January 9, 2013

They say it's your Birthday! ODBD Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Birthday Blog Hop celebrating Rick's Birthday!  If you've ever attended one of the many Rubber Stamp Shows that ODBD sets up at, then odds are you've probably met Rick, you'll usually find him working the cash register and talking to the customers!  I've had the pleasure of working with Rick on a number of occasions and am thrilled to participate in the blog hop!  Happy Birthday Rick, hope you have wonderful day! 

If you arrived here from Angie's Blog you are in the right place, if not, you might want to head back and start at the  ODBD Blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects!  You'll want to be sure to visit and comment on all the participating designers blogs, because one of them is a hop hot spot and a name will be drawn from that blogs comments to win a $20 ODBD gift certificate good toward ODBD Stamps. You have until Friday, January 11th at 8PM EST to leave comments.

Inspired by the sketch at Addicted to Stamps Challenges, I used stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Retirement set along with pattern paper from the KaiserCraft Tropicana Collection.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Retirement.  PP - Kaisercraft Tropicana Collection

The image is stamped in Black Archival on a piece of pattern paper from KaiserCraft's Tropicana Collection, then colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils.  The edges of all papers are sponged with Chocolate Ink.  To embellish I added a piece of Fish Netting.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Retirement
Card Stock - Kraft, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Chocolate
Other - KaiserCraft Tropican Pattern Paper Collection, Fish Netting, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by, your next stop on the Birthday Hop is Dawn's Blog.

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76 comments :

Dawn said...

Ahhh, I'd love to be there! Well done, Lisa! love it!! the netting is cool!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful masculine card, Lisa!! I would love to be relaxing there right now. The added net is the perfect touch. Rick will love it!
hugs,
Chris

Debbi said...

What a beautiful and relaxing scene!! Love this!

Caryn S said...

Gorgeous! The DP is fantastic too.

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Lovely scene for a man's birthday card. Great job.

Becky said...

Fabulous card, looks like a great place to be on your birthday.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Ahhhhh! Now this does look relaxing!!! I love the fish netting you added. Perfect touch and he will love this!

Grace said...

Very cool card Lisa! You picked the perfect dp to go with this inviting image, and I love the touch of netting! Rick will love it and probably wishes he could whisk Kelley away to this spot for the week! :)
hugs,
Grace

Sparkly Engineer said...

I have seldom seen a card this nice. The coloring is over the top and the choice of design papers and sketch perfect.

patriciadavis said...

All I can say is take me there... great card.

Angelique Vela said...

Hey, this reminds of home. I love the tropical theme and feel.

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the layers and the relaxing scene. I get there are MANY days when Rick wishes he could plop his weary bones into that hammock!

Marianne said...

What a fabulous card...it takes me to the scene. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday Rick

Linda said...

Wish I were there!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your card!!!! Colors, layout papers..........and the fact that Rick is OLD!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday Rick. Hope you can find time to hop into that hammock! Very intense colors that show off the scene just right. Blessings, Lisa

RitaR said...

Rick will surely appreciate this visual trip to the tropics! That fishing net is the PERFECT addition to your beautiful creation.

Teresa said...

I think we all need a card like this to dream on.

Gretchen Wilson said...

I'm sure that Rick would enjoy dreaming of a vacation if he received this card. It's so relaxing. great colors.

Marsha said...

Did you ever capture the tropical scene ! Love the piece of net, colors, layout. Really great card.

Sue D said...

Great relaxing tropical scene!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love all the layers and details.
Happy Birthday to Rick

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

YOUR COLOURING IS BEAUTIFUL. DON'T LET RICK SEE THIS HE WILL JUMP IN THE OCEAN.... WE DON'T WANT HIM TO HURT HIMSELF...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK,
'

Caitiumom said...

This is a great card, love the idea of being somewhere warm in the winter.

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, like the stamping on the designer paper and the background papers are a great compliment to the image!

Dottie said...

The combination of background papers with the center scene is just perfect and makes you feel like you are there! Very nice.

Sarosa said...

My hubby would love those palm trees! Love the layout and coloring.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Fabulous, Lisa! Love your tropical card w/ its super colors and palm leaf papers. Remind me of the town where I grew up. Great card for Rick and he will love it.

Judi said...

On a cold moring like we are having here, this card just makes me yearn for tropical climes. A great masculine card. Love it.

StampingJudy said...

