Friday, August 7, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #18 - Masculine Sympathy Card

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

3 comments:

Connie said...

This is just so beautiful, Lois! I love your water coloring!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being Flourishes 1st Queen!

Etha said...

Wow this came out beautiful!! Love that big tree and the bold coloring on it! Congrats to the Queen :)