Monday, May 12, 2008

Technostamper's Challenge #17

It's week 17 of Technostamper's Monday Sketch Challenge! How enjoyable this has been to work with Mary Jo's sketches to come up with a card. Here's the sketch:

This week I used the Noble Deer set which, even though I really like it, has been sitting on my shelf neglected for awhile. It makes great cards for guys, and with Father's Day coming in June, it's a great time to pull it out. It will be a happier stamp now that it's had some ink! : )

I sponged the edges on all layers and distressed them to give the card a rustic vintage feel. The Sanded background was used on the Old Olive strip and the Canvas background was stamped in Bordering Blue for a subtle background on the Brocade Blue background. Some very subtle color was added to the main image using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Stamps: Noble Deer, Sanded background, Canvas background
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Old Olive, River Rock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen, 1/16th hole punch, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Notched corner punch (retired), sponge, Vintage brads, Chocolate Chip 1/4" twill ribbon, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

Be sure to visit to see the listing of TSSC team members who participated today! Try out the sketch yourself and see what you come up with too!

Hope you enjoy! Happy Monday!


MJ said...

Wow, that is wonderful. I love how you put the trees in the background and the colors are perfect. Great job on this masculine card. Thanks for playing.

Kerry said...

Super job, Margaret! Love the trees on the back strip. And the shading in of the main image is done just perfectly. Great Masculine card!

rozie640 said...

Oh Margaret, I love your card and I have that set. I need some of those babies!

Hetty said...

What a great card!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Margaret, the colors you picked are perfect and love this set for a masculine card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great manly card - love the colors

Claudia said...

OH WOW! This card is stunning!!! I just love, love, love it! I may have to case that one for my anniversary this Sunday... Hubby would love this card!

barb said...

Hi Margaret!

This card makes me wish I had purchased Noble Deer years ago, and I never did! I love this card and it is perfect with Father's Day coming in June. :) Just awesome.

barb hendrickson

LeAnne said...

Wonderful guy card! I love anything with distressing, sanding, shading, etc, so this is right up my alley!

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