Sunday, February 6, 2022

Tony's 50th Birthday


We recently celebrated my husband's 50th birthday!!! So much fun!!! And of course such an extra special occasion deserves an extra special handmade card :)

The beautiful silhouette images in the Color Layering Pier At The Lake stamp set by Hero Arts are a perfect fit for my avid outdoorsman (and his trusty partner...our lab, Pepper...wink)! I recently saw a video by Gina K where she tore two strips of Masking Magic (Gina K) and ink blended in between. I loved the effect and was inspired to try out that same technique as the starting point for my card. After ink blending my background I left the Masking Magic in place and stamped my silhouette images. I also added some water ripples using a stamp from another Hero Arts set called Color Layering Mountains At The Lake. I removed the Masking Magic, added the sentiment (from Script Sentiments by Erin Lee Creative), mounted the finished panel to a slightly larger black panel, and adhered that to a blank white card base.


I had such a great time creating this card!!! husband went crazy for it!!! Since it features Hero Arts products I'm going to link it up over at Stay Crafty With a Blog Named Hero February Challenge: Anything Goes. The challenge is open until March 10th so be sure to check it out!

Also thought I'd share a few photos from our snowy birthday celebration adventure:

Thanks for stopping! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!!



Stamps: Color Layering Pier At The Lake (Hero Arts), water ripples from Color Layering Mountains At The Lake (Hero Arts), sentiment from Script Sentiments (Erin Lee Creative)

Distress Oxide Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean (Ranger)

Pigment Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: Masking Magic (Gina K)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)


  1. You have the best collection of stamps that depict where you live and this is a great one. I can see why hubby loved it, it is gorgeous. Your blending is beautiful, the scene is perfect and a great masculine card. What a stunning place you live in, thanks for sharing the pictures. Give Pepper a pat from Daisy.

  2. Lisa, these stamps were made for you - and your husband! Such a wonderful card to commemorate the occasion! I'm going to remember that masking trick!

  3. What a perfect card for the hubbs! Happy 50th to him!

  4. Definitely into my inspiration files for the fisherman in my life! Such a gorgeous idea with the bursts of brilliant color on white!

  5. Such a beautiful card! (I always struggle with masculine cards!) Thanks so much for joining in with the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge :)