Monday, November 24, 2008

Planet Sketch for One of My Guys

Happy Monday! ;) I haven't had much stamping time lately, but over the weekend I did manage to whip up a handful of Thanksgiving cards. My first ever! That's because I've always spent Thanksgiving with my family...until this year. ;( With a fairly large family and having kids who are young adults now, trying to juggle all the details for long-distance traveling, time off from work, gas prices (thankfully, they're on their way down!), and all of the other little things that crop up, circumstances were such that it just wasn't going to work out for us this I HAD to send cards, right?!

Well, even though it was my intent when I started out, I didn't end up being a "smart stamper" this weekend. All of the cards are one-of-a-kind, and they're all VERY simple...and since two were made for my older boys, I think you'll agree with me when I say that I'm glad there's no more of these puppies floating around out there! And I'm certain that at least one of them will end up in the 'round file' before long (and this time I won't even think of whining about it -lol).

So, here's the one voted most likely to end up in the trash before Christmas (I'm not being hard on myself here, just realistic; I know my son....):

I used THIS sketch from Paper Craft Planet, but obviously left it unadorned and rather plain. I thought it was a fun sketch and think it has a lot of potential so I'll no doubt be re-visiting it again...just not when the end product will be given to this particular son of mine. ;) I sanded and sponged some ink over the dry embossed piece, and I also sponged some ink around the outer edges of the card, though I don't think any of it's visible from the picture. There's really nothing else to tell you about this card, but if by chance you happen to have a question, please feel free to ask.

Well, it's time to get dinner on the table, so I'll be back tomorrow to show you another 'guy' card. That's the plan anyway. ;) Hopefully you haven't lost respect for me after seeing this one and you'll be back to see the others? lol

Enjoy your evening, thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Colonial White, Barn Red (CTMH); Pattern Paper: unknown (it was part of a fun freebie pack of 6x6s from Eclectic Paperie!); Stamps: Happy Thanksgiving (Inkadinkado), Season of Change (CTMH); Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Cocoa, Olive, Bamboo, Barn Red (CTMH); Other: oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Houndstooth embossing folder (Provo Craft), ribbon (American Crafts), brads (Making Memories), sponges (CTMH), sandpaper, foam mounting tape


Barb W said...

Nice 'man' card. Great colors.

Jeanne said...

What a great "guy" card! The colors are wonderful. I've by-passed that houndstooth folder for the longest time, not thinking how nice it would actually look when used well.

Everything works perfectly together!

Sylvia Jacquot said...

Hi Christi!
Very good as always! You tell your son that there are SO many of us that would be happy to take this Off his hands instead of throwing it in the trash!
Happy Thanksgiving,

Pat said...

I think it's GREAT! and I applaud you for still making cards that you KNOW will end up in the round file. Who knows, maybe one day he'll realize how much love goes into each one and begin his collection of "Mom" cards ;-)

Wish you were here .... Mom

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE the look of that houndstooth embossing piece with the sanding and sponging. Beautiful card, Christi!

Jeanette - said...

I love this one too! Anytime you think your cards aren't good, you can send them to me :) I LOVE your style and your work!!!!