Sunday, April 25, 2010

4/25 Going for Something "Manly!"


I am discovering that I LOVE the challenges at Stampin' Connection . . . a demo only website providing inspiration, training and friendship. Today's challenge was to "case" a card in Lisa Young's gallery. I picked this card pictured here at the left. You can also see it on her blog called Add Ink and Stamp. I loved the flowers, but I've been trying to make some manly cards . . . after all, I challenged my team to come up with some "manly" cards for our next swap, so I figured I'd better lead the way!

My card kept the same design, and I even used the Swirls & Scribbles Sizzlit die. However, I changed the colors, the stamp set and instead of three paper roses, I went with three jumbo brads. I also distressed my card a little more intensely by going with the direct to paper technique. (You hold your card edges up to your ink pad and add ink vs using a sponge to add the ink.)

The inside of my card uses a sentiment from On Your Birthday and the theme from the front is carried through to the inside.

Stampin' Up supplies you would need to recreate this card:

Stamps: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Big Shot Machine, Scribbles & Swirls Sizzlit, Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brads in the upper right of the dsp panel, Craft Scissors to cut the legs off the Jumbo Brads
Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Vintage Brads
Adhesives: Pop Up Glue Dots to adhere the Jumbo Brads, Mini Glue Dots to adhere the die-cut, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive to glue on the tiny pieces of the die-cut

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2 comments:

LeAnne said...

WOW! This is just awesome!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Kay! Did you spritz these backgrounds??? This is just amazing! Love the spritzing ... the rustic inked edges ... the FAB pine cone stamp and the colour combo!
I wish we could get hold of those DVDs here in OZ! They must be really helpful for recruiting! Hugs, Andrea xxx