Ok, so I’m already struggling with titles for my 31 Days posts – I admit it!!
After missing last month entirely, I’m attempting to get back into the Viva La Verve challenges this month. Here is the sketch for Week 1 of October, by Amber Hight:
I told myself I wanted to use at least one of the sketches each month to create a more masculine card, and when I went to get started on this sketch, masculine is what came out. I think maybe it was because I used the colors for this week’s Play Date Cafe
These colors are soooo me! Aren’t they FABULOUS??! So deep and rich, and the books and alphabet and the pen and writing paper…. forget about it!! I wanted to use all these fabulous elements, but it just didn’t come out of me. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just because of my lack of Verve stamps. I have a limited supply of them, so I often feel like my options are limited, especially when coupled with my lack of knowledge for achieving the results I see in my head and making them a reality.
Well, on to the card. Here is my creation:
What do you think? Does this come across as a masculine card?
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I used my new graph paper stamp from the Making A Statement set to create the embossed graphing on the wine cardstock. Not quite the card in my head that I wanted to create – far from it, actually! But I like it, still. I often struggle quite a bit with masculine cards, so it’s good for me to practice.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Big Wish, Making A Statement, Seeing Stars (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock: Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink); Misc Stash Cardstocks
Inks: Bronze, Chestnut (Colorbox); Versamark
Embellishments: Rustic Brown Twine (Misc)
Tools: Twinkle Star Squeeze Punches (Fiskars)