Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DCBD #123

Wow, check out this weeks card sketch! I loved this one. I looked at all of my stamp sets (I don't have that many) until I figured out which one would work the best. I ended up choosing Nature Silhouettes. I thought it would be nice to make a manly card for a change. So many are feminine and flowers. I also decided that I wanted it to have a rustic look to it. I do have to say that I am quite pleased with this one.

To give this card a rustic look I tore the card stock and roughened it up a bit. I also took my stamping sponge and added chocolate chip classic ink around the edges of all of the paper. For the stamped images I sponged the entire face with chocolate chip classic ink. I even thought that the bravo burgundy needed a richness added to it too. It just wasn't dark enough, so I added chocolate chip ink with a sponge right on it as well. Tell me what you think. The comment button is under this post. Thanks to everyone that does take the time to leave comments. It is nice knowing what others think of my work. I bet everyone else, like myself, eats it up.

It should be interesting to see how everyone else does this sketch too. You can check our Diva's out by going to here and you can view every one's blogs from it.

Card Info:
Stamp Set: Nature Silhouettes
Card stock: bordering blue, bravo burgundy, mellow moss, really rust, and very vanilla
Classic Ink: close to cocoa and chocolate chip
Tools: crop-o-dile and stamping sponge
Accessories: 5/8" bravo burgundy grosgrain ribbon and jumbo antique brass eyelets


Julie said...

Very cool Chris! It looks like a great dad's card!


Heidi Michel said...

Nice manly card Chris. I really want this stamp set.

Shari Taylor said...

What a pretty card, I love it! Great job.

Lisa said...

Love it!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Gorgeous card, love it!

Krista Driessen said...

Great card !!

Kristin said...

This is great! I enjoy the masculine cards as a change-up too! Thanks for inspiring me to pull out this little used set again- I've only had it a short while, but haven't played with it enough!

Secret Dreams And Passions said...

I just love your card!!! It is really a great card.. the colors and your choice of stamp set made a really Card!!!
Will make a great Father's Day card.
Take care!!
Denise from Massillon

Christine said...

Chris this is a beautiful card. Nice job!

Pam said...

Wow! I love to see things that are different from the norm! This is great!

StampingSelene said...

What an awesome use of this stamp set. it fits the sketch perfectly! i love the punched paper for the middle of the brads. Fabulous Job!

apigonfire said...

OH!!! I love this! A perfect stamp for the sketch! I loved the roughed up edges as well!
Great job!

Erin said...

Oh wow!!!! I'm totally going to have to CASE this card! Amazing job

Riley said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Sweet Job! This is gorgeous! :)

Kelli said...

This is a great masculine card. Nice work.