Joanne (jojot) was our hostess for this week's Stampin'B's Design Team Blog Challenge. Sympathy cards are always difficult for me, and masculine ones are harder yet. Joanne’s challenge, therefore, was a double header! I also wanted to try some watercoloring, which is not one of my strengths.
I stamped this wonderful, sturdy oak tree by Rubber Stampede onto watercolor paper and colored it with markers and a water brush. The card base of Very Vanilla is matted with Close to Cocoa. The two pieces of DP are from Basic Grey’s Archaic pad, which I really like on masculine cards – what with all the greens and browns in it. The small photo corners were punched using an EK Success punch. I added a couple of jumbo eyelets and some brown not-so-feminine ribbon, tied in a knot.
P.S. I attached the sentiment with repositionable glue because I intend to remove it and replace it with a Happy Birthday sentiment so I can send it to my son. Does that make me a lazy mother -- that I didn’t want to make a completely different card? I hope not!
* Stamps - Oak Tree and sentiment both by Rubber Stampede
* Paper - SU Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey Archaic DP, Watercolor paper
* Ink - Stazon Jet Black
* Accessories - Jumbo Eyelets, Ribbon, EK Success photo corner punch, Corner rounder, Markers, Water brush