Monday, April 30, 2012

Monochromatic Man Card

I have to get my brain around designing Man-Cards again.  With Father's Day coming up soon I need to start planning my projects for next month's classes.  That means designing cards for the men in my life, which is always a challenge.  For this card I grabbed a piece of watercolour paper I had run through my Big Shot using the Fancy Fan letterpress plate, which is retiring at the end of May.  It has been laying on my desk for a while, so I figured it was about time I put it to use!  With that as my background I created this monochromatic card, which I hope, would be perfect for some man...somewhere...and also works for this weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge

Monochromatic Man-Card for SR121 featuring the Artistic Etchings set with sentiment from Loving Thoughts

Inside detail
This card was really quick and easy to pull together, thanks to the wonderful stamp set I used.  Artistic Etchings has been one of my favourite sets since it first appeared in the catalogue two years ago. Thankfully it was spared the retirement axe this time around, or there would have been some serious wailing and gnashing of teeth on my part!  The button, in case you're wondering, is one of the retired Big Designer Buttons that I fell in love with last year.  I picked up a bunch last Christmas when they were on the Clearance Rack...sorry if you missed out on that deal...chances are I bought them all!  In any case, I have a ton of those buttons and am hoarding them like a crazy woman.  They only get pulled out when needed as the perfect touch to finish a card...I think this particular card was worthy of a button, no?

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