Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here's One for the Guys

Hello everyone!
I know it's been real quiet around here this week. I had stamp camp on Monday and with everything else on my agenda that day, I ran out of time to post. Then, I had a little outpatient surgery scheduled for Tuesday, so I've spent the past 3 days trying to rest and recuperate. The good news is that the surgery went as planned, I am well, and I'm feeling better this afternoon than I have since Tuesday. I don't sit still for long very well, so to say that I'm getting restless is an understatement! But I know I still have to take it easy and I promise I'm doing my best!

I've got a bunch of new projects to share with you, but I need to get them photographed. For now, I found this card in my archives that I made last December for my card classes. It's a case of my own card that I made for my wedding anniversary. It's in this post HERE.

For this card, I used Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped the Sunflower background with Cajun Craze ink. A piece of Well Worn Designer Paper was added across the front with SNAIL adhesive.
Next, I took a scrap piece of the First Edition Specialty Designer Paper and crumpled it up creating the wrinkles. I rubbed it with a bit of Crumb Cake ink on a Stamping Sponge. It's adhered to the card front with some Stampin' Dimensionals.

The heart accent was punched out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Full Heart punch and adhered with a dimensional. Next, I took a length of the Denim Jean Ribbon and tied it in a knot around the card front. The birthday greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped on Crumb Cake scrap then punched out with the Modern Label Punch. I used my 1/2" circle punch and the retired 1/8" handheld punch to create the reinforcement out of Cajun Craze cardstock.
This element was tied around the Denim Jean knot with some Linen Thread. As a last rustic touch, I spritzed the whole card front with some Log Cabin Smooch Spray.

We all need great masculine card designs and for some reason, we don't come naturally to them. Watch my events calendar in the next few months, I'm planning an all masculine card class to help you fill that side of your card box.
In the meantime, I hope you get to stamp something fun today!


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