Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Masculine Cards

With Fathers Day coming right up, I had the challenge of making a masculine card. For me, with all of my cutesy Penny Black stamps, this was a difficult task. The question I asked myself was "What makes a card masculine?". My answer was to strip down most of the embellishments and just focus on a nice image. I had this ship in my stamp box and had never used it.
I started out using paper from the "Old World" mat stack by DCWV. I dry embossed a strip of black paper with my cuttlebug and used minimal stitching to frame the image. The image itself was stamped using a versafine ink pad and then heat embossed with a mixture of clear and holographic powders for shine and a hint of sparkle. I finished off the card with silver pearls.
The inside consists of a stamp that matches the ship. It simply states "We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails."
I formated the inside to match the front.
This card is also for my Saturday Market so I tried to keep it simple and affordable. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friendship Blog Award From Wendy!

I received this beautiful Friendship Blog Award from my friend Wendy. This is what the award is about:
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to five bloggers who must choose at least five more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I would like to share this award with the following:
For all of you who received this, just copy the award logo and use it in your own blog. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs that you feel show great attitude and gratitude. Link to your nominees within your blog post and comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.
Thanks sooooooo much Wendy for your cherished friendship

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday Market

Sorry for the long absence! I have been working diligently on my Saturday Market inventory. I wanted to share some cards I made with a wonderful Fred She Said digital stamp. The dahlia collection offers both the pointy dahlias and the rounded dahlias. These were so much fun to work with. I used Copic markers on some, Prismas and OMS on others and even printed them out on DP for a quick easy 3-D flower.
The farmers market presented a new dilemma for me. I am so used to adding tons of detail extras on my cards to sell on Ebay. I had to tone my cards way down to make an affordable market type card. While still sturdy, my cards use fewer layers and only one area of stitching.
Let me know what you think!

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