Friday, April 27, 2007

who's that girl?

Just a quick post tonight because tomorrow is my demonstration at the Stampers in Stitches meeting and, as usual, I'm still getting ready. All the card stock is cut for the 100 make-and-takes of the mini accordion scrapbook, but I still have a lot of scoring to do, plus finishing my flip book so I can have something to display and get into that drawing (and maybe win some new stamps!). But, of course, I couldn't let an evening go without a post, so I stamped a quick card.
Today's limited supplies challenge on splitcoast was to make a card for a guy with a set that is not traditionally masculine. Well, do you recognize this young lady? Yup, it's our preggo friend from the Swell News set, definitely not a "masculine" stamp. Now, it would have been easy to use this stamp as is for a pretty cool father's day card for a dad to be, but that would have been a cop out; So I decided to try a technique that I have not done before. In fact, I can't even remember what it's called. Basically, you stamp on a piece of designer paper and then trim the paper and add it to the same image stamped on plain card stock. So in this case, I stamped the girl onto Rebbecca designer paper, and then trimmed out her dress. Of course, as I was trimming I also trimmed away her cute little belly, so that she would be just a bit more shapely. I used the going gray marker to color just the arms and head on the stamp and then stamped on whisper white card stock. I added the designer paper dress and a cake from the Voila set. I used certainly celery and almost apricot for the mats, since these colors are in the designer paper. The base of the card is brocade blue. I'm not a guy, but I have to think that no man would be offended by a card with a blond bearing cake! Hope you agree!


StampingontheLakefront said...

I love what you did with this card. Very artistic. Yes I have to agree, I think a blond bearing a cake is the making for a great masculine card! LOL Have Fun at your demo and be sure to post and tell us how it goes.

grace :)

Anonymous said...

Again great idea and great card, I never thought of doing this. See you in a few hours I can't wait to make that little book.

Elizabeth said...

I think that is totally Awesome! I will have to use this set at your next bedlam! what a fun card!

You did GREAT at your demonstration today.. congrats!


dd2njoy said...

It's a man's dream...a blonde bringing him a b'day cake!!HEHE
You did a wonderful job TFS!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I just love how you eliminated that baby belly- heehee! Since I was too wiped out to do much of anything yesterday, I never made it to your blog, so to compensate, I'm going to leave a 2nd comment today - hope that counts.