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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Masculine Bird Card

I thought it was time to make a masculine card. It's hard to find them. This is for the nature lover. No ribbons, no buttons and no bows! But the colors seem to allow the card from needing them. You don't always need embellishments! Personally I like them but guys will probably just toss the card once they take the money out of it!!! SO why would you put those embellishments on it? Save them for those who LOVE them and who keep your cards! I know, not all guys toss the cards but the ones in my house do! And there I am dumpster diving rescuing these cards without them knowing. Please don't do the visual on that one, it's NOT a pretty site!!! LOL

I used watercolor paper for the bird which came from the "Touch of Nature" set. The "Flannel Plaid" background stamp was used on the Not Quite Navy card stock and the fern from the same set. Not a lot of sets involved in this card. I used a blender pen and markers for the bird. I stamped both backgrounds in their matching colors. VersaMark was just not dark enough, remember I had to make the colors vivid so they would hold their own without embellishments. I used Really Rust marker on the birds tummy. I wanted the bird to be the focal point and the eye is drawn right to the reds. I didn't incorporate rust into the card stock because I wanted to keep your eye centered on the card. Funny how that works, huh? I taped it to Basic Black card stock and that was it. The bird took the longest to do but all in all it was a pretty quick card!

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Nikki Bond said...

Looks just like a bluebird! I love birdwatchng and I'm hoping Stampin Up! comes up with a bird set....I guess i'll see soon. TFS

Sheri said...

Your watercoloring looks beautiful! I really need to practice that technique more...

Melissa said...

Fabulous watercoloring Wanda! It looks so real!

Michele Kovack said...

Love your coloring! Great card!