Saturday, January 23, 2010

Macho...not really just slighy more mascline cards

I seriously depleted my stash of male birthday cards over the last little while and needed to rectify that… I pulled out some of my fav stamps (Waltzingmouse, PTI) to create a few. AND I really stuck to my " MAKE 2 OF A KIND" resolution. I'm trying to make 2 of each card. One to put in my husbands sell box at work, and one for me to keep at home in my stash. So I'm doubly proud of myself !

First card is made with SU papers (certainly celery and Bermuda Bay) cause I love the combo of green and turquoise. Kraft and brown are PTI. I used Waltzingmouse Off Beat backgrounds for my 2 back panels. Edged them in PTI tea dye duo. Then I punched a couple of starts (large star is stamped in PTI Star Prints) and adhered….and added one green dew drop. Happy birthday is an SU sentiment. I saw the layout and colours for this card on Splitcoast and really liked !

2nd card uses the most beautiful herringbone stamp from Little box Labels (also Waltzingmouse) and some SU papers as well. I LOVE this stamp, and the matching HUGE background strip….it reminds me of my grandpa's suits or hats..very elegantly old time masculine !! Claire designed the cutest insets in this stamp, perfect for adding buttons and bobs……So I added a corduroy button from SU and an eyelet (didn’t I tear my craft room apart looking for a large eyelet……..then remembered the bazillion little eyelet packages that came with my crop-a-dile and where still in the case !!) Cardstock (sage shadow), pattern paper (nouveau chic) and satin ribbon is SU.

Thanks for stopping by !

1 comment:

  1. These are great cards! I love the herringbone too! I've also been trying to make at least two cards with whatever supplies I get out.