Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A birthday card

for my husband!  I decided I wanted to do a masculine version of this plaid, and since he's been taking such good care of our birds outside this winter, I chose a sweet bird as the centerpiece.  After stamping it and coloring it in, I pulled the same colors out to make my plaid background.

For You

supplies: white and dark wine cardstock, Winnie & Walter Stripes set to make my plaid, Hero Arts StoneWash, Teddy Bear brown, and Wplus9 Crushed Cranberry inks, Inkadinkado Bird Stamp, markers to color, Hero Arts sentiment from a discontinued Sparkle Clear Messages set, Simon's Stitched Rectangles

The spongings around the stamped image weren't originally planned, but when I colored in my berries, and then later picked up that panel, they smudged, so I added more smudging with some distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So sweet, Lin! Great save with the sponging and I ove that plaid! ♥

  2. That was suppose to be **love** not ove! Lol!

  3. Fabulous card Lin, great masculine version of the plaid.

  4. Bluebirds are my favorite! Great coloring.

  5. Ah yes - those smudges can be a start of something creative - love the sponging!

  6. Happy birthday wishes to your husband!! His card is terrific, love the coloring on your little bird!

  7. Beautiful Lin, and what a brilliant idea to do the sponging. :-)

    Happy Birthday Dennis!!

  8. Oh, Lin, what a beautiful (and masculine) card for your DH! I love the plaid and the colors you've used, and what a beautiful bird. You've colored him up so beautifully, with a lovely aura of colors! Stunning card, and how precious that he's been taking such good care of the birds during the winter! What a keeper, eh? Hugs!

  9. So thoughtful of you,Lin, to make this beautiful birdie card for your husband. It carries special meaning to both of you,I'm sure. I love how you've colored the birdie in such rich colors to complete the plaid background.


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