Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Duck Pond

Today I want to share a card I thought might work as a Father's Day card or even a birthday card. It is more masculine in nature and I just love the look achieved with the gorgeous background I made with Ken Oliver Color Burst water color granules.

For the background I used glossy card stock and added my yellow and blue Color Bursts granules, spritzed with water and watched the magic. After studying it over for several days I decided this was to be a water scene.

I used a sponge dauber to create that big bold sun over the upper portion of the panel. Then I took a Three Fir Trees image from I Brake for Stamps and stamped that in black dye ink to make a horizon point. Where I wanted the sentiment placed I masked off that area and only inked up a portion of the stamp image so that it appeared to be shorter trees in that area. I carefully added a bit more water lines with my fine line black ink pen and finished the card by adding the Duck Pond die image from Die-Namites. I had to cut off one cat tail at the left end since it was a bit too long for my A2 size card but it still looks fantastic to me. The sentiment is also from I Brake for Stamps and is in the Stampinback line on one of their sheets.

I am entering this into the Scrapy Land Challenge #17-Anything Goes.

Well, that will pretty much end my creativity for the week I think. I will be having company on the weekend so I best continue the cleaning of my dusty house. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week.

God bless,


  1. Love your background for that cute die. Fabulous card.

  2. This is so beautiful!! I love the scene you've created!! That Duck Pond die is awesome!! What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Gorgeous card! The duck pond is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #17!

  4. You and Ken are an unbeatable team! Fantastic masculine card!

  5. What a beautiful card Verna..

  6. Don't you just love those Die-Namite dies? So creative!! And I have not tried the glossy card stock yet. I need to, I love the look on your card. Very nice, great scene!!

  7. Beautiful card for a guy. Love it.

  8. LOVE the scene you created! Great masculine card.

  9. Those duck dies are amazing, Verna. I must have it. Colour Burst granules? That's new to me...and the colours are stunning. You're am artist, my friend!
    hugs, Asha


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