Thank you . Thank you Thank you Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on both the 3 cupcakes as well as the best bud card. Truly, it is so nice to have a circle of like minded friends who also understand issues like dental phobias and what not ! Its so nice be sourrounded in all the warmth of your comments, ladies. So please do keep shooting me those thoughtful comments 🙂
The card today is an all out and out male card. Infact, it would be more suited to a young male fella or even a kid. I know, eversince Mr Mojo has returned, he has also placed a spell over me for the color aquamarine and sky blue. Both the stamps here are digital stamps. The cutsie football player is from Nikki over at Melon Headz and the other ticket stamp is from … oops I forget ! Dear friends, many a times, if I am unable to remember whom the stamp belongs to, kindly let me know and I will be glad to give her credit for it. The sentiment is placed in a tag, while some martha stewart border punch has lined the printed DP. I really like playing with the banner ideas. Here I have just glued on some buttons to the banner. Relatively simple card with a very clean look. Hope you guys appreciate it too. Here is the image :
I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Hello ladies. ( you mean, why not ladies and guys ?? )
Well, I doubt, alot of men find themselves scanning around card sites ~ its a rare “phenomenon”. I think, the majority of them are only ” emotionally forced ” to procure a card for their partners for anniversaries or birthdays. But imagine, how religiously, the same man, made such huge efforts in sending cards (with proper sentiments and not just the “I Love you” types) and flowers and gifts and what not before marriage and in the later years , its become a thing of the past.
Well, I have nothing to worry about in that area, DH knows exactly which shop to buy which punches/stamps for moi 🙂 Why spend on flowers or chocolates, when a bag of copic markers can keep me happy for months and months on an end. If only they had copics here in Dubai 😦 That is right up there in my wish list.
Okay anyways, one thing leads to another and my reason for this post is left behind.
I have never tried a banner card. This is a first time for me. I dont think, I have done 100% justice to this banner, still, I feel, its not too shabby. The color theme was Blue and red. The main elements was : 3 in a row, number, banner, party/birthday card, with a monkey/animal somewhere.
These are the criteria’s I had, and this is what I came up with. I have used my new fiskars apron punch which I got in my GUILT TRIP, the monkey’s are new rubber stamps too. The alphabet beads are so old but still they add a playful cheery element to any card or project whenever used. They are so so cute. A ribbon, paper lace and 3 buttons are the added other embellies here.
So do you think, a two year old would be delighted to get this card with monkeys, banners and beads to play around with ??
Here it is :
This here is my first attempt at the easel card ! Yeah, can you believe it ?? Well, since my mojo is on a real high, I wanted to experiment alittle beyond my range and frankly, as most crafters, we only realize our boundaries are limitless when we try to push it a little further .. we can stretch it with motivation and thats exactly what I am, right now ~ Motivated !
Making this card was not only fun, but I realized something strange. Being someone who feels more comfortable with symmetry, square cards provide alot of channels for me. I felt more easy with dividing in halfs and finding center focals ! My general style of card layouts are rectangular landscapes. So, yeah, I think you really will be seeing more of these here on !
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I rediscovered the corner punches (and perhaps got carried away a wee bit !!) Ofcourse I havent used any embellishments becoz, I wanted the paper colors, punches and the stamp, which is a digital stamp, to be the focal point. The card is supported by an oval sentiment in the inside of the it. I am pleased with the outcome and I feel, I have done a good job.
One young lad is going to be very happy for his birthday especially if he likes to ski ! 🙂
And now, its your verdict time guys !
This card qualifies for the following challenges :
Ok So I got a jump start on inspiration this Sunday !! I broke my own record of attempting to sit straight thru so many hours of a card making session. Althoug the back is alittle soar and complaining, I really had fun. Well, what can I say ??
Its the last few days before school starts and the boys and I are back locking horns over studies issues and “THIS IS ” supposed to be the great “ME TIME” everybody is always talking about these days ! Isnt it ? Well, DH is not too pleased about it though. I sneaked out inbetween a movie time downstairs in the TV Room 😦
Besides which there were heaps of sketches to choose from over at stamping when I can at :
God, her site is so addictive, that I just got carried away !!! Such fabulous sketches and all my creative juices were having a race !
So this is a pic of what I came up with … ofcourse, getting them all posted as individual posts as well as linking them to their individual challenges would be another number of hours for me ~ not a very blog savvy person here !! Anyways, here’s a picture of all my 9 cards : Some of them are entering two challenges each card, and just one of them is entering 3 challenges, which is also a first for me. And then the rest of them are just one challenge each.
Oh and for close ups, please have a look at the individual posts after this posting.
For what ever reason, I did not feel like playing with splashes of colors and kept the cardstock as well as the look of this card blue. Not only can it be used for guys and gals, but none of the elements used symbolize any gender. I have used a cake and a party hat to suggest that it could be used for a birthday.The dolly was a last minute change that I came up with ! For anyone remotely interested in tutorials on altered art and card making techniques, this address is soooo important. There are an amazing bunch of women with so much talent card making and papercrafts. Do visit their tutorials and workshops. It is amazing indeed.
Somehow I have always had this thing for mushrooms and strawberries. I think it is the organic design that is so attractive. Here I have kept the digi stamp of the mushroom very soft colors. In general this card could suit young and old and male or female. Even the font used is very unisex.