Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Color Throwdown Wednesday challenge #67


This weeks color challenge is being hosted by Tammy. She has chosen these perfectly masculine colors for me as she knew I had to make my hubs a birthday card! Not really, but they worked perfectly for the card I was making him. Happy Birthday Joe!!!

This image is from DRS Designs. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar Crest White Ultra Smooth card stock. I colored it with Copics...what little coloring it required.


Both the image and mat are cut with a rectangle Nestabilitie die lightly inked with blue chalk ink while still in the die. They are matted on the green panel which was run through a Cuttlebug folder. I inked around the edges of the green panel and blue sentiment panel with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. I added some Diamond Glaze to the deers antlers, but it has seen better days...time for new bottle! The sentiment is from SU and the ferns from a Martha Stewart punch and some Doodlebugs polkadot scraps. I wrapped some hemp twine from PTI around the green panel several times but it kind of got hidden by everything.

This buck is a tribute to the one my hubs says he's gonna take down this weekend, uh huh. It might be the only eight pointer he ever gets...

Come on over to the Color Throwdown and join our challenge. Make sure you check out all the DT's great samples!


LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Broni Holcomb - Splashes of Watercolor

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts

Elise / Guest Designer - Mamacow Creations

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the fern punches with the deer image! Great accent!

Carol Dee said...

Hehe, my hubby is right now sitting in a tree stand waiting for the always elusive 8 pointer! He'd love this card. I may need to case this one for sure. Love the glossy antlers and the ferns. hugs..

Barbara said...

Fantastic masculine card, Danielle!!

Rose Ann said...

What a great card for your DH!! A funny comment about being the only eight pointer he gets too! Lol!!

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, Danielle! Major score with "man card!" I didn't even think "man colors" BUT NOW I DO! Kinda makes me want to make another! Hee hee Great job! I would have never giving the MS "fern" punch a second look until I saw them peeking out from behind your sentiment! Fabulous! I ADORE this card and I'm guessing your hubby will, too! Thanks for including me in the fun this month as guest designer for CTD ~ I'm honored and DELIGHTED! Yee HAW!

broni (waterchild12) said...

So pretty and perfectly masculine! Here's hoping he really does get the 8-pointer!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great masculine card! I love the spray of fern punches!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very cool - great image for these colors!

Velta said...

You used JUST the right amaount of embellishments!!! Perfect!

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous birthday card!!..what a great deer image..the colors and details are perfect!...Hugs, Ila

Julia Aston said...

Nice masculine card for Joe, Danielle! the weathered strips embossing is perfect for this and I love the punched ferns!

noble pig said...

Funny, I just saw my first buck this morning on the golf course!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Perfect for a masculine card! I hope your hubby liked it! :)

Curt in Carmel said...

I love one of the comments above that said "major score with the man card". LOL My feelings exactly! I love all the elements you incorporated. I also love the punch you used for the "sprig thingys". I have that punch and always forget about it! Best, Curt