The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mr Cardmaker has a Quicky for You

Actually, this was not so much of a quicky to make.  I fussed and fretted, and added and moved, and took a way and added back, stamped more stuff...

Anyway, I made this--

This is for my brother Chet's 18th birthday.  I started with this little Studio G stamp set, that had the sentiment, the guitar, the swirl and the fleur de lis.  Then I pulled out some background stamps, the crackle and the speckles, and SU's Inspired by Nature set, stamped the grass in red and brown, and turned it on its side.The DP is MME Fine and Dandy Boy, and the yellow card is SU.  I think the base is PTI, but don't hold me to that.The brads are from AC Moore, and the twine is some really old stuff from who knows where. 
I punched a hole with a regular old hand punch in the one end and wound the twine thru it.  Looks good, not so easy at envelope time....
Memento Rich Cocoa , and Distress Broken China and Festive Berries inks.
That skinny piece with the screw brad?  The final addition.  It's all about the negative space, people.
And, oh yeah, I pried the whole thing apart to get it under there.  You know I did.

Still in move mode, so don't know when I'll get a minute to get back here.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mr Cardmaker is Krazy....

I know I have been MIA and probably AWOL to some of you, but I am in the throes of MOVING, and just too nutz to think.  I HAVE been making cards, though, and I will get with you all asap.

Here's something to peek at while I am running nuts....

Martha punch, all SU papers, GinaK Designs stamps, random buttons and twine.

Simple, but effective.

Mr Cardmaker misses you!!!

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