Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is going great! It's just been plain HOT around here! And yesterday the wind blew. Yuck!! Hot wind is not fun and can make one grumpy. But I was lucky enough to be indoors with air conditioning and stitching all day long with some very wonderful ladies! Today is more of the same so I think that I will try to get the laundry done and maybe some stamping? I have a headache right now so I am trying to get that under control.
Today's card was another that we did at Stamp Club this month. I really love how this turned out! I used last week's sketch from Mary Jo's Lunchtime challenge and the LNS challenge to make a masculine card. I also challenged myself to use this lobster from By the Tide. This image did not "speak" to me when I got this set but I wanted to find a way to use it that wasn't so "in-your-face". I think I didn't like it so much because it was so big. But I am very happy with this! To start with I ran a strip of Smoky Slate through the Big Shot using the Chevron TIEF and then sponged the edges with Smoky Slate before adhering it to a card base of Smoky Slate. Then I used a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set (LOVE this set) and stamped the spots in Smoky Slate. This is then adhered to a piece of Calypso Coral that was punched on the side with the scallop edge border punch. I popped up this panel onto the card. Then I took a small strip of Soft Sky and flagged the bottom and adhered it to the card. I stamped the circle image from By the Tide in Smoky Slate onto Very Vanilla and fussy cut around it (I didn't want all the space around it that the punch leaves behind) and added a mini brad. This is popped up onto the card. I stamped the lobster image in Calypso Coral onto Very Vanilla and fussy cut around this (at my workshop a lot of the ladies just stamped this directly onto the Very Vanilla and it looked beautiful, too). This is popped up onto the card. Lots of cutting but I thought it turned out to be a very elegant masculine card! No greeting on this as it could be used for lots of occasions! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- By the Tide, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Ink- Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Chevron TIEF, scallop edge border punch, mini brad, sponge, dimensionals