Monday, March 23, 2015

For the men in our lives ...

Good Monday Morning friends!
While finding a little mental solace this weekend I created a card
that would be perfect for the men in our lives.
Guy cards are probably one of the most difficult cards to make but I have found
using Stampscape Stamps and inks is one of the easiest
and most rewarding ways to create a card for the guys!

I was sharing this card creation with my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) this morning
and she recommended I share it with the challenge going on over at Stamping Sensations 

To create the scene, I first die cut an oval out of a piece of heavy card stock to use
as my template then sponged TH blue distress ink on the top and green on the bottom.
Then leaving my template in place I stamped the Stampscapes 'Cabin with Fence' stamp using
Versafine Onyx ink and used the Stampscapes 'Sedge Filler' for the front
ground cover.
Next I colored the fence & cabin using my Spectrum Noir pencils.
Removed the template and stamped the front left corner using the Stampscapes
'Pine Row' stamp, front right corner with 'Endless Creations' birthday sentiment and
felt it needed birds in the sky so I stamped the geese ... another Stampscapes stamp.

For the inside I simply stamped my birthday greeting.
Then I thought it looked too plain ... so grabbed another Stampscapes stamp ...
this time I used the stamp simply named 'Fence'.  I thought it tied in well
with my card front scene and added a little character to the inside too.

Here are a few other challenges I found to share in:
(Stampscape scenery stamps, my GO TO for the guys)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge - Anything Goes with Nature

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration in my card today.
Please stop back tomorrow when I'll have a card to share with you using
more fabulous die cuts from Dies R Us.  
Till then ...


Jacee said...

Such a fabulous card for a male Darlene, a gorgeous scene, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joan said...

What a beautiful card, love your scene and the way you gave stamped the geese and trees outside the main image, perfect card got a man

Thanks for joining us at Stamping a Sensations this month

Joan said...

Aren't you the clever one! I just love the scene and how perfect this is for a man! Well done!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, so beautiful! It looks like someplace I'd love to visit. Pretty inside, too!

Diane said...

Beautiful...well you already know I thought/think that...I love the scene cards like this you make, always so gorgeous and then you make me want to buy those stamps, can you believe I don't own even one yet? Beautiful stamping my friend (and thanks for the "plug"!!!

brenda said...

What a perfect card for the Guys and our theme Darlene and great use of the Stampscape images.

Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Margaret said...

I always love to come to your blog. This is simply stunning. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning!mthank you for sharing with us at AfSC?