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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Masculine Birthday and a RAK




Hello peeps! Hope you all are ready for Christmas. I know this is a hectic time of the year and I so appreciate you coming by and commenting! I love to read the comments.

Next Friday, January 2nd, is one of my brothers birthdays and it feels good to already have his card done. I have seen several of these "cattail" cards around made with the SU set Inspired by Nature, and I wanted to give it a try and knew it would work well for a masculine card.

I stamped the grass image from the set on PTI white cardstock with artichoke ink. I used some scrap chocolate chip cardstock and my slit punch to make the cattails heads. I randomly placed the punched out piece onto the ends of the grass with some snail adhesive. The card base is chcolate chip cut 5 by 10 inches and folded in half. I used some always artichoke to layer along with a piece of DS paper from the SU Wintergreen pack, retired. the main panel is up on dimensionals as is the sentiment, which is from the SU set upsy daisy, I just love the sentiments in that set. I added a strip of chocolate chip that I had pierced on both ends and three brads. Simply, quick and masculine. I think he will like the card as he loves camping and fishing.

One more thing to show you today I received this fabulous card in the mail yesterday from Michelle Redman. Isn't it gorgeous!!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!!!

Vicki

6 comments:

Jackie said...

Awesome card Vicki...I haven't tried that yet but I will soon! That card from Michelle is gorgeous!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Very nice! I always struggle with the cards for guys. That one came out perfect!

Jaspere said...

Great masculine card. I don't make many masculine cards but should challenge myself. Love that technique for the cattails.

Sharon said...

Great card! Took some fine motor skill to put on all those cattail heads!

*Sally* said...

lovely cards Vicki! Great masculine feel to the first, you did good!
Be good and have a FAB Christmas if we don't speak again before tomorrow!
From Sally x

carol h said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki, to you and; your family. The card is great. How in the world do you think of things like using that punch for the head of the cattails???? You are so gifted!!! Beautiful card, and the card you received is also just beautiful. Happy Stamping in the coming year.