Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'm baaaacck....

I have a birthday card to share this afternoon. It's for my really, really nice neighbor, Michael. He's so helpful with gardening tips and he's the one who helped me take down those two bird's nests a few weeks ago. So I wanted to do something nice for him. Naturally I made him a card. I drew inspiration from the current Colour Me Challenge, as well as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. At SSS, we're to make a Father's Day or Masculine card, and at CMCC, there's a Monochromatic color scheme. Take a peek see.

   Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


This one came together pretty quickly:




I started with a Neenah white base, and used a scrap for the top part of the smaller panel. Using some Studio G pigment ink, I stamped the sentiment with a NBUS PTI set. Cut down a scrap of Gina K. white wood grain cardstock, which I then lightly colored with some MME ink. Really shows that grain, doesn't it?! Found a matchy-matchy scrap of the aqua cardstock, and added it. Four MME enamel dots, and done. Sure wish you could see this in person! Happy dances everyone!

10 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your CAS design Bev! That woodgrain cardstock is fantastic

Darnell J Knauss said...

Michael will love his special card, Bevie!! The wood is so perfect for his card! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

So perfectly masculine with the wood grain paper! Is it actually textured....it sure looks like it is! Good job using up more scraps! LOVE where you placed the enamel dots!

Neighbor Michael sounds like a real gem!

Hayley Kew said...

Love your simple design and sweet enamel dots! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us at Colour Me...! this week. We sure hope to see you again soon :)

Deepti said...

What a sweet and simple card for ur neighbor :) I am sure he will love it !

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous card, Bev ... that woodgrain paper is stunning ... I want to run my fingers over it! Love the balance of the neutral grey with the gorgeous and bold turquoise ... your sweet neighbour is bound to love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Rosemary said...

fantastic card...love the woodgrain cardstock it looks amazing with the aqua! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, you are just the sweetest! Want to move to California and be my neighbor??? What fun we would have. I love your card and that wood grain is just perfect for a guy card.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is wonderful, Bev! I love all the turquoise and the coloured woodgrain. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Father's Day or Masculine!

cm said...

Wood grain, teal, a few enamel dots = perfect *guy* card! Michael will love this; indeed, I'm sure more 'helping with chores' are guaranteed once he receives this! Super fabulous! Hugs~c