Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My First Very Masculine Card

I am very pleased with how this turned out. This is the very first card that I've ever made that is truly masculine, as I wanted it to be. I like the browns, beige and caramel together. I tried a new technique (to me) on the lighter brown cs. You use a scrunched up piece of saran wrap and dab it into your chocolate coloured ink pad, then, keep smooshing it onto the cs. It almost makes a 'leather-like' appearance. I really liked how this technique turned out. I also got to use some of the new paper and the tree stamp that I got last night and some of my new Hodge Podge Hardware. I made the little tabs... don't look too closely, I cut them out myself with scissors! lol Can't wait to send this one out. I think it's one that I'm truly proud of and he's genuinely going to like my card. I don't mean for that to be conceeded sounding, but have you ever made a card and thought, well, I guess that'll do or it's good enough to send to this person, but not to this person. Some cards I've made I've even thrown out... I'm that unhappy with how they turned out. Anyway, perhaps I'll sign off now before you all think I'm a total nutjob, or can only agree with me in silence. lol :)

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7 comments:

Tracy.H said...

This is beautiful! I love that stamp!! I really like your layout for this card...might have to case this one. :0)

Allison said...

This is awesome! I want that stamp!

Ila said...

This is a wonderful card!!I'd be very proud to give this one to any fella.

inkyfingers said...

I know just how you feel! I always want the card I send to someone to be perfect for them!

Diana Graff said...

Oh this is just beautiful! great job Julie!

Steph said...

I really like what you did with this card Julie. And I didn't look really closely at the tabs but they looked good to me!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful card!