This is birthday week at my house with both my adult son & daughter having birthdays.  Happy birthday today to our wonderful son Chris!

Chris bday rt

Chris is an avid outdoorsman so The Wilderness Awaits is ideal for his birthday card.  Because it is a masculine card, I kept it fairly simple.  The elk is stamped with Timber Brown Staz On Ink on Watercolor Paper.  

Using an Aqua Painter with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso Inks, the elk becomes almost lifelike. The image is cut out with an Oval Framelit and the edges are inked for some added dimension.

Chris bday strt

The Oval piece is popped up on a piece of Soft Sky Cardstock that has been embossed with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.  The sentiment from Fabulous Four is stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Soft Sky Cardstock.

Chris bday strt

 Of course, I just had to share a picture of Chris with his boys. 

Chris & boys


And, I couldn't resist a picture from a hike they took last summer.  Thanks to his wife Jamie for being the photographer.

  Hiking chris & boys


But, I did find a picture of the whole family.

Easter 2015

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!