Thursday, June 18, 2009

Boats and Trucks

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Edited to add: Well, this is NOT a car, so I changed my title to Boats and Trucks! LOL!

Well, I am off baby things and on to more masculine things! Once again, my masculine birthday card file is seriously depleted, so I thought I should replenish it. The Diva Coffee Break challenge was a color one, and although I think it is supposed to be SU only, I cheated and used an Artistic Outpost set called Home. First, here are the colors:

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Love them! Now on to the creation:

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I have to tell you, the Bashful Blue threw me off....it just didn't fit in THIS card---in the sample, it looks great, but....I grunged it up with some Sahara Sand ink and you can barely tell it's there! I had no Artichoke taffeta ribbon, so I dyed some Kraft ribbon by running it over my Always Artichoke stamp pad, then drying it with my heat tool. Tada---Artichoke ribbon! This is also for the Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday challenge, which is to use ovals on our card. I used oval and scalloped oval punches here.

Now on to the boat! I made this a couple days ago for the SCS color challenge, which was Baja Breeze and Ruby Red. I had this image stamped a long time ago when visiting my stampin' buddy Shawn, so I pulled it out and watercolored it quickly:

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I love how easy it is to watercolor on Shimmery White cardstock! I am sad that this set is retiring! Thanks for visiting today!

  • Car card stamps: Expressive Flexible Phrases, (retired SU), Home, Artistic Outpost
  • Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, VV, Patterns DP
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Night of Navy
  • Acc: Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Piercing Tool, Button, Twill, Always Artichoke Marker, Sahara Sand marker, Kraft Taffeta

  • Boat card stamps: Boatloads of Love
  • Paper: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Shimmery White
  • Ink: Stazon, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red
  • Acc: Grosgrain, Star Punch, brads dimensionals, aquapainter

29 comments:

  1. I think your bashful blue looks great with this card! So glad you played- love that stamp too. Nice job!

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  2. I really love the Diva challenge card ... Thanks for joining us!

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  3. Two wonderful cards today!

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  4. Ohhhhhh, I love love LOVE that DCB card...the colors and the way you sponged the bashful blue looks great. Also love the way you did the ribbon behind the sentiment. AWESOME masculine card!

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  5. I like it!!! All your cards are wonderful! Nika

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  6. Both of your cards are very pretty. I really like the truck one, the colors are so pretty and the way you did a masculine card was great. I was really struggling making fathers day cards this year, but you always do such a great job.

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  7. Wonderful cards! I especially love the vintage pick-up... you combined the colors beautifully. I will definitely have to try coloring some ribbon that way - thanks for the idea! :)

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  8. Your masculine card is fantastic! Love those colors...and the grunge is great!

    I love boatloads too...I probably should use it! It's an adorable card!

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  9. Great masculine card - love the vintage feel! Your float my boat card is wonderful, super colours and design! tfs

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  10. Love these cards, LeAnne, but that one for the WW challenge is incredible! Love the colors, the layout and that great car!!

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  11. Great job on both cards. The DCBD card turned out great. You made the bashful blue work. I like how you dyed your ribbon also. Play along more often.

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  12. These are both great cards! I have been wavering about ordering the boat before it's gone - you are making the scales tip for sure. Very cute! ~chris

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  13. I like the truck card, very vintage masculine. You are right, I could not tell you had used Bashful Blue untill I looked for it. Super work on the cards.

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  14. These are great, really like these, love the sentiment 'float your boat' suits it really well, fab idea!
    Nicki
    x

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  15. Great cards today LeAnne! I love the truck image - so great for a guy. The boat image is colored beautifully too! Nice work:)
    Carol

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  16. LOVE the cards!! You rocked these challenges, Kiddo!

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  17. Nice job on both color challenges!!! Thanks for playing with the divas!!

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  18. Hi Leanne!

    Enjoy your blog and beautiful designs. You amaze me at how pretty and quickly you come up with new ideas! I've posted an award for you on your blog because you are so deserving.

    Thank you for all the inspiration.

    Juls~

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  19. I love the layout on your boat card, it's just gorgeous.
    Truck, car, whatever...minor details in the world of stamps.

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  20. I love both of these!!!! Great cards.

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  21. My goodness, you've been busy this week!! I love your truck - and love that you "grunged" it up (is that a real word?!! LOL!!!) You're right, that blue would've bothered me, too. I love what you've done. Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous creations!!
    Kim

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  22. These are fantastic, LeAnne! Love them both!!! Hugs, Lisa

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  23. Such rich colors on the first card LeAnne!! Love the truck image and such sweet details added! The oval punches ROCK! And your boat card is darling too... LOVE THOSE COLORS! Super job!! TFS and have a great day! SMILES... :)

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  24. Both cards are just AWESOME, LeAnne! You hit the nail on the head with the masculine card...it's perfect! I'm sorry too that Boatloads of Love is retiring..it's such a cute set! But anywho, I love the card you made with it! Fits the color challenge right on! :)

    Have a great day!
    Wendy

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  25. WOWZER!! These colors are beautiful together!! Both of these creations are gorgeous LeAnne!! TFS! :)

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  26. These are wonderful, LeAnne! I love 'em both!

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  27. Your Diva challenge card is gorgeous! I really like how the sponging looks. Great job with the challenge! TFS :) Mona

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  28. LeAnne, WONDERFUL cards!!
    I love the way you used the ovals on the car card!! You made the colors look great!!!

    The coloring on that boat is fabulous!!

    Two great cards!

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