Thursday, May 28, 2009

So many times I have heard stampers say that it is hard for them to design a card for a man. Since I have been surrounded by guys most of my life, including my four sons, it has always been easy for me. This comes in handy when my husband, a very active ham radio operator, asks for a card to send to one of his buddies.
This quick and easy card was designed using a dark brown card base, leaf patterned paper, a strip of terra cotta CS which was Cuttlebugged using the branches folder, and a sheer shimmering ribbon edged in gold. Using Elemental Doodles' Autumn Splendor stamps, I stamped the saying on a beige scrap in Marvy Matchables' Dark Brown. Around the edges of the scrap, I stamped the solid leaf stamp, alternating the colors. The ink used was Brilliance Rocket Red Gold and Crimson Copper. After mounting it on a slightly larger piece of metallic gold CS, the finished image was mounted to the card.
Quick ... easy ... masculine.
Did you check out yesterday's blog and look at the Elemental Doodles' sneak peek of new stamps? I can hardly wait to get my hands on the face, ink bottle and quill. I think they will work so well with the postage stamp from the Firecracker USA set.


  1. This is lovely! Fall is my most favorite season...This sentiment is perfect and I love the oranges you mixed with the leaves.

  2. Jane, you did a BEAUTIFUL job on this card. And I have to say that while it is beautiful here on your is even more beautiful in person. :-)

  3. oh wow this is quite amazing, love how you combined the stamp and the designer paper!