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).
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)