Monday, April 1, 2013

Countryside Best Wishes - Mojo Monday #287

Happy April Fool's day.  Has anyone played any tricks on you today?

I just felt in the mood today to make a masculine card.  I really should be making Mother's Day cards, but my mood said masculine.  So, for the challenge with Mojo Monday here, I used the Countryside stamp set to make a masculine card for any occasion.  I just love this stamp set and have used it very often.




The base card is Crumb Cake, a colour I should use more often.  I layered it with Naturals Ivory which was embossed with the Polka dot folder.
Then I built the rest of the card by die cutting a large scallop circle in Old Olive, a large circle in Soft Suede, a long piece of Comfort Cafe DSP, and finally a piece of  DSP from the Print Poetry pack.  I rounded the corners of the latter piece.  The edges of all these pieces with the exception of the Green scallop circle were sponged with Soft Suede ink.
The image was stamped using Black Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and coloured using ink pads and an Aqua painter.  A 1 3/4" circle punch was used to cut the image out, and then it was matted with a 2" chocolate chip circle, and finally an Old Olive scallop circle.  The chocolate chip circle was adhered to the Old Olive scallop circle with dimensionals.  Before attaching this unit to the DSP, I cut a small banner in Soft suede, sponged the edges and attached  it to the card.  The unit was then attached near the bottom of the DSP panel near the bottom.
Three chocolate chip brads were inserted at the top left of the larger DSP panel.
The sentiment is from Petite Pairs and was punched out using the small oval punch.  It was stamped using Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake card stock, and its edges were sponged like most of the papers on this card.
All the elements were then attached to the Natural Ivory layer as indicated by the sketch - starting with the large Scallop green circle.

Here's a summary of the products I used:

Stamps: Countryside, Petite Pairs
Inks: Soft suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze (for the bird), Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Papers: Crumb Cake, Natural Ivory, Whisper White, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Comfort Cafe DSP, Print Poetry DSP, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, Circles die #2, Scallop circle die #2, Small oval punch, Neutrals brads, Polka dot folder

Hope you enjoyed the card. Thanks for stopping by.
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