Monday, November 7, 2016

happy 90th to my daddy!

Stopping by to share with you the card I created for my Dad's 90th. Actually, as you read this I am on my way to MI to celebrate with him :)

It was a labor of love. I had the brilliant idea to use ink smooshing with acetate to create a watercolor version of this.

This is the view from my folks' house. Those cedar trees are ancient and such a part of our family's history at this property :)


I masked horizon and lawn and smooshed Distress Inks for the grass (including dandelions ;) and lake. Again and again.

Then I stamped the trees from Stampendous Winter Trees and heat embossed them with clear to protect the ink from the rest of the ink smooshing process.

When I was satisfied, I used an iron and packing paper to remove the embossing and added a sentiment from SSS Handwritten Borders. A little PP to add a punch and voila!

Thanks for visiting.

Since I was definitely thinking of my Dad when I created this, I'm hooking up at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. where it's Thinking about You. And to Simon's Work it Wednesday for October since I've used SSS product.

I'm also joining in at Seize the Birthday with this birthday card. No stencil topping though.


And at Kathy R's Daily Marker Challenge. I colored all this. Albeit, with a piece of acetate ;)


And lastly, I'm hooking up at Craft Stamper, Take it Make it for November where it's Anything Goes with stamps.



17 comments:

  1. Beautiful trees, fantastic view and amazing card!
    Happy birthday to your dad. Such a privilege to celebrate 90 years!

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  2. Such a beautiful and serene scenic card! Really capturing! Happy Birthday to your Dad! Awesome to be celebrating 90!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Such a beautiful card made from that scene! GORGEOUS!!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  4. Maria, this card is so beautiful and I think you've done a perfect job of recreating the photograph. I'm sure that your Dad will be absolutely thrilled with it. Ninety, wow, that's amazing! I wish you both the most wonderful time together and I'm sure that you'll treasure every minute. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. Happy crafting, Sandra x

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  5. Happy birthday to your dad! He's got a lovely daughter, and the best present of all - a visit from you! How happy that'll make him, I'm sure!! This card is absolutely stunning. Your use of acetate and on-and-off embossing is truly brilliant. He'll love this card, I'm sure. Enjoy your visit. Bev

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  6. Beautiful and so very special. I love it. I'm sure that you'll enjoy your time together. Happy Birthday to your father!

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  7. What a beautiful and personalized card! I'm sure he will treasure it! But even happier will make him your visit! Hope you arrived safely!

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  8. Happy birthday to your dad! Beautiful card! Enjoy your visit! :)

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  9. Happy birthday to your dad, enjoy the celebrations! And what a wonderful card you've made for him - great smooshing :) Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your father...and stunning card, love those gorgeous trees!

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  11. Such a unique way to smoosh with acetate ... your beautiful landscape is gorgeous. I bet your dad will LOVE this card. Happy Birthday to him!! Have a great trip. xx

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  12. I'm sure your father loved this beautiful work of art memorializing that stunning view! It will no doubt be framed and become a part of your family's treasured keepsakes for generations! Seriously! Happy Milestone Birthday to your Pops! I know it means more than ever!! Safe travels and big hugs, Darnell

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  13. Félicitations to your Dad, Maria ... what a landmark birthday ... hope you all have a wonderful celebration! Stunning card ... a beautiful piece of art capturing that spectacular view! Happy and safe travelling ... enjoy every moment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Happy Birthday to your dad - I am sure he loved his card!

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  15. How special of you to create this scene that replicates the view for your parents window. I can see that they live on Lake Michigan, right? I live on the other side in Wisconsin and I know how great the views can be. Breath taking. This will be a great surprise for him as you have done an exceptional job. i can see the love that you put into making it. Please tell him Happy 90th Birthday from me. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Barbara DT Member

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  16. Wow! What a GORGEOUS card! The colors are spectacular and love the trees! So pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Seize the Birthday!
    Sherrie K
    Surprise Guest Designer

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  17. What a fabulous scene you've created. Great job with the smooshing. Thanks for playing long with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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