A touch of the tropical in the middle of winter. Makes me wish for warmer weather!

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card. Roll on spring and some better weather - although nothing as hot as this. Christine

Kris B said...

Great card! I love the netting!! Thanks for sharing.

Leigh Scherzer said...

All I need is a Pina Colada to feel like I'm right in the tropics!! Great card.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card makes you want to climb inside and Relax with a Ice cold drink. great blending of your colors. thanks for sharing

irishgreensue said...

Can see this being a wish for Rick's BD - a nice vacation on an island with Kelley!!! Great layout and the perfect idea - RELAX!!

Divinity said...

Makes me want to b somewhere where its warm not snowing! :p love it!

Sabrina said...

Oh my, that is a welcome sight on a day when I've just had to de-ice the car! The netting is such a fabulous touch, I can just imagine the lovely oil smell it would have IRL. Great papers, too!

Marionment said...

Great scene for a male card!! Great colors.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL BIRTHDAY CARD LISA!!!!!!!!! IT'S REALLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! COLORFUL! AND FOR A MAN CARD IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!! :) WOW!!!!!!!!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Jean McGee said...

Coooooooolllll, relaxxxxxxxxxxing dream card - esp. this time of year.
Jean McGee

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!Very pretty masculine card...

christi said...

now here's the card to go visit after an awesome birthday. have a great one!

Angella D. Crockett said...

COOLNESS!!!! Love your card from corner to corner!!! I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with!! HUGS!!

Kenny Dever said...

This is really cool. a great man card...relaxing in a hammock LOL Cynthia

Kat said...

Nice relaxing scene! Love the netting touch. Makes me want to go somewhere warm. :-)

Danni said...

Love the addition of the fish netting!! Such an awesome card!

Diane said...

Ahhh...a great relaxing card...wish I were there!!

Debbie Erickson said...

It's fun to see this tropical card on a gray/slushy day in Seattle! I love the fish net addition.
Thanks!

Cards By Jan said...

Now this is what I call relaxing!! Wow...let me at that hammock, where the warm breezes blow...enjoying the sun, smelling the sea air...hmmm yup...Rick will love this I'm sure...what an awesome card!!
Hugs

Karen said...

Bet Rick wishes he could jump into your card and relax!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Arnette said...

Rminds me of being in Jamaica on the beach. Nice card! "Happy Birthday Rick!"

momandmec said...

Very tropical! nice for birthday. also good for a retirement or vacation.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mandee said...

Pretty use of colors. Thanks for sharing.

stampencamper said...

Everything on this crd works together beautifully; so masculine; I should say. I'm sure he now craving a warm vacation spot

Kathy S said...

Reminds me of wanting to be on vacation.

Beverly Vance said...

"cool-looking" card; thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

The fishnet embellishment is so clever! Love the scene----wish I were in a warm place now. Thanks for sharing!

Antonella said...

what a relaxing card! Love the colors and the serene scene.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Cyndy said...

What a nice card. Would love to be swinging in that hammock! Hope Rick's birthday is just great.

Patty said...

Perfect retirement images and card you colored!!

Jan Castle said...

Cool card!!!
Jan

LaDawn said...

Great card, can I go there?

Sherry said...

great guy card!! looks like a good place to go, lol

Lucy said...

Great masculine card!

Mary Lee said...

Absolutely love this card! The paper is a perfect match!

Vicky Gould said...

Oh, to say good bye to winter and hello to this awesome scene! Beautiful!

Robyn said...

Makes me want to go to the beach!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy Birthday Rick! Great card...it really does make you feel like relaxing.

Kristy Tyra said...

Neat idea to include netting! Don't you just love working with watercolor pencils? They're the best!

sandee said...

Makes me want to go on vacation! Happy Birthday to Rick, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lois said...

Happy Birthday Rick! This card is to relaxing...particularly with the inclusion of the netting! Where is my hammock now?!?!?

Cathymac said...

I'm sure Rick wishes he could be there for his birthday...just relaxing in the sun! What a fabulous tropical scene and a wonderful masculine card, Lisa!

Sonia said...

Wonderful card. It feels just right this time of year to dream about kicking back on a beach in a tropical paradise- a great gift for Rick!

Kelley said...

It's like a tropical island card! Love the papers. So cool!!! Thanks for being a part of Rick's hop!!

arjette said...

Your card is realy beautiful!!!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. arjette.

 
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