In Wilderness turns 50

Hi Bloggers

Today’s card is one I was asked to make for a girl at work for her dad’s upcoming birthday.  When I asked her for some details of what she would like for the card this is the brief she gave me…..

1. Brown colours

2. Hunting theme

3. The word DAD on the card

4. The number 50 on the card

Whew!, that’s a specific brief.  Usually people just say oh make it pink and girly or something like that.  Well the brown colours, the words and numbers were the easy part BUT the hunting theme?   Mmmm I had to think about that one for a while.

I explained to Pam that I didn’t have a “hunting” stamp so to speak but I did have a stamp set that had a buffalo or is it a bison?  Pam loved the idea of the buffalo (aka bison), so I decided to run with it.

I was originally going to case a card made by the very talented Yvette Ashe, I even had the photo from her blog up on my laptop so I could copy it, however, once I started on this card I just ran with it and it turned out completely different to Yvette’s card.  So rather than saying I cased Yvette’s card I am saying I used her card for inspiration instead.

I guess sometimes creativity just takes over….lol



I started with early expresso card stock then added a layer of soft suede card stock, then another layer of crumb cake card stock.  I then added a layer of natural cosmopolitan DSP, added two strips of early expresso ribbon.  I stamped the buffalo (bison) in early expresso ink and then embossed it with early expresso embossing powder onto crumb cake and cut it out with one of my spellbinders.

Next I die cut out the word DAD and the number 50 in early expresso and then covered them in crystal effects so that they really pop.

I am over the moon with how well this card turned out and how quickly I got it done, it only took a couple of hours.  I really wasn’t too confident that I would be able to create a nice card with this brief.

I am also happy to say that Pam loves the card too.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x