Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #144 - Oldest Tree Stamp


Happy Happy Tuesday! Hope spring has sprung where you are...here in Southern Ontario we are still waiting patiently. Tuesday means it's time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge. This week we want you to break out your oldest treet stamp. Be sure to visit the blog for all the details on the challenge and to show my SOS teammies some crafty love.

For me the stamp choice for this challenge was an easy one, "Lovely as a Tree" was one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought...and I still use it quite a bit.

Both my dad and brother have birthdays in April and I always struggle with masculine cards, so I thought I would use that as motivation for this challenge and try to make a "manly" birthday card. I think this one will be for my dad (the old pot & pan)...brother will probably get something snarky :D

I used a square punch to make a mask for the rectangle shape (does that make sense???) the interesting pattern in the rectangle comes from not being able to locate any of my stamping sponges and using a kitchen sponge instead...I kinda like it! I used the SU chalk marker on the tips of the branches (not sure if you can see it in the picture).


SUPPLIES:
Whisper White, Basic Black & Smoky Slate cardstock (SU)
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (SU)
Smoky Slate ink (SU)
Black Stazon ink
Chalk marker (SU)
Square punch
Kitchen sponge

10 comments:

  1. Great card Donna, I like the chalk on the tips, Love the sketch, all around fabulous card!!!

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  2. this is sooooooooooo lovely, that stamp is still quite FAB isn't it?! (ps: it's cool that you and alica own the same "1st tree" stamp, and you've both done it with a masked block next to it, and yet they are completely different--equally PRETTY cards!!!) :)

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  3. LOVE the texture with the sponge! And a most-excellent choice in stamp sets. :D

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  4. This rocks! You totally nailed making a guy card, Donna, and brilliant use of the kitchen sponge! (clean dishes are so overrated anyway!)

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  5. OMGosh how exciting the tree just rocks so much ...beautiful,,,tfs

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  6. You win the prize for the most creative use of a kitchen sponge! This is one awesome masculine birthday card, and I LOVE all the distressing!

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  7. I love your "oldest tree" card! Just lovely and perfect for a masculine card :) I just found my "oldest tree" stamp (I had given it to my Mom, and I just inherited it back.. :) ) so, I've got to use it for the SOS challenge :) Thanks as always, for your FAB inspiration and ideas, Donna!! XOXO-Shari

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  8. I love your "oldest tree" card! Just lovely and perfect for a masculine card :) I just found my "oldest tree" stamp (I had given it to my Mom, and I just inherited it back.. :) ) so, I've got to use it for the SOS challenge :) Thanks as always, for your FAB inspiration and ideas, Donna!! XOXO-Shari

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  9. Outstanding card!! I love everything about this card : )

    I need a lesson in how to distress the edges of my paper like that. I've tried it a time or two but it just looks like I ran over the thing with the car! LOL

    Beautiful job!

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  10. This is beautiful, Donna! Love how you've masked for the background and indeed the kitchen sponge made a lovely texture. Not sure I have a tree stamp. will have to scrounge around. xxD

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Donna