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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Birthday Tool Shed

Hiya friends!  Just a quick post tonight (since Sunday's was a monster one, lol!) to share another card I made with Lesley's fun tic-tac-toe challenge over at The Paper Players.  I needed a card for a male co-worker and the blue, dry embossing, masculine elements gave me the creative boost I needed!
These punch art wrenches are all over blogland and is the perfect accent for our very own Mr. Fix-it's birthday card!  Of course, a wrench is kept in the tool shed, right?  I don't own the Tool Shed background stamp but it's a download in My Digital Studio (MDS)--perfect!  In MDS, I made a box (with the square punch shape) about the size of an A2 card front.  I colored the box with Crumb Cake, layered the Tool Shed stamp over it and "colored" the stamp in Early Espresso.  Then I printed it onto Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged the edges and the result is my own DSP!
How 'bout that Woodgrain embossing folder from the brand-new, just released Holiday Mini catalog?  Swoon.  You know that was the first thing on my pre-order!  I sponged it with some espresso ink to really bring out the deep texture.  Love it!  Speaking of the Holiday Mini, do you have yours?  It's GOR-JUSS!!  If you need one, and you're not already working with a demonstrator, let me know and I will mail one to you!

Remember, there's still time to play along with us over at The Paper Players.  Check out the Tic-Tac-Toe board and join us before Friday, August 3rd at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!
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13 comments:

Lesley said...

Awesome stuff here Nance, also swooning over the woodgrain texture, how fabulous! Can't wait to hear about your trip.
Hugs,
Lesley

Marisa said...

LOVE this!!! Great card :)

Arlene said...

This is an amazing card! Love the details...

Kim S said...

Fabulous card!! The wrench is wonderful and your colors and layout make it even better!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance Love this card! I really like the BG toolshed, which I don't have either, but WILL be getting in digital...
I absolutely love the wrench and I made one two years ago for my brother... I think I got the punch art from Linda Aarhus. Too too cute. You really went up a notch with the handle brads.. how cute.
Hugs.

LeAnne said...

How very, very cool!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Yep I knew that woodgrain had your name all over it when I saw it in the catalog! love the mega-wrench! Great guy card!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

gorgeous!!!! I love the pop that the woodgrain EF adds (and as soon as I saw it in the mini, I knew you would be adding that to your preorder!!) :-)

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Very cute, Nance.

Margaret said...

This is fantastic! I love that wrench and your background and embossing is fabulous! A very manly card!!

Kelly said...

Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 4. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com

Jen Arkfeld said...

Oh Nance! This is fabulo-so! I bet your co-worker loved it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Look at you, Nance rocking two cards this week! This is a FABULOUS masculine card, perfect for any "tool guy". (coming from the gal who always gets pliers and a wrench confused...lol!) Gorgeous layout, too. Hope you had a fun week, friend! Big hugs! :)