Monday, August 19, 2013

Cheerfully Out of my Comfort Zone

Happy Monday! Hope your day went well. We are supposed to start heating up again this week. High 80s and low 90s most of the week. Can't really complain too much. The weather has been fairly nice most of the summer. Work went well today so that's a good way to start out the week.
I have 2 cards tonight. I've been thinking about both of them for a couple days so they just kind of fell together this evening. The first one is a cheery Christmas card.

The image is from Bugaboo stamps. He was a freebie at some point. That's when I got him. I cut the image out with Spellbinders circles and backed that with a Picot Lace Edged Circle. The candy striped paper is a scrap from my box. I cut a banner from a Simon Says banner die and stamped the Merry Christmas on it. I used faux stitching around the image in a light green shade and then added pearls around the edge of the picot lace circle. I colored half of the pearls red with Copics and alternated colors. The image is also colored with Copics. I am entering this one in these challenges:
My second card tonight is way out of my comfort zone and very different from my usual style.  But I do kind of like it for a masculine birthday card.

The Friday Mashup challenge was to use your stamping block as a stamp. I hadn't tried that before so I thought what the heck, let's see what happens. So I inked up my block. I can't say it inked really well. I even reinked the stamp pad. I stamped with the block several times to get my background layer down and overlapped the block several times too. Then I stamped the tie and the speech bubble on top of the block layer. Both of these are from the Simon Says June Stamp kit. The sentiment is also from Simon Says and comes with the banner die. The sentiment is made especially to fit the die. I embossed the sentiment in clear embossing powder.What do you think? Do you like this one?
So I am entering these challenges:
 That;s it for today. Tomorrow evening I am headed for my LSS and I am going to take a Copic class. I need all the help I can get with shading! But I hope it's fun. Make it a super Tuesday!



Jenny said...

Eine tolle Karte mit einem süßen Motiv. Danke Für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I enjoy both the cards and yes, I really like your masculine card. Masculine cards are ones I need more of and don't do and I love this style and technique.

Stef H said...

yeah supposed to start heating up again here to. oh well, maybe this will be the LAST of the heat. yeah, wishful thinking - LOL.

fabulous cards! i LOVE the dude one.

hugs :)

OttawaMom said...

I think you've created a great masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Cheryl First said...

Love the idea to use your stamp block! Great job on that!
Your Jesse Bear Candy Cane card is adorable!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Glenda Atkins said...

Love both cards, but I am really impressed with the second card. I love that style and kudos to you for going for it, you did well girl, I love it.

Debbie said...

These are both great!! That Christmas teddy is so cute!!
I really like the male card!! That would not be my style either, but it is really cool!!

Julie E said...

Such a sweet Christmas card. The embellies really dress it up and the sewing looks great. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!

Lili said...

Such a nice masculine card! Great use of the technique. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Heather said...

Your Christmas card is very cute! Bugaboo has some adorable images. Love the picot circle and how you added the pearls. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great masculine card- love the tie image- so cute! I always love the Bugaboo images- darling Christmas card!

Jodene said...

Great cards! Love the tie image and the banner with the sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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