Wednesday, 11 February 2015

PCCCS131 --- Wood you be mine?

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of the Wood you be mine? stamp set.  I knew I liked it when I first saw it in the Occasions Catalogue because it's always fun to have more images that will work for a masculine card.  And this set is such a good mixture of images---fun and regular.  They'll even work with other sentiment sets for all sorts of occasions.

The card I've made for this week's challenge is a Valentine card.  With Valentine's Day only a few days away, it just felt natural to be thinking of sweetly romantic cards.  I thought this week's sketch worked really well for the images in the stamp set as well, so off I went on my creative journey.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 131 #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #cardchallenge

I don't seem to be able to get away without doing some fussy-cutting lately.  This card was no exception.  For that fancy strip across the card, I decided to stamp a "ribbon" of trees using the images from the stamp set and then cut that strip out.  It took longer than I expected because it was long and it had so many little jigs and jags.  But I really do like the way it fits across the card and that's what counts.

I kept to a relatively neutral colour palette with a couple of pops of colour in the hearts and his hat.  For my base I've used Soft Suede and then added a layer of Sahara Sand which I first embossed using my Woodgrain embossing folder and then stamped with my Gorgeous Grunge splatters using Sahara Sand ink and Crumb Cake ink.  I think it gives the background a feel of sawdust, don't you?


I hope you'll join us this week for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  Use our great sketch for a Valentine or for another occasion.  Just have fun.

I've also entered my Valentine card into the Make My Monday Challenge.

And finally, I've added my card into the Male Room Challenge.

6 comments:

  1. Your card is fantastic!!! Love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

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    1. Thank you so much, Joan. This is such a fun stamp set to use and the colours just chose themselves. Sometimes it's such a treat to step away from the usual frilly Valentines and make a card like this.

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  2. This is very different, a brilliant Valentine, love it! Thank you for joining us at TMR.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rocky. I had such fun making this card. The woodchopper image just makes me smile.

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  3. Love it! Both my husband I roared when we saw it. Love the woodgrain background, the lumberjack and sentiment. Brilliant. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah. I really enjoyed the challenge and hope to come back and play often.

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