Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge 17 - Masculine

Today is our seventeenth challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog.  Anyone can enter, but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  Our challenge  this week is ......

Masculine


For my card I started with this great Tree 1 image.  Using my Memento markers direct to rubber, I added some brown, yellow, orange, red and green to the stamp.  Huffing on it to re-moisten the ink with my breath, I then stamped it onto Cryogen white paper.  Next I got out this great Origins paper pack from Basic Grey and my XL15 Scalloped A2 Rectangle Card Makers Nesting Dies to make all the panels.  I stamped the sentiment Happy Father's Day using Shades™ Dye Ink Pad French Roast.  I added the Pair of Ferns from Cheery Lynn Designs, distressing the edges a bit with Vintage Photo Distress ink.    A couple of chunky brads and I was done.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to visit Sweet Stamps blog and see what the rest of the team has created for you.   And please join in on the fun!

13 comments:

jonim52 said...

Sandy, this is a gorgeous card. I love the way you distressed the fern, it is so lifelike! Also, like the layout of this card with all the layers.

Karen W said...

Good card for masculine, like the layout and the tree is a good idea.

Linda Grady said...

Great layout and love those papers. I just bought some Memento markers so will be trying this, too.

Dawnll said...

Such a wonderful design- and great details with that paper.
Hope your power is on soon- it has to be miserable
What a fun challenge this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

Bonnie Brown said...

Love that tree!!! Your card is perfect! Love the DP's, chunky brads, and those ferns are a great touch.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful, masculine card, Sandy:O) Love the layers and great design, pretty colours, and I love those leavs.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Well, this is just fabulous. Love the way you colored the tree and distress the leaves - very nice!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wow! Love the colors, and the way you distressed the ferns. Fabulous!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours and the way you stamped the tree. The pretty patterned papers and the embellishments are all awesome!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful card. I love the design layout you used and the colors are awesome.

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Goodneses what a GORGEOUS card!! I love this Sandy! So, manly and beautiful at the same time!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Sandy, fun card! Love what you did with the tree stamp! Love the papers you used as well!

Kendra