Monday, February 21, 2011

Manly Mondays

StampTV has some awesome and fun techniques. This is one that appeared last week just screaming to be tried with Stampin' UP products. I'll be doing this with other colors as I just love how it turned out.
The cardstock colors are So Saffron and Early Espresso.  Stamp sets used, Elements of Style and Afterthoughts (blocking the words under the Thanks).  I still had the Distressing Essentials Kit on my table that I used to make the flower on Friday so I went with the ink spots from it. On the layer of So Saffron the image was stamped with Tea Stain. That was followed by using a stipple brush and Blue Azul. The edge also has Blue Azul applied with a dauber. Then the same image was stamped with Mahogany and the magic happened. This combination of colors is just amazing. I know the picture looks a little green but it really isn't.

Regina reminded us in this post what a great tool the crimper is. Thank you Regina for the nudge to take it out for some air now and then. A 1" piece of Early Espresso was ran through and applied to simulate ribbon. Not feeling particularly ambitious with the all the sniff, sniff and cough, cough going on in the background (beloved husband has a cold) and the world being blown up by way of the Xbox, I didn't make any folds like Regina did. The Thanks was stamped on So Saffron with Blue Azul and punched using the Decorative Label Punch.

It's Monday so it's also time for some "What's up with Frankii". Besides falling asleep with my slipper covering his nose

he's still trying to get a hold of that squirrel.  The endless pursuit! Here he is under one of the trees in the backyard positive it's under there.

A La Prochaine!


Regina Andari said...

Julie, I love your card, and it reminds me that I need to use some stamps to make my own DSP for a project! I don't have the distressing kit, but you've piqued my interest each time you've used it. Note to Frankii--kick that slipper off of your nose as it might impede your ability to sniff out the squirrel! Ha!

Anonymous said...

Great Card Julie. I just know you will show me this technique. Sorry Evan is sick I know it will be hell for you. Frankii is so lucky to have a playmate. (squirrel)



Created By You said...

Fabulous card Julie... Franki is too cute with your slipper on his nose!!
Sharon F.