Last week, I participated in a card challenge to design a simple birthday card, and then duplicate it twice. No problem, right?
Well, maybe a problem for me. I rarely make simple cards. I always feel like I need to add detailed watercoloring, or something to make the card look like I spent time and effort. But, I also realize that’s not always practical. In fact, I have a bunch of guy birthdays coming up at work, so I figured this challenge was perfect for the situation:)
I decided to use the Wetlands stamp set. I know several of these guys are into hunting, and I’ve seen donations to Duck’s Unlimited on the books. So, while this is an image of a goose (I’m pretty sure) and not a duck, I figured it would be a good choice.
I stamped the goose first with Early Espresso ink. Then, I did a little masking technique to stamp the grass behind the goose. I stamped the goose on a Post-It note and cut out the body. Then, I placed it over the original stamped image and stamped the grass. The Post-It note prevents the grass from stamping on the goose.
Keeping with the simple theme, I used a Blender Pen to pick up a little ink from the lids of my stamp pads and create highlights. I used Crumb Cake and Pool Party ink on the grass and Bermuda Bay ink on the goose.
The background of the card is a sheet of paper from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. That stack has loads of great designs. It’s a super simple way to make your card look great without having to do any work.
Finally, I stamped the greeting and cut it out with a Tags & Labels Framelits die and layered it over some Linen Thread and Burlap Ribbon. Voila, done!
Supplies used on my card:
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