May 6, 2011

BC211 - Back to Nature

It's Friday!!! We all know that means it's time for the Bloggers Challenge and today we are celebrating: Nature.
What a great theme.

Today is also my oldest brother, Russell's 60th birthday.
So in honor of his birthday and his love of Nature (hey, that worked in great) here is the card I created for today's theme and to give him for his birthday.


Details: Stamp sets: The Great Outdoors-Inkadinkado
SU-It's Your Birthday
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Whisper White-SU
Designer Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke. - The background was done using a Petal Point Pigment pad - Wildflower Collection from Colorbox.
Other:
Prisma Color Pencils - For the flowers
Shimmer Spray (Homemade using Hairspray and Gold Aztec Pearl-X Powder)
Punch: EK Success
Linen Thread-SU
Brads-Pinkhedgehog Crafts.
Nestabilitie Dies
Paper Distressing Tool-SU

Your turn to give this a try. There is a lot of room for creativity with this theme so have some fun and show us your work by linking your card below:


Have a wonderful day. - Off to bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for my brother.

20 comments:

Lorie said...

What a great card! I'm sure your brother will love it! :)

Linda Monroe said...

Very nice combination of masculine with nature. Your brother will love it (and the cookies!)

Basement Stamper said...

Like how you colored all the flowers, hope your brother has a Happy Birthday & Happy Mother's Day to you!

Yvonne Garner said...

I'm sure your brother will love his card! Great composition. Thanks for the kind comment on my rose, blue and green entry!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card, Ida. Gorgeous. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs, Gayle.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous design, Ida! LOVE the leafy border and the woodgrain, and love the spots of color in the flowers!

Terry said...

Well Happy Birthday to your brother! What a wonderful sister he has to create him such a fabulous card! Love the design! He will so love this!

Lisa Somerville said...

Hope your brother has a wonderful BD! Fab masculine card, love the image and how you added the leaves/twine. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

njburk said...

Ida--what a lovely card--your talent really shows in this--and I LOVE that you used so many different things in it--and from different vendors--Great job!
Hugs, Blessings & Happy Mother's Day!

Lori said...

Great masculine birthday card, Ida! Hope your brother had a fantastic birthday!

Allison said...

What a wonderful stamp! Love your choice of BG paper!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Ida! I am sure your brother will love it.
Hugs and smiles

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic mans card!! Love the silhouette!

Elena said...

Happy Birthday to your brother, Ida!
Love the nature feel of this card! And what a great idea with the leaf punch!

maryr917 said...

this is a great masculine card ida-your beother will appreciate it along with his oatmeal raisin cookies-they are my fave as well

Lisa Bohler said...

Man-cards are hard but you've done well! So very nicely done!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a terrific masculine card Ida! Love the woodgrain paper! Hope that you had a Happy Mother's Day! :D

Nikki Bond said...

What a fabulous image....love it! :)

Asia said...

Beautiful card :) Love the stamp too :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Ida. Love the fall colors and the theme. The black image is awesome. :o)