Saturday, July 4, 2009

For My Guy IO Challenge

This is a twofer post. Impression Obsession has a challenge to make a card for a guy and at first I decided to make a card for when my husband travels and then it suddenly hit me that I had not made an anniversary card for him and tomorrow is our 24th anniversary. I don't know about the rest of you but I am always forgetting to make cards for my family until the last moment. So today I show you two cards made using the same stamp.

This first card is for my DH. I stamped the image in sepia from versafine and then colored it with Twinkling H2Os. I used 3 different colors of grey for both of the cards. This is Bazzill Textured paper. On this card I used Spellbinders Label Three in the largest size to get all the image.
I layered it on the darkest grey and cut around the edge to make the next layer. After I cut it I remember that I could have just traced the die and it would have been the correct size...slap myself silly for this one. The Happy Anniversary stamp is from the $ bin at Michaels. I embossed in detail black but colored the hearts with a red spica pen.
On the inside the romance came through with the hearts nestibilities. The small love stamp is embossed and colored with Twinks. I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood.

The second card is the slanted version. I stamped this one in black Onyx and this one was my favorite after it was colored but unfortunately I used my crooked eye and cut the image out on a very definite slant. Well, one cannot let that cause a throw out so artistic impulse took over and this slanted version was the result. I used the different brads to emphasize the slant. I didn't have a black sentiment frame so I used my marker to change the color from silver to turned out great.
I really like the image stamped in black much better than the sepia color. On watercolor paper, the image comes through much clearer in black than the sepia especially for detailed images.

Now I have to go get supper ready...only DH and myself tonight...everyone else is busy. So again I hope everybody is having a wonderful weekend and spending time with family and friends.


Jenny Gropp said...

Both versions are excellent! I like the Nestie Label best!Wonderful scene coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at IO!!!!

Shirley said...

Both are just lovely here and in their albums too!