Sunday, June 19, 2011

Brien's Father's Day Card 2011

Brien, is by trade, a map maker.  Okay, so it's something that is actually far more complicated than that, but he tells people he makes maps for a living.  So, when I saw "The Open Sea" stamp set, I knew I had to have it, if only for the map image.  

I don't know about anyone else, but I have a dreadful time with masculine cards.  This set lends itself to masculine cards beautifully.  I complimented the set with the "Nautical Expedition" DSP and was ready to roll. :o)  

I'm not a fan of snipping (I believe I may have mentioned that once or twice), but still snipped out the anchor and the needle for the compass.  I adhered the needle using a piece of the "Vintage Trinkets".  

I couldn't have been more pleased with how well the card turned out, and I can tell you B really seemed to like it.  :o)

This card uses:
*Stamp Set: "The Open Sea"
*Papers: "Nautical Expedition" DSP, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
*Inks: Crumb Cake (I still want to call it "Kraft"!), Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
*Accessories: "Vintage Trinkets" brad, dimensionals


Friday, June 17, 2011

Birthday Wishes Color Challenge

 As much as I may long to get into my offudio to stamp and create, life (in the form of a Bit and a Bean) get in the way.  I finally MADE time to get in there (something I must do more often!) and managed to get a few cards made.  The first was a birthday card, the colors inspired by the color challenge over at the Paper Players.

The more I stamp, the more I realize my style definitely runs towards the clean and simple.  I adore looking at and admiring those cards that are more elaborate, but, alas, I can't seem to make them work for me.  :sigh:

So, I once more looked towards my CAS ways and a card was born. ;o)  As a SU! demo, I have the privilege of pre-ordering certain items, and this stamp set, "Pennant Parade" was one of those items.  I had a vision of birthday hats in my head, remembered I had some pom pom trim, and voila!

I'm absolutely tickled with how the card turned out.  :o)

This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Pennant Parade", "So Happy for You"
*Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
*Inks: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
*Accessories: Daffodil Delight pom pom trim