Monday, 7 May 2018

Happy Birthday Ian!

Happy bank holiday Monday all. What a beautiful day it is too. Perfect for wandering the great British countryside don't you think? We did that yesterday, so today is a catch up on things at home and crafting kind of day. It's also my brother in law Ian's birthday, so I thought I would shar ethe card that I made for him. Ian is often found wandering the countryside as he is a keen geocacher in his spare time, so when I saw the latest release stamps from Sheena Douglass it struck me how perfect they would be for a card for him. 

To create my card I first made a background using distress oxide inks, and added streaks of sunlight through a mask. I stamped Sheena's silhouette thistles along the base, and the birds and sentiment are by Tim Holtz. 

The main image was stamped and then I coloured with watercolour pens. I love that it's like an old photograph- again perfect for Ian as he supports my sister in her professional photography business. 

To finish if off I added a die cut and stamped compass, from Sheena's Time Traveller collection. 

Happy birthday Ian. I hope it's a good one!




  1. Beautiful card! I'm so glad you are joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  2. Beautiful work Lynda. A piece of art!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  3. A fantastic card Lynda, I love the colours you've used.

    Sue xx

  4. A really lovely Nature inspired creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations May challenge.

    B x

  5. What a great theme for a card for your brother in law. We are glad to see your entry at the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  6. A beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations May challenge and good luck!

  7. So beautiful! Congratulations on making Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge this week! Please come back :)