Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Autumn Greetings

 Happy Tuesday! Hope all is well with everyone.
I'm popping in to share this card for a guy friend of ours who was a big deer and elk hunter before his eyes got too bad, but every hunting season he is there in spirit, so I figured he'd like this scene.
I chose Splitcoaststampers sketch SC701 for my design layout, resizing it to 6x6" in PSE, as shown above.
Bazzill card base
Kraft card to emboss (edge-distressed first with Tim tool)
Altenew 6x6" 3D Tree Bark Embossing Folder
Sizzix Fall Foliage Leaf Thinlits dies
(Elk in Forest and Southern Forest)
Digital sentiment (from Jan's Signs of Autumn set) printed & cut with an Avery Elle die
Glossy card stock, smooshed with Distress inks
Springhill Digital card
Distress inks
Memento ink
Deco scissors (distressing all stamped image edges and focal mat)

Process shots of my inking front and back card mats and leaf die card
The back of the card with a stamped and circle-punched siggie.
And final view. Thanks for visiting! XOX

I was inspired to use an elk and autumn forest leaf colors
I used Altenew's 6x6 3D Tree Bark folder
Song: Sweet November Artist: Thirteen Kari & Billy


Donna Walls said...

A very handsome card and so thoughful for your friend. I'm certain he will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.
Donna xx

Diane said...

A very beautiful scene!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Can You Handle The Pressure and Four Seasons!
Diane CYHTP and FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}

Diane said...

Me again, thank you for sharing your beautiful scene with us at Colorful Options!
Diane CO DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Colorful Options}

dj said...

Fantastic!! Perfectly masculine and your distressing is on point!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our masculine//distressing challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's perfect for a hunter, Aimeslee. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

Hugs, Em
613 Avenue Create DT
Creative Em my blog

Darlene said...

Oh Aimeslee ... this is GORGEOUS! Love everything about it!! Great job on the sketch! Sure to make any guy smile!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

PPSS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on the Inspiration Station Blog, Colorful Options Blog and our CYHTP blog ... GOOD LUCK!

Elaine Stark said...

A super scene and beautiful autumn colours. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

Jenny L said...

Hi Aimeslee,
what a wonderful Autumnal card for your friend.
I bet he is going to love it.
Love the fab image and that embossing folder is great super inking as well.
So sorry he can't hunt anymore I have had to give up driving because of my eye problems so can quite understand.
Luckily it doesn't affect my crafting too much at the moment.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
PS lovely to see a large font I sometimes have to enlarge some of the blogs I visit.

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, this is amazing. You really outdid yourself on this one. What a treat. ANY man would love to receive this card (or woman) and would cherish it. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Please stop by again soon. What a treat for my eyes.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons Challenge

Arlene said...

Wonderful card and perfect for an outdoorsman like your friend.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the September challenge.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at CYHTP Embossing Folder Challenge.

Ellibelle said...

You've added so many wonderful details, the wooden embossing folder was a perfect choice for this woodland themed card. So perfect for the recipient!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Hey darlin' you knocked this out of the park!! I really can't stop looking at it and I just know your friend will feel the same way. This is a clear example of how I invision a masculine card. I have a tough time with them.

Nat said...

Fabulous card! I love the scene you have created. Thanks for sharing at PFM

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Hi Darlin'. You knocked this card right out of the park!! Talk about gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it, and neither will the gentleman you are giving this too. When I think of a masculine card--this is it! I have trouble with them but you clearly mastered the masculine card. I hope you can tell just how much I love this one. Almost too nice to give away. This would look great framed! Oh, I've been trying to leave comments on your posts with my phone and am having difficulty, so I came back today. Must check on the other posts.

ahlers5 said...

Okay...you got me spending some money. I just have to have the tree bark embossing folder! This is a stunning masculine card. Wow! Beautiful work.

Vicki said...

Fabulous masculine card! The embossed forest background is perfect with the deer image. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's September, "Anything Goes with a Twist" Challenge.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh my goodness!! Fantastic guy card and one I know my husband would love to receive. I'm going to have to check out that embossing folder and image. Wow! Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

Dawn Frost said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love all the layers. Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Renee Matarese said...

This is so pretty! I love your wood grained background. Thanks for joining our challenge at Art Impressions.

Andree said...

A fabulous card with gorgeous autumnal colour blends. A lovely design and wonderful embossed wood effect background.
Thank you for joining in with our September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I absolutely LOVE this Aimes, the wood embossed background to the images the leaf additions and the wonderful take on the sketch, the colours, it is perfect for this gentleman who will appreciate it and treasure it I should think. It is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us in our Song Title challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Donna Ellis said...

What a great way of making your focal point even more interesting by separating it a bit like that, Aimes! I want to do that, too, in a creation. Your rich coloring in the wood is especially beautiful! Fabulously beautiful! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Valerija said...

Amazing project. Thank you for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

Lisa Bird said...

Fantastic card design, I love how you have layered your card too. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome outdoor scene! I bet your friend loved this card - Thanks for joining in at The Male Room Challenge

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee, love the Autumn feel to this and it's a great image. Your friend is going to love this.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

The Crafty Den said...

What a perfect masculine card Aimeslee. The image is beautiful and your colouring is perfect. I love your colour scheme and gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna Walls said...

I'm back wearing my Jan's Digi Stamps DT Hat to say Thanks for playing along in the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!
Donna xx

Alyson Mayo said...

That moose split into three sections is terrific - that's a technique I always forget to use! very handsome card :)

My name is Erika. said...

That is one handsome masculine card. I love the wood background, and those woodland images definitely feel like fall. I hope your friend enjoys getting it. We saw elk when we were away in Yellowstone. There were some really large and handsome males. Hugs-Erika

Rebekah said...

Love this fabulous masculine card! Way to rock it! Thanks for playing along with Jan's Digital Challenge! ~Rebekah DT member

FinArt said...

Beautiful card for a hunter and lovely decorated with small leafs. Thank you for playing with us at Vesela hiška. Janja DT

VEANA R. said...

What an amazing greeting card with a deer in tjhe woods. I just love your mix media style and the small leaves are colourfull. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Happy house - Vesela hiška. Hope to see you soon again. Hugs, Veana DT

Jan Mahew said...

Such a handsome woodland creation, Aimslee! Perfect for fall and for any male. Thank you for sharing your masculine creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Anonymous said...

A very nice card. Great attention to details. Fits the “distress” perfectly for this round at C4G. Thanks for joining us. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Pat said...

Such a wonderful majestic stag on your card and some great colouring, and I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it Aimeslee, and the inked woodgrain background goes beautifully.. such pretty leaves too, and you have even covered the background with some super paper..a fabulous card. x

Dreja said...

Ganz super gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Becca Sadler said...

Aimeslee: Awesome autumnal scene and color hues on your deer/dear friend card! Spectacular! Thanks for including Mix It Up in your links! --Becca/DT