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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.
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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. Fantastic mans card!! Love the silhouette!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Beautiful card :) Love the stamp too :)

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