Monday, June 6, 2011

Masculine Mushrooms

Hi friends!  Can you believe it's Monday again?  That means it's time for another Woodware challenge!  This week we're sharing masculine cards, a category that's always tough for me.  I pulled lots of earth toned scraps for this card and used an image from Woodland Mushrooms.  I was originally going to stamp it with black ink and color it, but then I got the idea to try stamping it with my gradient ink pad by Adirondack (Cabin Fever) and I really loved the result!  I think it adds to the earthiness and simple always seems better to me with masculine cards.  I die-cut the focal point with my Nestabilities and traced around the same die onto some brown cardstock and cut it out by hand.  I love that the matting compliments the die-cut and isn't the same exact shape, only bigger.  (See how the corners are rounded on the mat?  A happy accident- I will definitely be using this tracing technique again!)  The sentiment is by (love their Nestie-matching stamps!) and I added a blue ribbon to finish off the card.  

I hope you'll have some time to show us your take on this challenge!  Add your card here:

Woodware Challenge #30

Thanks for stopping by, have a GREAT week!  :D

-Suzanne :O )

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Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

LOVE how you made your own mat using the outside of the die as a guide!! Great image for a masculine card as well. TFS!

Nancy said...

Suzanne, I just adore the shapes on this card!! It is amazing!! I love the use of the Woodland Mushrooms and the set!!

thestampingbug said...

Great card! Love that Nestie die and it works so well with the mushrooms. The color combo is one of my favorites! Kerry

Diane said...

Really love this stamp set Suzanne and you have done a great job with it !!

hugs Diane xx

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