The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mr Cardmaker LOVES a White Pencil

You know how when sometimes you make a FAST card, and somehow it turns out to be something you really love? AND it's because of the very last thing you do?

I made this--
So, this is an older set from Stampin Up called Wetlands, but it's new to me. I love the images.
There's a goose that I need to do something with soon, too.

So, this is simple, simple stamping, with an embossed greeting, and some dry embossing on the top part of the panel.
It's the white underbellies of the sandpipers that makes this whole thing for me. And, yes, it's the last thing I did. and I barely did ANYTHING at all, but wow, what a big difference. And, it's even kind of messy. it works, though, IMHO.

I can't believe I only made one of these. I WILL be going back and doing more. I always have need for a masculine card, what with all the uncles and nephews.

Since I seem to be pumping out a good few birthday cards these days, and the family is just about already covered, I'm going to be jumping on the #bringbackbirthdays campaign. Spreading happiness around just sounds good to me.

Keep that white pencil close at hand. You never know when it'll work magic for you...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. Great design, my friend! Love anything Kraft, and your touch of white is sheer perfection! Well done, as always!

  2. This card is one of my all time favorites, from any artist! It's wonderful.

  3. I love your card. I just got the set myself a few weeks ago. I love the addition of the white pencil. That really makes that scene pop on the kraft.

  4. Hello Mister C! Hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by. This is one cool masculine card - I know so many people who would love it. And I knew exactly which little step you were talking about. Those spots of white just shine off the kraft. Great job.

  5. Gorgeous! And yes, the underbellies are wonderful!

  6. That was truly inspired! I love the birdies with their creamy underbellies! Perfect! I'm going to attempt something like this, too! Hugs!!

  7. Awesome card!!Great stamp!!Thank you for stopping by!!!You have a good weekend!!!!

  8. Really dreamy - you can get me thinking of vacations with this one - when the clock isn't calling to me... Love the clean and simple design and all the natural elements that go together seamlessly!


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