Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Labor Day! I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend. I enjoyed sleeping in this morning. Soon I'm off to the gym, then later maybe some shopping. I'll be sure to leave some time aside for stamping, too. I have a big stamping to-do list to work on!
One of the things on my to-do list is birthday cards. I have so many birthdays on my calendar for the month of September. About half of them are males, so I'll need quite a few masculine cards. This one manages to be colorful and manly at the same time, I think. The collage, which almost looks like DSP, was created with the By the Seashore Stamp Set. This was one of my must-have sets from the current catalog. You can do so many things with it and it is perfect for masculine cards.
The color scheme came from this week's ColorQ Challenge. I didn't have Bermuda Bay, so I substituted Tempting Turquoise which is pretty close.These colors are great for a beach inspired card and worked perfectly for my project.
The layout is compliments of Freshly Made Sketches. They always has such great, simple sketches that allow a lot of room for interpretation. I love playing along with their challenges.
The images were stamped randomly atop of one another. Two background stamps, Woodgrain and Netting, keep things interesting without being too fussy. Everything was sponged on the edges with a little Crumb Cake Ink.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: By the Seashore, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Netting and Woodgrain Background Stamps
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Ink Pads: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Accessories: 5/16" Brads (retired)
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Have a great day!