It's my husband's birthday this weekend. He is by far the hardest person I have to make cards for. There can't be a hint of bling or pattern or bright colors. I'm even a bit worried about the splatter on this card - but here's what I came up with.
The bear comes from a Taylored Expressions die set that was released for the holidays but is absolutely perfect for a big brown bear. I used my amazing Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes and a bit of post-it tape to mask a line to brush on the ground, then moved it to brush on the sky. There are so many wonderful techniques for these brushes - but I adore them most when I need to create a hint of sky!! I gave the bear a few trees and a few splatters - and it's just right.
We live in a southeast suburb of Denver, Colorado, which if you didn't know - isn't in the mountains. It's pretty darn flat where I am - but I do have a fabulous view of the mountains. I also have wildlife that wanders down. We moved about a year ago and this happened about a month after we moved - not our yard, but just a few blocks away! Thus the reason that the bear is perfect on my husband's card - or maybe it's because he can be a big grumpy bear!!!