Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday Sketch Card

This was a wonderful sketch to work with. So many wonderful things you can do with it. I needed a card for my hubby who's birthday was today. I had to delve into the world of "masculine" cards and so I went to my "go to" masculine stamp, this wonderful Aspen leaf. As I've mentioned before, I'm working my way through a huge Costco DP pack I bought a few years back and this is the paper I decided to go with. Love the mustard and eggplant together - lovely rich, Fall colours. I added brads to give it a more "masculine" feel and then tried with all my might not put ribbon on the card LOL! However, it just didn't balance properly without it. I tried oval punches and circle punches for a sentiment in the lower right hand corner but nothing seemed to look right. Thus, I succumbed to having to use ribbon. Guess I could have gone with a knot or two knots side by side to fill the space....but time was tight so I went with what I had. Good news is my husband liked the card, and that's what counts :D

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What Is In It?
Stamps: Rubber Stampede
Paper: Costco DP, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Paper piercer, ribbon, dimensionals.


Stacy Morgan said...

This is a great masculine card and the leaf is awesome!

Maureen said...

love the layers and the leaf image is lovely...very fall :)