Happy May my friend! So much has happened this past week. My little one turned six years old! Where has the time gone?! I blinked and the years flew by. He was a happy little clam as he didn't have to go to school on his birthday since it was election day here. On a bad note this week, my computer upgraded to Windows 10 and I have had nothing but trouble with it since then. Tomorrow I plan on backing a few files up and then I am going to try and have my computer revert back to Windows 7. Literally my screen will go completely back while I am in the middle of something and I have to reboot the whole thing. Blah! So I better get scootin' with this month's projects before it does it to me AGAIN!
For this month we focusing on masculine cards and projects using either the Going Global stamp set, In the Meadow stamp set, or Kraft card stock. My In The Meadow set was so thrilled to have it get inked up again!
For my first card I get it very simple and pretty straightforward. I stamped the mountains using Soft Suede ink on Sahara Sand card stock then layered that on Old Olive and Soft Suede card stock. I thought it could use a little 'pop' of color so I stamped the little trees in Basic Black ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock and used my Stampin' Write Markers to color them in. I then adhered it onto a piece of Pool Party card stock and added a few wraps of Linen Thread around the top for texture. The words are from the Rose Garden stamp set and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. The Pool Party card stock on either side of the oval is actually the Label Bracket Punch trimmed down and modified a bit. Good thing is, I already have a recipient for this card!
This one is my favorite of the two projects I'm sharing with you today. Although I didn't grow up in a hunting household, I have since had family members become hunters so I always look for stamps that would fill that niche. I carefully omitted the little deer from the stamp and simply stamped the larger one. Using my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, I had to draw in his chest since that was missing after I stamped him. I then took my Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker and drew on his antlers. I used my Blender Pens to give him some color. The leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and add the perfect touch to the background. The words are from the soon to retiring set, All Boxed Up. I figured you could take this card one of two ways. "Woohoo" that you got you deer or "Woohoo" it's your birthday. Gotta love the versatility! Colors of card stock used were Whisper White, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush and Crushed Curry.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed both projects. Depending on where you started on our hop you can either go back and see what wonderful ideas Holly has for you or you can move along to see what awesome stamping skills Mikaela has to share with you today. Happy Stamping!