Monday, January 18, 2010

Look at what I made this morning1

A friend opens her house almost every Monday morning for anyone that wants to come to make cards. We each bring our own supplies, and coffee and tea are provided. We always have a wonderful time - we see what everyone else is making, and we get inspiration from other cards, magazines and the other ladies that are there. Sometimes, I don't get any of my scheduled projects done, but that's fine, because I've usually picked up a new card idea, or I've spent the morning looking through my friend's magazine collection (and believe it or not, sometimes I get quilt-y inspirations from card-making magazines!)
This morning was no exception....
On Sat. night I randomly pulled a stamp set off my bookshelf, and challenged myself to make a card with that set - and if I couldn't find any inspiration, the set had to be donated to charity or sold, so that's what inspired this card. I chose the two blues for the left-side panel, and then used the coordinating inks, plus the dark brown that I used for the key, and randomly inked up my "Linen" background stamp; I also used the same 3 inks to stamp the different elements for the top panel on the left. A quick punch created a slot for the top panel to slide into, and a brad holds it in place. A bit of ribbon in the same brown finishes the details on the card - hopefully it's "manly" enough for cousin John's birthday!


  1. It was fun to see everybody and do a little stamping! Your card is great! Don't get rid of this stampset, it's very versatile!
    Have a great day, Anja

  2. I think it is a fabulous masculine card!!! HE will love it!

  3. So pretty! I love the linen bg and the beautiful clock images!

  4. is manly..that was my first AWW..finally a MAN card! I need to get busy and get myself some stamping stuff...

    these MANLY cards are hard to find in stores and so much nicer and personal HAND MADE!!