Thursday, September 3, 2009

Man week challenge

This weeks challenge at Hero Arts blog is to make a male card or have a male make a card.... well that's not a happenin' thing here.  Hubby is " crafty challenged" .  Give him a garden tool and he is in his element.... but crafty stuff- no way!.  So it's up to me....
As it is Father's day this Sunday I have made a few of this card to sell at work.  The tie stamp is by Rubbadubbadoo and I used the HA Ancient Brocade to make the pattern on the middle tie.  Layer on long rectangles cut with my nestabilities.  The sentiment is from Stamp-it.  As I used one HA stamp it can be entered for the challenge.
I also got asked this week to design a card for my friend Kathy.  Her husband is 65 next week and she wanted something musical for him.  This is what I can up with.  I found the picture of the old gramophone on the internet ( Isn't Google just great).  I printed it on plain paper and over-stamped HA Old French writing, before distressing the paper and edges in Old Paper and Aged Mahogany distress inks.  Matted onto a mid-brown card stock  ( cut with my nesties) Used peelcraft corners.  I stamped the Inkadinkadoo Flourish on one side of cream card stock,  The music paper was also a download I found on the 'net which also got the distress treatment.  The whole lot was then mounted onto Chocolate chip cardstock.  I stamped the Happy Birthday ( from HA Petite Messages set) along the bottom..  All in all I was pleased with the card and so was Kathy.  
Thanks for coming by and hope the rest of your week is great.

4 comments:

paula said...

Dawn these are great cards that you have done. I'm slowly learning about the downloads. So am in awe of your second card ;)

AnitaRex said...

Great cards love the musical one! Great idea getting an image online, I will have to try that! And those ties are so cute!

Suzanne C said...

Love both cards. The victrola is very vintage and lovely colors and the ties is just plain fun!

Tomo H. said...

Dawn, these are so great! I love the colors and the design of both cards - the vintage look of the victrola card has such a nice color harmony!