Wednesday, July 22, 2009

If a tree falls in the Forest...

Okay, I'll be the first to admit, I don't do boyish/masculine cards/pages well. When I have to get out the blues, greys and blacks...I stop for a glass of tea. hee! I don't know what it is I just never have had the ability to make any crafting project that "manly" looking. I love ribbon and paper flowers and neither of those embellishments really say "Hey look at me I'm a manly man!" So, when I joined a swap on SCS called "Forest Card Swap", I knew it was going to be a challenge for me. I'm not saying that girls don't enjoy the forest, wild woodland creatures, camping, poison ivy and such, but this girl does not! I'm a girly girl and my scrapbooking and card making reflect that. I wanted to make great cards for the hostess of this swap. She joined my very first swap I ever hosted on SCS and now this is her first and I wanted to return the love.
I found a paper stack by DCWV called, "The Green Stack", very cute. Here's my cards I made today for her swap ~

Give me your honest opinion, would you give this to a boy?
The creatures are cut from a page in the stack.
The base c/s is wood grain (from DCWV stack)
The sentiment is computer generated.
I used a sponge dauber to ink the sides of the oval with Soft Suede and Certainly Celery inks.
I placed the creatures on with mini glue dots. I used snail adhesive to glue down the small plaid piece of ribbon then punched two holes through it and thread/tied the linen thread.

"The Green Stack" by DCWV
Whisper White C/S - SU! (40 - 8.5x11 sheets for $7.50)
Plaid ribbon cut in 1/2 inch squares
Linen Thread - SU! (15 yds for $4.50)
1/16" circle punch - SU! ($8.95)
Large Oval Punch - SU! ($15.95)
Mini Glue Dots - SU! ($4.95)
Snail Adhesive - SU! ($6.95)
Sponge Daubers - SU! (12 for $10.95) These last forever!!
Certainly Celery and Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads - SU! ($5.95 each)
Let me know what you think...whew after this I've got to go make another gallon of tea! :)


Melanie said...

I think is is absolutly adorabel!!! Yes I would 100% give it to a boy. I find myself using a lot of blues and browns when I create men/boy cards. I created one not long ago with a Riley stamp and used brown ribbon and buttons, it was not very colorful but it was masculine. You did really great!! Love the paper and owls.

=o) kel said...

oh this is totally okay to give to a boy!! great job!! i need to go check out that green stack!!

lovies, =o) kel

STAMPIN4TK said...

Card is super cute and can be for a boy! I love that paper stack, I am hoarding it!

Colleen said...

Very cute - that little guy cracks me up!

AnnMarie said...

I would absolutely give it to a boy! You did a super job! Love that little image! :)

Moira said...

I love this... and so do my boys!