For Father (Fur Vater)
MemoryBox has some great new stencils. I spent summers in Canada and I always loved the white Birch Trees so I jumped at the chance to use the background stencil for a birthday card perfect for a Father. This is a copy of my blog submission for the Poppystamps Design Team.
Birch Trees Stencil 
Trotting Pony Die 
Grassland Border Die 
ColorBox Ink in Ice
Ink in shade of brown
Ink in shade of blue
Cardstock in various colors
Embellishments (to affix greeting inside card)
Sponge (to buff out any ink)
The greeting used for the banner is a German sticker - Fur Vater. I sponged the color blue (same color ink used to top the stencil background) around the banner edges. I ran the Grassland Border die in two colors of green and then ran the Trotting Pony twice in a dark brown and a light brown.
For the inside (photo below), I cut two circles one blue and one white. Then I added the birthday greeting sticker to the white inner circle. Then I used to circle brads to affix it to the white background inside the card.
I hope you are enjoying our blog blitz and we inspire you to get creative with the new Poppystamps dies and new MemoryBox stencils.
If you comment on my post on the Poppystamps blog site between now and January 24th, 2014 you have a chance to win the Birch Trees Stencil for your collection. Check back on January 27th at http://poppystamps.typepad.com when all the winners for the blog blitz will be posted.
Remember, comments on my blog here, while appreciated do not qualify for the free stencil. You must post your comments on the Poppystamps blog.
Best of luck!