Sunday, August 31, 2014

A couple more masculine cards - August a|s Consultant Challenge

Woohoo!  Got a couple more cards completed for the challenge.

 For my first card I cut 1 1/4 inch squares of Winter Sky and Sage cardstock and created the background on Onyx base.  I used the "Hello" sentiment from the Say it With Style stamp set and stamped it with Winter Sky, Sage and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  You can't tell from the photo, but the sentiment panel is adhered with foam adhesive to give the card a little dimension.  Finished the card by adding some pearls.

For my second card, I used the Star Trio Die Set.

The stars were cut on French Roast, Sage and Vanilla cardstock.  I added some pearls and organdy ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Friends Fur-Ever stamp set which I cut using one of the dies from the Word Window Die Set.

Would love to make a few more cards to add to my masculine card stash....we'll see if I can find some free time tomorrow.

Bye for now.


I'm Back!!!.....I think.

I can't believe it's been this long since I posted anything to my blog.  I had hand surgery in July.  I spent most of June preparing for the surgery...meaning, getting the house ready as I knew I wouldn't have the use of my right hand for a while.  Now, with August at an end I am almost fully recovered.  I still have a hard time picking and lifting things up with my right hand.  But, the hand is doing much better.  I can't believe how frustrating this has don't realize just how much you use your right hand until you can't!!! LOL!!!

To celebrate the return to the land of crafting, I thought I would make a card for the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge for the month of August.  The theme for this month's challenge is "Hey Mister".  For me, coming up with a masculine card is's so natural for me to create flowery or cutsie cards.  

Here's the card I made:

It's an elongated card (8" x 4").  All of the images are from the Sea Shell stamp set.

I created the background using the coral image in Fern.  Then, I used Memento Tuxedo to stamp the other images.  Using Square Nesties Dies, I cut the images and the French Roast layers. I used Tombow Markers (850 Shell, 942 Latte, 912 Nutmeg) to color the images.  After putting the layers together, I finished off the card by adding some French Roast Pearls.

That's it for now.  Maybe I'll find some time to make some more masculine cards this evening.  

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe Labor Day weekend....where did the summer go??????

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