If you started at the beginning of the tour, you just landed here from Debbie Henderson's blog. Weren't her projects fab?! If you started here on my blog, just click the link at the bottom of each post and you will be taken to all nine Freaks' blogs.
For the three cards I have today, I tried to stick with neutral-ish colors (is that a word?), something that would work for either a male or female. But all of them are punched up with some Basic Black!
My first card uses the Sandpipers from the Wetlands stamp set. I really, really, REALLY hope that set isn't on the retiring list that's coming out on Monday. It's such a great, versatile set, I'd hate to see it go!
STAMPS: Wetlands, Lots of Thanks CARDSTOCK: Watercolor Paper, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Retro Fresh DSP INK: StazOn Jet Black, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar ACCESSORIES: White Gel Pen, Aqua Painter, In Color Boutique Details
Up next is another versatile set, Timeless Talk. Baked Brown Sugar was sponged on the edges to give an antiqued look, in keeping with the gramophone. I can almost hear Rudy Vallee singing Happy Birthday with that hollow, tinny sound, can't you? The greeting was stamped in StazOn on a word bubble from the Essentials Wooden Elements embellishments. I don't know why I haven't used any of these before today - they are such a fun way to add a little something different, and wooden elements are all the rage right now!
STAMPS: Timeless Talk, Gorgeous Grunge CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP INK: StazOn Jet Black ACCESSORIES: 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Essentials Wooden Elements, Stampin' Dimensionals
For the last card, I used some elements from the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent kit. I liked the kit when I saw it, but it was a bit too subtle for my taste. As I was thinking of ways to make it "pop" more, it struck me that I could change the color of the die-cut by swiping an ink pad all over it! Voila, instant "pop"! Now, I realize there is a bow on it, but I still think it would work for a manly man because of the strong colors.
STAMPS: Chalk Talk CARDSTOCK: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay INK: Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Simply Fabulous Simply Sent kit, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Candy Dots (Brights Collection), Stampin' Dimensionals
That's all I have for this month. I hope you all have a most blessed Easter tomorrow! Up next is LeeAnn Greff's blog, and I'm sure she's going to knock your socks off. (She does mine, and I'm always looking for the darn things, lol!)