Thursday, January 1, 2009

Masculine Card

Ok...had to follow up the VERY feminine card posted below with a very masculine card! This was a sketch challenge on SplitcoastStampers. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Both stamps are from my grab bag from The Hampton Company. I don't often carry my cards "inside" but on this one I did. I wanted the greeting to go with the image on the front but there was no room. HAD to go inside! LOL.

Today I challenged myself to go back to the basics. That was a challenge for me! No embossing, no patterned paper, used only black ink and watermark ink, used a pin and a ruler to do my piercing (instead of my piercer and mat), and the only embellishments were a piece of hemp (from a roll from the $1 store) and 3 brads. But I am REALLY happy with how it came out. Matter of fact, I may just make up a set of these since I need to do a Christmas gift for a friend still. In the meantime...sometime in the next couple days I'll be posting the supplies I used, some tutorials of sort, and the finished card so that a beginning stamper can make the same card themselves. So keep your eye out for that.

Also, of note, today is a new release from Clear Dollar Stamps. I do admit there are a few coordinating sets I really want to purchase. (Even though I need MORE stamps like a hole in the head!). Check out THIS set called Farm Critters. I LOVE the piggy. There is a coordinating "saying" set that you can see HERE. And lastly, they have a wheel you can see HERE that also coordinates. Dang it...I wish companies would quit making cute stuff!

Hope everyone has had a great start to the New Year and that 2009 is better than 2008!



Teresa Brooks said...

Hi your cards from Hampton Art Grab Bag. I got both grab bags but haven't done much with them yet. I have 2 of stamps, one for the Above & Below Snowman Swap, and one for Valentines cards. I can't pics because I broke my camera, but I'm going to try to scan them and if they scan good I'll post on my blog. Keep up the good work....I need ideas for my stamps. I especially love the masculine card.

Seleise said...

wow - this card is amazing, Jane! I just love the texture and the color and the sentiment inside is great!

craft mad Jenny said...

this card is great - I have those stamps, and an embossing folder to give the backing effect, so may try and replicate!