Sunday, January 22, 2012

Man, Oh Man

Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge last Wednesday was to make a birthday card for a guy.  And of course it has to be one layer with minimum embellishments.  Here's what I did.

I'm doing a happy dance because I used the stamp in the Baroque Motifs set that I had never used before!

I used my Stamp-a-majig for placement and stamped the middle block in Chocolate Chip then lined the end blocks up.  I have to tell  you, I held my breath through the whole process.  It's a good thing it didn't take too long!

Now I'm breathless but happy.

I kept thinking about the Technique Challenge on SCS last Monday to use twine in a different way.  I punched a 1/4" circle from a scrap, added a glue dot and wrapped a bit of hemp twine on the circle and glued the end down. I thought it gave a manly look.  I tied a piece of twine too.  It probably didn't need it, but I kinda like it, so it stays.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Baroque Motifs
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Hemp Twine

I thought I would get a lot of stamping done this weekend and I haven't inked the first stamp.  My house is clean,  the errands are run and there's a pot of beef stew on the stove.  Hopefully, I can get to the craft room after supper.

Wish you could join us for some warming stew.



mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, I can see why you're happy it is magnificent and very manly, I love it :0) Gay xxx

jimlynn said...

WOW! LOVE how you did the little circle twine - great idea! And the motif images are perfectly lined up! So pretty.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea for the twine!
It's like a burlap button or something. Great texture!

Cynthia said...

I love how you used the Baroque Motifs--the colors are perfect for a manly card! And your little twine buttons are so cool!! I'm totally going to try that!

Kim S said...

What a creative use of that stamp!! And the twine center is the perfect touch!

Lisa A. said...

What a handsome card, Bonnie!! Love the colors...and using unused stamps...sooooo cool!! So glad you're still!!

kingstonmama said...

This is an awesome guy card. I love the colors, the stamps, and the inventive way you used the twine. Fabulous! :) Ann

Benzi said...

Good job lining up your images, Bonnie. Very nice, masculine card.

I wish I had some of that stew. :-)

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your post title Bonnie and the card is fantastic too! I love this stamp for male cards and your hemp twine embellishments are fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous OLC, Bonnie!! Love how this turned out. I've had beef stew going in the crockpot all day. As soon as DH, gets home, we'll be ladling up steaming bowls. YUM!!

Aileen said...

Love your male card. The stamp makes a lovely pattern and I really like your twine centers. x

Colleen said...

Awesome job for OLW this week! I just love the way you used the twine for the symbols' centers. Genious!! And your color choices are perfect.

Faith A said...

Love this card, and certainly a thought outside the box with the twine

Susan said...

Bonnie, you did a fabulous job lining these up!! LOVE the colors...and it's a perfect masculine card!!! (I have that image, and it's NEVER seen ink!) Now I might just have to ink it up!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan Raihala said...

Super fantabulous!!!! I think it's funny that I made a card yesterday with almost this exact layout (great minds think alike!)'s such a great design, and you've really kicked it up a notch with the creative!