Monday, February 13, 2012

Majestic

This is one of the images from In Wilderness from SU.  Not too many things are more majestic than an eagle and this will be a good birthday card (even though it's not until October) for my brother who is an avid bird watcher.  Of course he'd probably pass out completely if he saw one of these in this part of Texas, so guess he'll just have to look at it on his card.


I used some Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock along with DP from CTMH.  The DP has a little blue in in so I sponged the Very Vanilla with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then stitched and distressed on there and also on the three panels.  (My sewing machine actually cooperated a little better on this card! LOL)  The image is framed using Spellbinders Label 10 - with embossing on the one in Soft Suede.  After popping the image up on dimensionals, I added some Baker's twine and a SU brad. The sketch is from The House That Stamps Built and I'll enter it in their challenge.

I'll also enter it in the challenges at Stampin For the Weekend (Color Inspiration), Hot Shot Craft (One for the Boys), and Digi Doodle Shop (also, One for the Boys).

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

36 comments:

Carol L said...

This is a great guy card with that image, and I love all the distressing and stitching! Your brother will love this one!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Lynn, I love the image and the design.
Kevin xx

Monica said...

How rugged looking... perfect for a man. And the sponging and distressing adds a lot of character. Super stamp this.

A neat card as ever,

Monica xxx

Tammy said...

Wow, gorgeous card and image. Love the background you created and the button and twine make perfect embellishments!

Becky said...

This is lovely Lynn. Beautiful colors and beautiful image of this eagle.

Jo said...

What a fab male card! *claps*

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! Love the paper choices to go with this beautiful image and you design is wonderful. Someday I'll lern to sew on cards too.

NanaConnie said...

Love the papers you chose and the way you distressed the edges, Lynn. Fabulous texture on the die cut!

MiamiKel said...

So soft and serene, Lynn - it's almost like you've created a scene for this magestic eagle. I love everything about this card :)

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I have this stamp set and I can't seem to make it work for me, but you presented this image in a wonderful light. I'm going to have to CASe it of course. Love your twine and button also.

Linda said...

WOW this sure does look majestic. Love the stitching and the stamp if fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn this is AWESOME! I love that image and your fantastic distressing!! The perfect masculine card!
Tammy :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so majestic! Love the image and the colors you used for this great bird. Your brother will love it.

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow! This is Fabulous Lynn! What a Wonderful Masculine card! And I Look at your Terrific stitching too! 8-) Your Brother is going to love this!

Hugs
Shannon

Sandi said...

Lynn, I love all the distressing here, and it has such a rustic look that goes so well with the image!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Sandi ♥

Margaret said...

As much as I love your funny cards, I think you are equally amazing at guy cards! This is such a great example!! Everything on this card is so perfectly manly!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Stunning card! Wow, he will love this!

Paige said...

fabulous card design! I love watching the various eagle cams that are out there - so fun!

Davi said...

Lynn this is a beautiful man card! Eagles are always so majestic and the distressing and soft colors and really wonderful. Bet your brother will LOVE this one :)

Faye said...

What a fabulously stylish and masculine card. It's wonderful. xxx

Bonnie said...

Majestic is a perfect title for this card! What a wonderful card for your brother or any man.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this fantastic card- and the beautiful eagle! Your layout is awesome- and love the stitching on your card too! He will just love this card!

Bettina L. said...

Such a perfect birthday card for a man that is an avid bird lover;) The sketch is just perfect for this image and I love the DP's you've used. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Jackie Rockwell said...

Very handsome card Lynn! Love the button!

punknscrap said...

Great masculine card, love the colours and the image.

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous, masculine card! I love the design.

Shari Nelson said...

Hi Lynn, I like the way you framed the image on this card. We had an eagle land in one of our trees one day and he proceeded to groom himself. My children and I watched him do this for about 30 minutes. It was so awesome to see this. He was at the edge of our property, about 30 to 40 feet away, I think. I live in Minnesota by the Crow River west of the Twin Cities in a rural town. We see a lot of wildlife.

Lynn McAuley said...

Quite regal!! I love it, Lynn!

craftymum said...

A great "one for the boys" card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our challenge.

Hugs Sarah x

Darlene said...

Lynn, you really did this image justice! Well done, and I'm sure that he will appreciate this great card.

Wendy said...

Awesome masculine card, Lynn! I love this! :)

Cheri said...

Stunning image and great detailing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Repeat Impressions.

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card, love that image, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi doodle Shop challenges, hugs, martina

Lesley said...

super card love the Eagle which I believe is the bird that represents the USA best wishes Lesley x

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous eagle image, Lynn, and I love the colors and sketch you used!!! Love the way you used the twine with the brad, too!!!!

Gemma said...

What a fantastic masculine card hunni & that image is beautiful...
hugs and xxx
Gemma