Monday, August 18, 2014

Wood Ducky

    I decided to make a birthday card for my father-in-law. He is quite the Louisiana sportsman, so I made a wood duck with the Elizabeth Craft's Rubber Ducky die.

    I have to mention that it is no easy task to find pictures of Louisiana wildlife. I put in a Google search for "Louisiana ducks". When I clicked on images I got an entire page of men in camouflage overalls holding up dead ducks. I may be a reasonably good card maker, but even I could not manage to make this cute little duck look dead, and besides wood ducks are "OUT OF SEASON".

    Ultimately, here is a very "cute" wood duck.


Ink - Stampin' Up
               Tempting Turquoise
               Pumpkin Pie
               More Mustard
               Crushed Curry
        Tim Holtz
                Black Soot
Die - Elizabeth Craft
              Rubber Ducky
Stamp - Penny Black
                   Cat's Tales
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor
                                  Dark Green
                                  Putty Beige
                                  Magenta/Dark Purple
                                  Yellow Ochre
                                  Warm Grey
Punch - 1 1/2 inch circle - used to punch mask for sun from Post-It
Baby Oil - used to blend colored pencil
Acetate - used to stamp reflection in water
Post-Its - used to mask sun and landscape
Inside of Card


Allsorts Challenge - Use a Mask --*
Crafting for All Seasons - Feature a Creature -*
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes -  *
Creative Moments - Animals -*
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends -*
Loves Rubber Stamps - Stamps/Out of Season *
Paper Pretties - Boy Cards -*
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies - *
  Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes -*
Scraps of Life -  Summer w/die -*
Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday -*


  1. So lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  2. So very cute. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

  3. Cute card and thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT x

  4. That is super cute! Thanks for playing along with us for the SNSS Aug. Release Day!

  5. What a sweet card. Love the super cute and colorful duck. The background scene is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

  6. A sweet image love the layers and your diecuts. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. A really stunning piece of artwork Sharon and great inking.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  8. Fab card. The background came out great.
    Thank you for joining us on the Birthday Challenge at Wags & Whiskers.
    Yolanda DT

  9. Excellent CAS card. The sentiment is the focal point. Beautiful. - Jim