Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Howling Wolf Birthday




Masculine cards sometimes pose a challenge for me. I find that it's not always an easy task to come up with a design or personal theme that I feel would be just right for that specific male individual. This is the card I made today for an upcoming birthday and which I'm also entering into several challenges.
 
I used GKD soft sand card stock for my base card. I die cut a layer in GKD blue denim with Spellbinder's Locking Loops and adhered it to the base. Next, I cut a white panel and sponged it with Memento Summer Sky. For my focal image I created a scene using an oak tree (StampScapes), prairie grass (Rubber Stampede), grass border (Rubber Stamp Tapestry) and a howling wolf (GKD Mountain Wilderness). All Images were stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I stamped another image of the wolf in black ink on a small separate piece of white card stock, cut it out and popped it on the stamped wolf image to give it some dimension. The sentiment is from PTI Butterfly Dreams stamp set.

After the card was completed, I was pleased with the result. I hope my recipient likes it too.

Hope your day is filled with creative and crafty ideas!


This card was submitted to the following challenge(s):
The Outlawz - CAS061613
TTCRD - Anything Goes Jun 18-24
CDAC - Anything Goes Apr 1-Jun 30
FOSTV - Challenge #77 - Birthday


6 comments:

Maxam Made said...

you card is beautiful!! Love the colors and composition!!
Ginny M
www.maxammade.blogspot.com

Janine said...

Olga - Thank you for joining our challenge at FOSTV. Great to see a lovely masculine birthday card too. You might have also done some enabling - that Spellbinders works so well - I didn't think it would on masculine cards but how wrong I was!

Angie said...

Gorgeous die cut frame! Beautiful design!!!

Elaine said...

What a super card.
Thank you for joining us for our Through The Raftroom Door Challenge this time and GOOD LUCK.
Hugs Elaine

Gail said...

This is totally cool card! Love the masculine look! Enjoy your week! Good luck in the draw at FOSTV Gail DT

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Wonderful image, so haunting. Any guy would love this. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes