful scene! Great job, Di! Hugs xxx

Karen said...

Hi Diane, it was probably a bit windy the day you did the card, hence, they are leaning over. The deer are a great silhouette against the snow. Fabulous work. Glad to see that you are safe and sound from yet another trip. Hope you can stay home for awhile now and craft. Thanks for your comments on my blog


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