Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #40

Hi, all! It's Deena and it's my turn to host this challenge. I've come up with a simple one. Drumroll please...Use a background stamp! That's it. Easy peasy. I'm hoping that this will encourage those of you who have held back on using your background stamps. Yes, it takes a little practice to get them lined up properly, but once you do, they're a blast to use and they're a great way to make patterned paper that matches your focal point perfectly.

I had fun making this card, and with it being summer, I think it's perfect to give to one of my kids. I love the sun and the sentiment makes me feel so happy.

Card deets: (All supplies Papertrey unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: BB: Retro, FF #4, FF #3 (sentiment), Up, Up and Away
Ink: Pure Poppy, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy
Other: FF #4 die

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #39

It's me, Michelle (abzzymom) and it's my turn to host the next Paper Dolls Challenge.

Since Father's Day is less than two weeks away, I thought it would be a great time for you to showcase your wonderful masculine cards.

So, my challenge is sweet and simple:  Make a masculine card.  It can be for any occasion, not just a Father's Day card.

I know this may seem like a really easy challenge, but making masculine cards is something I always struggle with. It's really hard for me not to include any ribbons, flowers, bling, or bright colors.

Here's what I came up with.

I wouldn't have added the buttons to this card since it's supposed to be a masculine card.  However, the frame around the panel turned out crooked on the bottom. By adding the descending button sizes, I'm fooling the eye into thinking the sentiment is straight, even though it's not.

I couldn't resist adding some ribbon. At least it's not a bow!

Come play along with the Dolls and show us your amazing masculine cards. I can't wait to be inspired by you.