Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Balsa Wood Card

Hi everyone. Todays card is for the Hero Arts monthly challenge here which is to make a masculine card as well as follow a sketch.

For my card I decided to make it out of balsa wood, what could be more manly than a wood card, right? This wood comes in different thicknesses and can be found at arts & craft stores.

I ran the wood through my Cuttlebug using Nestabilities Labels Eight die and stamped the plaid background with Distress Ink. I inked up the fern stamp with various colours of Distress Inks and stamped over the plaid.  I really like how the wood grain doesn't allow for a perfect stamped image, I think it gives the card a more rustic feel.

The brown paper on the bottom of the card is actually sandpaper that has different speckles of browns and blacks in it. It's hard to see the great texture it adds to the card. I added a sentiment and button and did some more distressing around the edges of the card.

Wishing you an inky day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Hero Arts has a great monthly challenge going on here. I chose to make a masculine card for the challenge, although this card is really gender neutral. Good for a male or female recipient.

This card is a mix of digital images and traditional stamping. I used the sentiment from the digi kit Birthday Wishes here to make my background paper. I also enlarged one of the candles from the kit, paper pieced it and covered it with glossy accents and added yellow Stickles for the flame. The card base was stamped with the Envelope Pattern here. It is such a fantastic stamp to use for some added texture and visual interest.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vinnie Pearce

Here's another card using Vinnie Pearce's Organic Baby digi kit available at Two Peas here.

There's a lot of muted colours to the elements in this kit so I kept my card nice and soft and used one of the gorgeous Art Papers for this Mother's Day card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tiffany Doodles April Challenge

It's the 7th of the month which means a new challenge starts over here at Tiffany Doodles. This month there's a colour challenge with such a pretty group of colours!

Here's my card to inspire you to play along and win some fabulous digi images.

Since spring is just around the corner and the trees will be blossoming soon I just had to make a flower tree with these soft and calming colours. I used the Line Trees image here to make my card and combined it with some traditional stamping.

Stop by the Tiffany Doodles blog here to see all the design teams cards and be enticed to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!