Friday, June 12, 2009

Clean and Simple~~You ROCK!!

Today's addition highlights the thank you cards that I made for DS's b-day. Yes~~~his birthday was almost two weeks ago. Yes, I'm the bad mother who did not get this done sooner. I'd like to think that some check marks will be erased beside my name as I'm still old fashioned enough to believe that thank you cards should be sent and not done with an e-mail or phone call (though, thank yous have been known to be given over the phone in addition to the written notes!!).

I kept with the theme of DS's birthday guitar hero card (which can be seen here). Since I had 7 of these to make, I wanted to keep them simple.

The hardest part of this whole card was the masking of the "R". I had to cut several tiny pieces of tape 7 different times!! I used my Real Red marker to color over the "R" once the tape was removed. Since this is a clear set, the water based marker does not cover the image well. So after stamping, I had to go back over the "R" with the "writing" tip of the marker. Pulled out my copic ciaos and did some light shadowing along the bottom and one edge of the guitar.

This just happens to work for this weeks color challenge on SCS again!! Didn't plan that when I set out to make these, but hey!! I'll take it! I have to say, that I LOVE one layer, b/w cards with just a POP of color!! Supplies: Paper: Whisper White. Ink: Archival Jet Black, Real Red marker. Stamps: Rock Star by Inkadinkado

Well....have only the hallway and the boy's rooms and the dreaded office/craft area to clean. Otherwise, my house is pretty presentable!! WOOHOO!!!! Wonder how long that will last?!!

Thanks for stopping by again!!


Rose said...

The card is so simple yet very striking. I like it. I keep contimplating the one lay card but haven't tried it yet. It was nice meeting you yesterday.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is awesome. i love it.


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

You did good! I would probably figured out something not so complicated, like stamping the whole sentiment one color. lol

Joan B said...

Wow, this came out perfect!

Carolyn King said...

that is sooo cool! I love that it a stamp!? Fabulous!

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh lala...sweet card!!