Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Splatter Birthday

I have a birthday card to share today -  that I think will work well for the guys we need cards for - given the green/blue colors and lack of layers and bling!
The splatter stamp is from Splat That by Waltzingmouse and the bold sentiment is from  a sentiment set by Studio Calico that I've had for years and hadn't inked up yet -  it was kind of lost in my sentiment drawer - and I love the boldness of it! (I think it may be retired)  The bow die is from Lil' Inker Designs.  I let the ribbon from PTI hang off the edges which I think makes it feel a little more masculine as well. 
My design was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches
I'm also entering this in the Less is More Challenge - make it masculine

And before I go -  thought I'd share a photo looking out of our back door into the yard last night around 5 pm -  we're expecting about 5" of  new snow tonight - after just having 6" on Thursday!  There's a male and female cardinal on our feeders - one on the feeder and one on the feeder hanger (plus a metal bird that's part of the feeder stand!)  I zoomed in to get this picture as the feeder is about 10 feet from the door - and the trees are about 20 feet from the door!
Stamps:  Splat That - Waltzingmouse, sentiment from Studio Calico
Paper:  white, new leaf - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn
Accessories:  small bow die - Lil'Inker Designs, new leaf ribbon - PTI, Scor tape.


Kim M said...

This is great! Love the splatter stamp and how you used two colours with it. :-)

Annette Allen said...

very cool card.. love the splash of color..

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Cool male card Julia, love the colourful splats.

Warm hugs

~amy~ said...

Love your take on the sketch...using the splatters...awesome.

stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Great card, Julia! Love how the bow balances the splatters. And what a beautiful view of your backyard!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love this, such a great use of the bow!

Pauline said...

What a fun card for a guy Julia, splat that is perfect!
Oh wow, look at all that snow...looks so cold! You have certainly had the worst winter for a long time, we have had the wettest. This weather is crazy! Hope it breaks for you soon, I hate the cold.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Cool card, Julia. Perfect for anyone, but really makes a great guy card.

Joni Andaya said...

Awesome take Julia! I am in love with the splatters :)

Jeanne J. said...

I should reach for this stamp every time I need a splat. It looks perfect when I have such a hard time recreating a water drop. I know.. hopeless right? Love that you got lots of color in yours Julia. This looks fab!

Shirley said...

Very 'splatastic' and the bow really sets off the sentiment too!

Deepti said...

This is a brilliant take on that sketch !!

Loll said...

Fabulous masculine birthday card. Love green and blue together. The splatters are so fun! Loll xx

Karren said...

Love your take on the sketch, Julia! Fun colors and fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Chrissie said...

Simply superb Julia!
Love those splats!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sheila in Cyprus said...

I love this too. Such a cool card for the males in our lives but would look great in girly colours for the trendy female teens.

Love the 'splat' stamp, its sat in my basket at W.M whilst I browse their other stamps...I think a spending spree is on the cards..thanks Julia!

Love Sheila x

Anne said...

Love that bold sentiment, fab man card
Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
Guest "Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Love your splat card - it just goes to prove how less really IS more!


Viv said...

Love your card Julia, hope you didn't get too much more snow too :) Viv xx