Thursday, January 3, 2008

another challenge?

This is this week's card sketch challenge 157 over at Splitcoasterstampers. I highly recommend trying them, it really helps you make a great looking card and gives you a starting point.

I want to thank my blogging sister Etha for idea of inking up embossed cuttlebug image, so this was added into my plans. I just swiped gold encore ink over embossed circles. I also was told by my husband that I needed more masculine cards in my stash. Apparently, my male cards were more appropriate for my kid's friends. So, I went with my masculine standby-Lovely as a tree.

I used rock and roll technique for the tree. Then I decided to copy the circles and use eyelets with my CAD. I did one on side and one under tree.

Card recipe:

paper: more mustard, old olive, very vanilla, close to cocoa, retired DSP scraps

ink: close to cocoa, old olive, versa mark , gold encore

stamps: lovely as a tree, sincere salutations, it's your birthday

access: hemp, gold embossing, jumbo and regular eyelets


Marge Robertson said...

Great cards, Kathy! And your husband is right, at least I never seem to have enough masculine cards stashed away.


My Paper World said...

They are beautiful! The colours are gorgeous!

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Thanks for sharing this, I really love that set. Fabbie colour combo.

Kay (SBS8)

Han said...

I love that tree stamp and the colours you have used work so well together

Sallyh said...

What lovely cards, I think we must be all the same - not enough male cards in our stash

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Kathy, glad its not just me that find masculine cards hard to do.

Gwen Snater said...

lovely cards...I think I need that stamp, you did such a beautiful job on both!

Su Davis said...

Oh Kathy - simply beautiful! And I have just received this SU set, so can't wait to have a go now myself!