Good Monday morning! I had a great weekend, first I hunkered down and got my design juices flowing. Yay! I designed my 2×2 (twinchie???) for an organized convention swap. Yes!!! I made a last minute decision to attend convention this year. Woohoo!!! My biggest worry was a place to sleep, but an awesome fellow demonstrator had an extra space in her 4-person condo (thanks Debbie M!). Then I decided on three designs for my “open” swapping. Two were ones we’ve done in my classes that were VERY popular. First, is the gold embossed fringe-y Pink Pirouette cowgirl boot and the second is my 3 x 6 Island Indigo “hey there” card. The third is from a trio of notecards I designed using Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz and the Work of Art stamp set. I know, I know, that set has already been well used, but I love this design and it’s doesn’t use the brush stroke images. That leave only one more design I’ll need to come up with, I like a variety when making 100+ (maybe closer to 200, if time allows). Sunday evening we went to see an awesome local blues/60’s rock guitarist Doug Rowe play at a local club. I had only seen him play blues before, but this club does 60’s rock and that’s what they played. He was GREAT!!! I’m so glad we went and there were several other “jammers” that played as well that will be performing at our Portland Blues Festival this upcoming Fourth of July weekend (four music packed days). It was great to see them play and having a fun time jamming.
Okay……..now on to today’s post………..I seem to always run short of “get well” cards and even shorter on ones for guys. So I added this masculine diddy as the fifth design for my May Masculine Card Class. It starts with a Sahara Sand base. The wide band is one of the new In Colors Mossy Meadow, it’s a nice dark and moody color that I’m growing very fond of. Next is the narrower Early Espresso band that is embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. Then for more texture I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon, the stitched sides were cut off and a couple of the woven strings were pulled away from each side to give even more visual texture. Then the “tree” from Lovely as a Treet was inked up with Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso and stamped onto a Shimmery White circle and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, the finishing touches were a trio of vintage mini brads just above the band on the left side and the “get well soon” sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped with Early Espresso ink just below the band on the right side which gives a nice balance to the mini brads. Thank you for stopping by today, I enjoy reading your comments. I hope you have a great week!
- STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
- PAPER: Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Shimmery White
- INK: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow
- MISC.: Punch~2-1/2″ Circle; Embossing Folder~Woodgrain; 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon; Vintage Mini Brads
Sparkly Hugs, Carol
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