Monday, May 2, 2011

Manly Mondays - Week 45

Blogger is adding a few things to make blogging better than ever.  The additions will happen gradually.  One of the new things that I happen to like are the Reactions fields. I've added them to the bottom of each post. All you have to do is click on one and you're done! It's that easy.

The May Stampin' Success Magazine (available to demos only) arrived extra early. It normally arrives here in the middle of the month. There's a technique in there that I hadn't tried in awhile so I thought I would try it again by doing this card.

The technique is to mix embossing colors together, here black and white were mixed. It rather gives it a silver shine. I've done this with Gold and Silver and didn't like it as much. The cardstock colors are Baja Breeze and Poppy Parade.  The Bigz XL Tasteful Trim was used on the bottom with sewing crystal buttons threaded with Linen Thread.  The sentiment from Afterthoughts was stamped with Poppy Parade Classic Ink on Baja Breeze Seam Bidding layered with Black Satin Ribbon. The background stamp is the retired Tres Chic.

I would think this card would be suitable for a recently retired or engaged fella.


Frankii, well he is STILL shedding.  Just look at what is waiting to fall off of him.

You can just see the tuffs of hair on his back side.  There's only so much a brush can remove when it's time for him to "blow" his winter coat.  Keeping fingers crossed it will be by the end of the week.  Here he is enjoying a tasty treat in "his House" which is how we refer to his kennel.  He's got all his toys, well most of them, arranged at the opening. If you put one too close to his pillow he'll move it right away.  I guess he has a place for everything. At least he likes to keep his house tidy.  Now, if he could only learn to use a vacuum.

A La Prochaine!


Anonymous said...

Hey Julie, nice to see you are still trying new techniques & they are turning out great for you. Very nice card

Betty H

Regina Andari said...

Awesome card, Julie, and a nice color combo! Interesting technique to mix two colors of EP. It turned out great!