Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Dad's Birthday!

I've not had time to look at the challenges out at the moment for inspiration, so I've muddled together a simple birthday card for my Dad who doesn't like a lot of fuss.

He has a few Koi Carps in his ponds (amongst other fishies) which are in his back garden. I've had a look at Koi Carp colours and different species and I've taken the colours from them. I 'paved' the single stamp numerous times on the card, and then coloured them.

I've added some Smooch Pearlised Accent Ink in White to certain parts of the fish to highlight them, unfortunately, my camera has not picked this up. The Zippo Lighter is his pressie and you might guess another love of his is Playing Darts!

Image - Koi Carp Stamp (ebay no idea who made it), Sentiment form Papermania
Paper - Papermania Textured card, and Gemstone card
No Embellies, No Tools.

Thanks for looking !


Penny said...

very cool I love this card, I think it came out great.

Littlebear said...

OMG, this is fantastic. I love how you have used the stamp and the effect you have achieved - it's stunning!
Clare x

Mel said...

Wow fab card love how you have done it :)
coloures are beautiful
Mel x


Wow Kim
Your card is fabulous,what is the stamp called you use my hubby keeps koi.i would love to do a card using this stamp,
Dianne xx

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Dad:O) He is going to love this card, Kimmi:O) And I know he is going to love the Zippo, I know my Mom would! She loves playing Darts too:O)
Love the Koi stamp and how you have done it. Great card!
Hope you are all well Sweetie.
Hugs, Nancy.

glowinshadow23 said...

Wow very beautifully done! Simple but with just the right amount of color.

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, beautifully coloured. Anesha

Anne said...
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Anne said...

What a brilliant card, hope your Dad has a very Happy Birthday!