Happy Tuesday, peeps! I have a decidedly masculine card for you today, but first I must whine a little....I made this card last night in my craft room which is like a cave sometimes, despite all my attempts at lighting! This Magnolia Lane DSP is Early Espresso, which is a nice, dark brown, but when I stamped the wood image from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink, it looked almost black, and I didn't like it, so I stamped it in Soft Suede. In my nighttime-cave-craftroom lighting, they looked pretty good together, so on I continued, adding my sentiment and little leaf and went on my merry way. This morning, when I photographed it in natural light, I was aghast...it looks terrible. The two browns just don't work together very well...and yet, I am not going to toss it, since men don't really look at that kind of stuff anyway. BUT....my whining is that I wish SU would come back with Chocolate Chip or some sort of other brown that is not so greenish (Soft Suede) or not so dark (Early Espresso). Is that so much to ask? Okay, done with my rant and you can judge for yourself:
My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays, which has some great little ones that fit nicely in the Stitched Rectangle dies. I stamped the leaf image in Pear Pizzazz and diecut it with the matching die.
I contined with Pear Pizzazz on the inside, stamping my leaves again, this time second and third-generation so they were very light.
My lovely sketch is from Fab Friday:
And so there it is, in all its "unattractiveness"!! What can I say? And since I have no Cassidy pix this week, I thought I'd share some of the beautiful birthday cards that I received a few weeks ago:
These two are from Kathy and Laurie, my PP teammate:
And these two Magnolia Lane beauties are from Teri and Sandy:
Thanks for popping in today---enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Rooted in Nature, Itty Bitty Birthdays|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Early Espresso, Magnolia Lane DSP|
|Ink||Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Nature's Roots Die|