Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Wilderness Awaits with Lovely As A Tree

Hello, welcome back to my blog.  My share today is my take on a masculine card.  I really struggle with these, but definitely have men in my life that I like to send cards to.  I searched Pinterest for this stamp set and found something similar to this.  I had the corrugated kraft paper that I hadn't used yet and think it's kind of manly so I knew I wanted to use a layer of it.  I am trying to use up my 2014-2016 in color supplies so my card base is Blackberry Bliss with a layer of Mossy Meadow next.  I stamped the Elk on Whisper White with Stazon ink and then added some trees from Lovely as a Tree in Mossy Meadow.  This layer was mounted on more Blackberry Bliss.  I got my greeting from Going Global, stamped in Mossy Meadow on a banner of Whisper White.  I sponged the edges with Marina Mist and used the banner punch for the ends.  For my sky I used my sponge daubers with Soft Sky, Marina Mist and So Saffron inks.  I masked off my sun with a 1 3/8" circle punched from a post-it-note.  For my little bow, I cut the surged edges off of the burlap ribbon and then pulled the ribbon apart.  I like this look because it has more texture than linen thread and it's thicker.  Well, that's all for today.  I really appreciate you stopping by!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Helping Me Grow

Hello, welcome back.  My share today is a card I made for our team facebook challenge.  It was a color challenge using Basic Black, Basic Gray and Real Red.  I had been wanting to try a neutral colored card with just a pop of color so it worked well with what I was imagining.  The last 2 days we have gotten a ton of snow so I am dreaming of spring today.  I started with a Whisper White card base and then layered black dsp from the Neutrals dsp stack.  I bordered my stamped image with a very small Real Red layer and very small Basic Gray layer.  For the stamped image, I used the Thick Whisper White for my stamped image using Archival Basic Black ink.  I then used a blender pen and the Basic Gray ink to color the flowers.  Just a pop of Real Red in the center finishes the flowers.  For my sentiment I merged two of the stamps from the Greatest Greetings set, using the basic black marker to only color the words I wanted.  The stamp-a-ma-jig made it a piece of cake to line up both words.  That was punched with the word window punch and layered onto the washi label punch.  A Real Red candy dot finishes off the card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!! I appreciate it.
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