Sunday, August 12, 2012

Freshly Made Hand Stamped Sentiments

Like yesterday, I got to sit down and create tonight.
So I thought I'd enter another challenge or two.

This card is for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches,
and for the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour challenge this week.

 Those little strips at the bottom of the sketch, just screamed flag to me, so I trimmed the ends of the DSP strips to create little flags.

This card is for a family friend who is turing 80 next month.
I tried to make his card a more masculine card.  And with the Patio Party DSP I tried to focus on the more masculine colours like blue.

Here it is.  I used the Memorable Moments stamp set for the sentiment - LOVE this set.

First I stamped the images with Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White.
Then I carefully cut them all out - I am HOPELESS at lining up stamps - even with a stamp-ama-jig.
So it's easier for me to just cut them out individually.

The "Happy" sentiment I cut out with the Bitty Banners framelit, and then trimmed down the ends to make a shorter flag, and then I mounted it on Midnight Muse cardstock and cut around the white to make a matte. 


I used the middle sized scallop circle punch, to punch out a pattern of the DSP.
I chose the argyle pattern because it's a bit more masculine.
I was trying to counteract those tiny butterflies which are a tad feminine.

The large white panel was embossed with the new chevron textured impressions folder. 
It doesn't photograph too well, but I think I captured it clearly in the photo above.
And here's a better look at the final product.


Diane Vander Galien said...

Love all the layers and texture!!! Layout worked perfect!!! Love the pattern paper flags-perfect accent!! Great job with the in colors!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Patti said...

What a milestone birthday. A bright, cheerful card that was made especially for them is perfect and this one is just that. I'm sure he will love it.

Cindy Hall said...

Great card! Love the layers! Beautiful use of the stamp set and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Brum said...

WOW! What a fabulous card! LOVE all of those layers! Great choice of colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh! My! Goodness! I LOVE everything about this card! Great use of white space and so many fun elements! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

ebeth9267 said...

Delightful, stylish, and fabulously fun! I love your card. The layout and pennants are so sweet. Thanks for adding your totally amazing card to the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is awesome, love your layers and fabulous mix of patterns... great job!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly made Sketches!!!

Erin Gonzales said...

What can I say- LOVE the layers, detail, colors, textures- ALL OF IT! You put a ton of work into this and it shows- THANKS for playing along with us at HSS this week!

Bobbie said...

I adore this much that I may finally order this paper! I love all the textures and anyone who hand cuts gets a bravo from me! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Jen Timko said...

So fantastic!! Love the papers and the layers! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Allisa said...

Love the banners! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

inkypinkies said...

There's oodles of greatness on this card! Love the banners, the cutout stamps, the's just so happy! It's going to be a favorite of your friend's for sure! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Wendy Coffman said...

I love all the dimension you gave to this project. Congrats on being a Freshly Made Princess!