Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blueprints for Masculine Cards

One of the things I like to do is create a welcome card when I hire new staff. As you can see from the date above, I did this card back in March, but am just getting around to sharing it now. This card was for a guy - and so Tim Holtz's blueprint stamps worked well. I used a Waltzingmouse Stamps date stamp for under the clear embellishment.

I thought the corresponding "Admit One" ticket stamp would work well inside, so here's a peek at the inside, too.

Here is a variation on the theme:

I seem to gravitate to these blueprint stamps for male cards. Here is a birthday card where I paired the images with a new sentiment stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps:

Thanks for peeking in today!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bird Crazy Brain Teaser

Can you see what's wrong with this card? I created a lovely watercolour background using Distress Inks and cut the clouds and tree branch from Memory Box dies. The Bird Crazy stamp was coloured with Copic markers and I fussy cut him out. I used a Dymo label maker and outlined the sentiment with a black Sharpie.

Still can't see the obvious error? I think the background is upside down! I think the blue should have been at the top (where the clouds are). Oh well, it was a funny little card for someone who is going through a lot of health challenges right now and so it hopefully made him smile and encouraged him, despite the faux pas!