August 21, 2009


Here's my submission for today's limited supply challenge. For today's challenge we were to create a masculine teen or adult card, but we were not allowed to use any flowers, ribbon, or bling.

Believe it or not this is the first time that I've ever used this stamp set and I've had it for a few years now.

My card was pretty easy to make, all I did was stamp the image using Chocolate Chip ink. Then I stamped it again using Bashful Blue ink and I punched out the U using a 3/4" circle punch and placed it over top using a dimensional.

I added some faux stitching to my card base and I created a faux belt along the bottom of my Bashful Blue card stock. To the left side of my Bashful Blue card stock I also did some paper piercing.


After seeing several cards similar to the one I made here I decided to go ahead and give it a try.

I made this card yesterday, but then I tried making it again. You can see my first card here.

This time when I made my card I stamped the sentiment suing Chocolate Chip ink instead of the Black ink and I tried to stamp the background trees a little lighter.

I'm very pleased with this card, it really was quick and easy to make. I created an oval mask and used my stipple brush to make my background. I stamped the larger group of tree image using Old Olive ink. I inked up the stamp and then stamped off and then stamped my card stock.

For the larger single tree I used Old Olive ink, but this time I didn't stamp off first. Then using my Chocolate Chip marker I colored it a bit for the branches. I added some paper piercing (free handed) along the outside of my oval and I added some Old Olive color ribbon.



And finally I have one last card to share with you all today. I originally made this card for the CAS DT search, but I decided not to submit it because I felt that perhaps it wasn't clean and simple enough.

This image is from an older Stampin Up stamp set (from 1999) called 'Great Groupings'.

All I did to create my card was stamp my image and I colored it using SU Watercolor crayons and a blender pen.

I added some paper piercing along the outside edge of my Old Olive card stock and my ribbon is from Offray. My sentiment is from SU's Happy Fall Y'all.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend. I probably won't be able to post tomorrow because we are invited to a graduation party. Pin It

8 comments:

MelissaS said...

Great card! I have that set too and had forgotten about it. Love that it could be given to either a male or female.

Paige said...

Great cards! The top one is perfect for a male, colors and design.
The Christmas card is gorgeous!
The fall card has great coloring!

Michelle said...

wow patty! youve been busy!

these are ALL wonderful cards...

TFS and inspiring me!
michelle

tmcc4 said...

Great job on all your cards but my favorite one is the second one!!! just awesome!! TFS!
Mandy

Joan said...

What great cards! I have such a hard time making cards without adding ribbon - I love the creative embellishments you came up with that make that card look really polished and complete without it!

Ramona said...

That tree scene is beautiful. I have made cards similar to that but I love what you have doen with yours. YOU GO!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I really like the striped paper on the first card and how you coordinated the other colors with it. Great layout too.

Your tree card came out beautifully. I think I first saw this idea on Beate's blog. You did a great job re-creating that.

I like how colorful your third card is. I think it's plenty CAS.

kathi1950 said...

All of these are fabulous! You did a fantastic job on the challenge for a masculine card, I love the faux belt! Your second card is so beautiful, very elegant! And I think the third card is perfect for the CAS-DT!

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