This morning I was feeling a little bit guilty for not posting on my blog over the past two weeks. I have really enjoyed spending a little time with my family over spring break, but it's time to get back to stamping. I typically avoid making masculine cards because they aren't exactly my strongest style, but with my dad's birthday next week, I thought I had better get busy and get him something in the mail right away.
This probably won't make it into my favorite cards folder, but it will do in a pinch. It was supposed to be a one-layer card, but after two attempts, smearing the ink both times, and running out of time, I changed directions. I stamped a white strip of card stock with the flower(?) image from the Simply Soft hostess set in Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped the image again with Early Espresso ink to fill in some areas. Then I sponged on various colors of ink (Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, & Early Espresso) until I got a look that I liked. I mounted the strip with dimensionals onto the white layer. To give the card more interest I added some linen thread and a button. Everything got mounted onto a Early Espresso card base, and I added a personal note to the inside. Now it just needs to get into the mail so that it will be there in time. I forgot to send a card for my Dad's birthday once and I kicked myself for weeks. I managed to somewhat redeem myself at Father's Day, but still, I won't make that mistake again...even it means buying a card (ouch).