I tried to combine a few challenges today and the first was from Our Creative Corner. The challenge was to make a masculine birthday card. I also used the latest sketch challenge from Stampin’ Royalty, their challenge #20. Finally, I used the colors from Makeesha over at Inkspirations. Take a look at the colors and the sketch!
The colors pretty much “required” me to use the Nouveau Chic DSP. Now that Sage is retiring, I am using up my stock.
Without further discussion, here is my card (yes, the image panel does look crooked…I fixed it but didn’t have time to take a new picture):
I started with Oh, So Lovely (Ret) and tried to make it more masculine. The paper certainly did the job but I’m not so sure the image is “manly”. Oh well, challenges are jumping off points and I gave it the college try! I have really enjoyed this DSP…just think, when I first ordered it I thought it would be “out of the box” for me! I continue to find that the DSP’s from Stampin’ Up always exceed any expectation that I have!! I did a little sponging but otherwise the card is pretty straightforward. I don’t have a particular need for this card but it is always so nice to have some in the “stash” ready to go! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Stamps: Oh, So Lovely (ret), Short & Sweet; Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP, Sage Shadow, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla; Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Going Gray; Accessories: Gray Corduroy button, thread (dyed Sage with the Marker), Blender Pen, Sponges
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