Watercolor Tree

My Father-in-law's birthday is coming, so I needed to make him a masculine birthday card.  I used one of my favorite sets, Lovely As A Tree.  I used the direct marker technique, sprayed the stamp with a fine mist of water, and stamped the image on watercolor paper.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: lovely as a tree, teeny tiny wishes
Paper: watercolor paper, old olive, cajun craze, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: Markers (old olive, tangerine tango, cajun craze, riding hood red, chocolate chip), dimensionals, metallic brass brads, olive button (other)
Punches: word window punch
Techniques: watercoloring

Tanner, has been wanting to make a bee from my punches for about a week, so I finally broke down and let him play by himself with my punches and paper.  He knew exactly what punches he wanted to use, because he has helped me make a few punch animals.  Below is his bee on the left, and then Tate had to make a bee on the right.  Tanner's looks like a nice bee, and Tate's looks like a killer bee to me.  Oh, I couldn't talk Tanner out of putting the yellow legs on the bottom of his bee.  He knows they have legs.  LOL!  Love my boys!

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Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Jeanne said...

Your card is lovely and has an air of strength. Wonderful!

How fun that your boys want to get in on the punch action with you. Their bees are terrific.

Barb said...

Your card is perfect for a masculine card, it is beautiful. I love the Autumnal colors you used.

How fun, the boys wanting to make stuff with the punches. I'm a big fan of bees and these are some of the cutest bees I've seen in a while. LOL @ the 'killer bee'...too funny!