Saturday, January 30, 2010

Masculine Stars

Whew it has been a cold week here! I hate it when it is just darn right bitter outside. So I will stay inside, play with the kiddos, and maybe even get some crafting done! I am looking forward to participating in my first Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) on SplitCoast tonight! I even have a friend coming over to play with fun! I will admit though I am very nervous I am going to have a bunch of unfinished cards as you are suppose to finish them in 45 minutes...yeek! I usually take longer than that so we will see how I do. Check it out if you can!

Now onto the subject at hand! It is Sweet Stop time! That is right it is time for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #41. I was in desperate need for a masculine card...actually over a week late for my brother-in-law's I pulled out the Seeing Stars set from Verve Stamps. Note to self: Find and buy more masculine stamps....seriously I feel like I have absolutely none! So stars it is for now. I stamped and embossed the star on Basic Grey Ambrosia - Tangy pattern paper and cut it out. I adhered it to Whisper White cardstock and framed it with Bordering Blue cardstock that was distressed a little and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. The base Ruby Red layer was stamped with the Sanded background stamp from Stampin' Up! The sentiment, from the Verve Stamps Starlight Starbright stamp set, was also embossed and layered on another piece of distress and sponged Bordering Blue cardstock. I added the pointer things (what are those called?) at the bottom of the star held in place by some star brads from Oriental Trading. Those same stars were added to the top corner of the card. Lastly was some black cord wrapped around twice and knotted on the side. I think I achieved a masculine card...always so hard!

So now go check out the other sugar babies beautiful creations: Ann, Audrey, Candace, Jodi, Julie, Nicole, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Better yet, make a card with the sketch yourself and link to it on the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog! Have a great weekend and if my cards turn out somewhat decent from the VSN, I may post them! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Seeing Stars, Starlight Starbright (Verve Stamps); Paper - Bordering Blue, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White cardstock (SU!), Ambrosia - Tangy pattern paper (Basic Grey); Ink - Versamark, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip (SU!); Accessories - Pewter Hardware (SU!), Pewter Star Brads (Oriental Trading), black cord, black embossing powder, heat gun, dimensionals


Unknown said...

Wonderful card! Great for a masculine card!! :)

Country Mouse said...

Love the colors and paperpiecing!!! Great card!!!

jan farnworth said...

Here some ideas for you masculine cards stars are great. I also use dustin pike images which tend to be dragons which are bit kiddish but can work. I also like some of the boy fairies from paper make up. The vw bug car from the new gina k set heartily yours is really good for masculine card. Just some random thoughts for you.

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Mary J said...

I love how you've put this card together - fabulous!

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