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Monday, 5 January 2015

Timber! --- Not your usual Valentine FMS 167

There is a new set in the Occasions Catalogue that immediately caught my eye, the Wood You Be Mine stamp set.  There are a number of things I love about it.  It's a two-step stamp set, which means you stamp the one image and then line up a matching or coordinating image to it.  Those are always fun.  I also love that it's all about an old-time lumberjack and his tools.  How often are Valentine stamps so beautifully suited for giving to your guy?

When I saw the challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches blogsite, I turned to this stamp set.  Along with the wooded Designer Paper from the Santa & Co DSP and the fir tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the elements for this card picked themselves.  All I had to do was the stamping, colouring and cutting.  Don't you just love cards like that?

My base is Naturals White and I've used Soft Suede as my mat layer for each part except the saw.  My sentiment, too, is Soft Suede.  For the saw, I coloured the handles with the Soft Suede and then used my Silver Stampin' Dazzle marker for the blade.  It's subtle but definitely metallic.  The hearts owe their colour to my Real Red marker and a touch of the Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler.


For more cards using this sketch, check out Freshly Made Sketches.

6 comments:

  1. Love how you used this new set! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. Your sketch was perfect for this stamp set.

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  2. What a fun card! Love that big saw! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen. The stamps in this set really are fun. And good for masculine cards, too.

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  3. This is so beautiful Heidi! I love these warm colours together for Christmas! Thanks for joining in with my sketch at FMS!

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    1. It was a fun Valentine's card to make, especially with that lumberjack saw.

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