Sunday, December 26, 2010

Back to Stampin'

It's been a while since I've been able to do any challenges.  Actually it's only been a couple of weeks, but it seems like a long time!

I checked out some of my favorite challenges and made this card this afternoon.  It will go to my brother-in-law for his birthday.

The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 set, Afterthoughts.  I cut off the little afterthoughts and went for the BIG MESSAGE.

The Burgundy base card is 4 1/2" square.  The Mustard piece is 4 1/4" square and stamped with the Sanded background stamp with More Mustard.

The burgundy square is 3 1/4" square and the vanilla embossed piece is 3 1/8" square.

The sentiment was stamped with Burgundy and punched with the Curly Label punch and mounted on a Burgundy punch with the Movers & Shapers Die on the Big Shot.

I debated about putting the brads in the corners because of mailing concerns.  However, I can put the card in a bigger envelope and line it so that the card doesn't shift. I think it will make it through the mail ok.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sanded, Afterthoughts
Ink:  More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Movers & Shapers, Curly Label Punch, Gold Brads

I used the colors from the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #8 to use Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard & Very Vanilla and dry embossing. The vanilla panel is embossed with my favorite Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

I used the sketch from Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch #183. This is my first time participating in this challenge.



Robin Merriman said...

Bonnie, this is a wonderful take on the sketch and a great masculine card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jonia said...

Bonnie, what a wonderful card for a man! I just love it. So simple, yet very very nice.

Patti Chesky said...

What a fabulous guy card!

Jen Timko said...

This is such a great use of the colors and the embossing! So glad you played along with the SUO Challenge!

Heidi Baks said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Benzi said...

What some wonderful colors for your masculine card. Great sketch and a super card!

Kerin said...

A couple of weeks seems like forever when you're missing stamping huh??? Great job with your card, glad you're back to stamping!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simple, clean and wonderful!!! Great card!

Selene Kempton said...

This is wonderful! Clean simple and gorgeous!