Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Studio Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the a·muse|studio blog hop with my  a·muse "cousins".   We are all lucky to have Krystie as our upline.  Today, I'm first on the blog hop but make sure that you follow all the links to see lots of a·muse|studio goodness.

Dh needed a card for his grandfather and I wanted something elegant, simple, and appropriate for an older gentleman.  It's really hard for me to not pull out some bling or glitter  so this was definitely a challenge for me.  I love how this one turned out and think I might have to challenge myself to work on some more masculine, bling free cards in the future.

Here are the details on the car.  All supplies used are from the a·muse|studio spotlight and can be purchased through my a·muse|studio store.  I started out with a lichen card base and stamped the little coral stamp from Sea Shells on the card base in versamark across the middle.  It's really hard to see but so subtle and nice in real life.  The sea shells and star fish from the Sea Shells  set are also stamped in versamark on kraft, embossed in white embossing powder and then cut out.  I stamped "Papa" from the Classic Alphabet  set in Bermuda ink on Sugar cardstock.  I tore a piece of sage cardstock and attached it to this piece and then tied on some toffee twine to this piece and attached it to the card front.  The cut out pieces are attached to the front with 3d foam adhesive.  There you have it!  An elegant, simple summer card that can easily be adapted for the recipient since you're using alphabet stamps for the focal piece.  

supplies used:
stamps:  sea shells, classic alphabet
paper:  lichen, sage, kraft, sugar
ink:  bermuda, versamark
accessories:  white embossing powder, toffee twine 

Thanks for stopping, now you are off to Karen Crisp's blog 
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  1. Wonderful masculine card. Love the colors you used and the embossed seashells/starfish.

  2. A very classy card. It is harder to make a more masculine card, thanks for the inspiration!

  3. love the seashells & star on kraft. great idea!

  4. great card! I love the seashells set.

  5. Love the colors you used. Great card!

  6. This is such a pretty design! The kraft paper shells are beautiful!


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