Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dad's 70th Birthday


I designed this for my Dad's 70th birthday tomorrow. We're celebrating with a surprise coffee for him after tomorrow's church service.
I decided to pull out my Lyra Aquacolor crayons to create part of the card to make last Thursday's Way to Use It challenge over at Splitcoast- to use watercolor paper.
I watercolored the sky background and stamped trees onto it using Stampin' Up's "Lovely As a Tree" pine along with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I then stamped, colored, and cut out my eagle from regular PaperTrey Ink cardstock. This handsome image and sentiment set is Our Daily Bread's "On Eagles Wings." I used YR24, YR21, E55, E57, and E00 Copics to color the eagle. I mounted the cutout eagle onto the panel using dimensional tape.
The reddish-rust, textured paper is from Bazzill. Basic Black cardstock is from Stampin' Up. The entire image panel is also popped up with dimensional tape.
As this is a card for my father, I chose to leave it ultra-simple. He is definitely a no-frills type guy!
Have a wonderful remainder to your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Deb, this is so gorgeous. Your watercoloring was done to perfection! Just one amazing card for your dad. It's perfect.
Anne Ryan

Kelley said...

I love the sky...so pretty!!

kathie said...

What an absolutely beautiful background!! A perfect card to celebrate your dad's birthday - give him our greetings also!!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous card for your father Deb. I love the background, so beautiful with the soaring eagle.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, this is sooo beautiful!!! The eagle image is gorgeous and the sky is just breathtaking!!! Your Dad will treasure this beauty!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous!! Love the background!! And that eagle is fantastic!! What a treasure for your father!!

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Deb, this card is beautiful! I'm sure your dad loved it! Love that sky!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! How utterly gorgeous--in a masculine kind of way. It needs no frills. It's absolutely perfect!

Joan Fricker said...

Wow Deb, this is beautiful. Your water coloring is amazing and I am sure you Dad will just love it.

Joan

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a truly beautiful card for your Dad -- I love it!!! I'm sure he really appreciated it!!!