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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Handcarved Mustache {PP205}

Hey there, friends!  As you read this, I am headed back from Salt Lake City and SU's Annual North American Convention.  Of course, I am writing it early and scheduling my post so it seems a little odd to say but....I HAD A GREAT TIME!  (I am certain that I did!).  Sandy is our fabulous hostess at The Paper Players this week where she has a fun Clean-and-Simple Challenge:
Oh this card was so much fun to make....
 I guess I might have subconsciously taken inspiration for the layout from the challenge badge but most of all I wanted to feature the Handcarved background stamp!  I thought it would be fun to cut it out like a piece of fabric.  I just followed the lines of the stamp to make the zig-zag edges and cut between rows to make it more narrow.  The image itself isn't straight--it's supposed to look "handcarved" so my cut lines aren't straight either.  I think that gives it a casual and whimsical look that coordinates with my trio of 'staches!
 The think Baker's Twine is so easy to unravel and after tying a knot, I unravel the ends fluffing them out a bit--they almost look a little like a mustache, don't they?

I am certain that the rest of the Design Team has some wonderful inspiration for you--do go check out all the creativity on display at The Paper Players.  We hope you'll play along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 25th at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

11 comments:

laurie said...

You are right, the twine does resemble the mustaches. That background was a great idea, just perfect for this card. It all goes together so well!

Yapha said...

Super cute card! I love those mustaches!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, I absolutely adore how you cut out the background, and those mustached are a hoot! What a great masculine card!

Marisa said...

Such a fun masculine card!

LeAnne said...

I just sort of glossed over this background stamp in the catalog, but I love how you highlighted it here, especially with your trio of 'staches! Great masculine creation! Hope you made it home safe & sound!

Linda Callahan said...

Fun to make......fun to look at.....and oh what fun we had in SLC!

Mike said...

Y'all are gonna force me into buying that darn mustache Framelits With all these cute creations, aren't you!? This may have just pushed me over the edge after seeing the new stamps in the Holiday mini!

Andrea W said...

Very trendy! Your mustaches are cool and I love how you used the background stamp.

Nancy said...

Just as cute as it can be!
What fun we had at convention, so nice to "hang" with all your friends, great time.

Claire Creates Cards said...

It was such a pleasure to finally meet you, Nance! Your Mom was precious, too! Only wish we would have had more time to chat! I LOVE this card! I didn't realize your used the same stamp set that I did, until I had time to look over the cards again. I adore this hand carved stamp. The mustaches are so fun! GREAT card! Love the twine embellishment, too! XX

Joanne James said...

What a great card Nance - I love those fun moustaches and the your card really highlights the background stamp. A super masculine card!