Friday, October 1, 2010

Sketch from The House that Stamps Built

I used the sketch from The House that Stamps Built to design this card, and I really enjoyed it. I purposely made it a masculine card for Operation Write Home. Someone told me they get plenty of feminine cards, but not so many masculine cards. I don't know if that's true or not, but it gave me a chance to do something different, and I was pleased with the result. (That doesn't always happen!)

Papers from Die Cuts with a View, "The Home Stack," and "Linen Closet."
Maya chip board swirls
birthday candles rubber stamp
digital "happy birthday"
Stampedous embossing powder with brown Pearlex mixed in

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl -- monochrome
Pixie Dust Studio -- swirls (yeah, I know they barely qualify, but they ARE swirls. :) )
Cards for Men -- autumn colors
Craftalicious Challenges -- autumnal colors
MelJens Design Team and Challenge Blog -- monochrome for Operation Write Home


  1. Thank you very much for being ODD with us this week and entering your card to

  2. Love all the layers! Thanks so much for playing with Some Odd Girl!!!

  3. Wow this is beautiful - i love the touch of red! Thanks for playing at Meljen's Designs this week!

  4. Very cool card, perfect for a guy! Thanks for playing with the Pixies this week!

  5. great job! i love the colors :) Thank you for playing in the Meljens challenge this week . good luck!

  6. What a great card for all your challenges. It's perfect. Thanks for playing with us SOG girls!

  7. What a classy and elegant card! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl! :)

  8. Wonderful card! Such a great image!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Monochromatic challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  9. Fabulous card great image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us Odd Girls!

  11. OH THIS IS GRAND!!!!!!! I am sure you are right about them not having enough masculine cards! never thought of it! Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs! Nicole, MD Design Team Coordinator

  12. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  13. Super color combo on this one, wow! Nice!!

    Thanks for joining the MJ challenge for Operation Write Home!

    Sandy, MelJens DT, and pres of OWH
    A Colourful World

  14. Gorgeous card and perfect for a man! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust!