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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Nighttime Ride

     This is the card I made for my dad.  I stamped on the cowboy silhouette and embossed it.  After that I went over it with my Le Plume black marker to give it a uniform darkness and added grass out to the edge.  I went over everything with my Versamarker and re-embossed with clear embossing powder.  After embossing
I masked where I wanted the moon to be then brayered on two shades of blue ink.  The bottom and edges were sponged with more black ink.  The moon has some light blue pounced into it. The stars are pieces of Recollections bling that I took of a fancy star border.  The card was mounted on mat silver paper then double matted onto navy blue card stock.

  This is my dad, Martin Bergin,  last of the old time cowboys, a master saddle maker, and cowboy poet.  He is a hard working, hard riding, hard drinking old goat.  If he hasn't done it; it ain't been done. I hope I take after him just a little.

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GP white card stock
Black Soot, Denim, Stone Wash Adirondack Ink
Recollections Bling
DCVW card stock

36 comments:

  1. Super card. Love the moon with the cowboy riding on by.

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  2. Oh My Gracious, this is beautiful. This is awesome. I love it and I know he will too. What a beautiful job. Hugs Cathy

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  3. Mary Anne, you take my breath away. Tearing up twice in one day. This is so lovely and touching. Beautiful.
    Sue S.

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  4. Beautiful card, Mary Anne! Your dad will luv it! :-) So do i :-)

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  5. WOW that is an awesome card, I love it:-) Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  6. very pretty card like veery much how you did this beautiful

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  7. Absolutely fabulous. I'm sure he'll love it.

    Thank you for including the photo and description of your dad.

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  8. Fabulous card, love the colour scheme! Thank you for joining in at Craft your Passion
    Hugs
    Tamara
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  9. Love the card! The image against the night sky is do dramatic. Great photo of your dad, too! He looks like a handful ;D

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  10. Elizabeth Bergin SandersJune 10, 2011 at 4:33 AM

    Love the new card and the awesome picture of Daddy! Your talent is amazing!

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  11. this is a stunning eye catching card! noticed it in the gallery over at the Craft your Passion challenge - your Dad looks like an amazing man! bet he has some stories to tell LOL

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  12. Love this card. This is actually the style I like to work. Excellent job on this.
    Tell dad Happy Birthday for me.

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  13. wonderful card!
    thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline PPC DT

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  14. Fabulous card,love it....Great work......Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men...
    Mandy x

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  15. Beautiful use of this technique. Thanks for joining the Magical Monday Challenge this week

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  16. What a stunning card! I love the simplicity of it- so bold and powerful! Gorgeous colour scheme too. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon x

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  17. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

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  18. I have known a cowboy or two in my time, and your dad sure fits the bill !! Love your card, and all the techniques that went into it. Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star !!

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  19. Wonderful Father's Day card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Whimsie Wednesday Challenge!!
    Sheri-WD DT

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  20. Beautiful card! Such an awesome photo of your pops too... Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

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  21. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  22. oh this is one brilliant card you have created here,,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cheryl xxx

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  23. Very atmospheric! I think this is absolutely fab and a great salutation to your dad!

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  24. WOWSA!!! I LOVE this card!!! GORGEOUS!!! What a neat Dad you have!!!!

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  25. Forgot to add....thanks for sharing with us at Craft us Crazy!!!!

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  26. Love your card I'm sure your Dad will love it as well thanks for playing at StampinSanity this week
    Luv Jane xxx

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  27. Wow,what a striking card - I love it!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this time and good luck, love Jacky x

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  28. Wow.....so nicely done. And the end result is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

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  29. Wow, what a gorgeous card and a wonderful picture of your dad. Who wouldn't want to take after a man like that!

    I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

    ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

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  30. What a great card, and thanks so much for sharing your photo of your Dad as well, it's a wonderful shot! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

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  31. Great card- Love the amazing background! Thanks for taking up our colour challenge at Cards for Men.
    Hugs, Alison x

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  32. What a great card! And I love how you included a picture of your Dad and a little of "his story".......wonderful!!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  33. Dam mom great card and I hope I can make him proud

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