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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Cards for Men

Over on Rainbow Lady's this week the theme Cynthia has chosen is cards for men, well we all know that men can be tricky but recently I have been buying some stamps that fit the bill perfectly.

This card is made with a fairly new set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque, I found the check background on the net and used Distress Inks to colour it, I liked the fack that it was already looking a bit grungy. The main image was stamped in black and embossed with clear then the bits of colour were done with more distress ink, I like the bigger chess pieces so wanted to use them so decided to ue them as focal points on the card. 

When I was putting the card together I noticed I had cut the background a tad too short so used a punch to do a border and hope it looks like it was designed that way. 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

CD Sunday - Trees

Over on CD Sunday this week we are using trees as our theme for the challenge, I have chosen to use a stamp set from Glenda at Chocolate Baroque for my card. I know my card is a little plain but it is for a man and when I went to get my card candy I only had brown or blue and niether of these colours looked right so I have left it as it is, just the excuse I need to go shopping. The backing paper is from the Artylicious cd Decadent Brocade, I wanted something that would look as if it fitted in with the tree, not sure if it totally works but it's not bad.  The inked background is done with Distress inks, I used Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw and Forest Moss.

I hope you can come over and join us and have a look at the rest of the teams cards, some really nice things this week.


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