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Birthday Hiker

>> Friday, March 15, 2013

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your first week of Daylight Savings Time has been good. It's usually a bit tough to realign my body clock for a week and my parrots just know it's a mean joke I'm playing on them. When my daughter was little, she used to tell me she couldn't go to bed because it was still light outside.  Now if I can only find some tiny little parrot wristwatches so they can tell time for themselves.

So for my masculine birthday card, I took a challenge on Splitcoast as my direction on this one. The challenge was to use gradient color, from light to dark. I made the background layer, the strip on the right and the backing oval all gradient colors of brown/orange using my Copics. These are colors I don't use very often but they seemed to work for this card. I overstamped the strip and background using the Lines O'Plenty and Vicki's Versatile Bg using the 3 ink colors. On the main oval, I stamped the Silhouette Hiker and Trees with the brown ink and I stamped the trees again on the large background behind the oval. The Birthday Greeting was inked w/ the 3 inks before stamping. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: white, brown
ink: Memento rich cocoa, Morocco, potter's clay
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders classic oval dies


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning masculine creation. Loving the autumn colours.
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Jennifer E. said...

Love how the image is split inside and outside the oval, great colors too!

Samantha said...

Julie, this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love those brown tones and your layout is awesome!

Sue said...

Why am I thinking that these colors are unusual for you? You should definitely use them more often cause this is beautiful (in a totally man like way of course :) Great sketch too!

Janett said...

Whar a great card Julie, love the colors and the layout.

Shelia said...

what an awesome masculine birthday card!!

Mary Ann said...

Great card!Great colors...

Karin said...

Super masculine b-day card! Love your awesome layout and color choice!

Pam said...

Beautiful card with the split image and the oval...great masculine colors.

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