Friday, May 22, 2009

A Touch of Masculinity

You know, when you have something that works, I say, why reinvent the wheel? Right? So I was making cards for my girlfriend (which I'm done with, but still have cards to show you) and still needed a couple of birthday cards, so I copied the top one and made the bottom one. Now, I know what you're thinking - 'hey, mint, that top card is nothing like i've ever seen you do before.' Yes, well, I was thinking - 'what would rissa like?' And when I saw this stamp, I realized this is what she'd like. And there you have it. Simple as that. She needed a bunch of cards that she could send to her son, and I thought this would be a good one. I wanted the sentiment to be center stage and I think this shows it off pretty well, if I may say so. And since it's my blog, yes, I may.

When I decided to make this a birthday card, I needed something to fill up close to the same amount of space as the top one. I didn't have a sentiment that size, so I had to make one. It's just the SU! 'celebrate' stamp surrounded by a bunch of PTI birthday stamps. Good for a guy. That the sentiment space is not perfectly balanced really bothered Krista, which I found funny. She usually doesn't care about stuff like that. And normally, I think that empty space in the corner would've really bothered me. But I've learned to let go a little. I'm so proud of me. *sniff* My little brain is growing up.

Stamps: Psalm 37:4 & Hearts on Fire (Verve), Around & About Sentiments, Birthday Basics & Faux Ribbon (PTI), Lexicon of Love (SU!), Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Paper: PTI white, Basic Black & Going Gray (SU!), patterned paper (DCWV), Accessories: dew drops (Robin's Nest), silver flat back thingies (Michael's)


Anonymous said...

Definitely masculine, definitely different for you -- especially the offset composition, which really makes a statement. And what? No copics? OMG. At first, I thought you had taken the pictures in black & white! Very cool.
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Love that they are the same, yet so different. Very classy looking. Very, very masculine.

Your Favorite Aunt


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