The Stamps I Use

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 2013 Viva La Verve Week 2 - Masculine

Hi folks,

I managed to squeeze in a little craft room time today - not as much as I had wanted but still, a little is better than none.

I settled in with the Week 2 Sketch for the January Viva La Verve Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers and made a couple of masculine birthday cards.

Here's the sketch:

and here are my two cards - the first with the same orientation as the sketch, the second with the sketch flipped.

The first one is for a co-worker who always says "Life is Good" when you ask him how things are going. I knew I HAD to use that sentiment on his birthday card.

The second is for the boyfriend of a friend of mine back in Newfoundland.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned paper: Studio Calico "Classic Calico", edges distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamps: Verve "Life is Good" Plain Jane, "Birthday to You" Plain Jane
  • metallic brads from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, Hexagons
additional challenges for these cards:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your new year has been off to a wonderful start.


Regan said...

Terrific masculine cards and fabulous job using up some of your stash! Thanks for joining at The Corrosive Challenge!

Robin said...

Fabulous job on the masculine cards! I love how you used the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can! Good luck! Hugs, Robin

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow those are some awesome masculine cards! I have such trouble making them and you managed to make 2 awesome ones. Isn't sales the best for making things our favorites ;)

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Crafting when we can. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

Inkypinkydelights said...

Great cards for males! Thanks for sharing your lovely ceration at our 'Something New' Challenge at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

RiNNE said...

Very cool jobs on the sketch! The color combo is perfect for a warm, but masculine card!

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya