Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous Mama's out there!
Especially MY Mom, who deserves a special shout-out today! :)
It's time for another new challenge over at The Paper Players. This week the lovely Ann is our hostess and we are using the color combo of Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler. You can also throw in your choice of a neutral, like Crumb Cake or Very Vanilla, to add to the mix. We sure hope you will play along with us!
These colors are so perfect for a masculine-themed card so I went for a Father's Day theme. (Make's perfect sense on Mother's Day, right? Ok, maybe not...) While digging through my stamps, I realized two things: I do not have a lot of "guy" stamps and I tend to over-use the ones I DO have. Then I remembered the motorcycle digital download available in My Digital Studio. This is my first hybrid creation using MDS and let me just say, I absolutely LOVE the program. I was able to size my cycles perfectly, change the colors to match and print 'em out...all with a few simple clicks! I also love that you can re-size images to fit your project. Click HERE to learn more about MDS.I wanted to "rough" the card up a bit so I sponged all of the card stock edges with Early Espresso ink and used the Color Spritzer tool on the main image. (There is something about an "Ann Challenge" and that tool, that just go hand-in-hand...Haha!) A little twine and some metal brads finished it all off.
The inside of the card was also created in MDS. I didn't have any sentiment stamps that seemed to "fit" so I just typed one up. The inside of the card took less then 3 minutes from "start to print", which is pretty cool. I think I will be using MDS much more often! :)
I hope you enjoyed my Father's Day creation using The Paper Player's color combo. Please stop on over to the site and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. We would love it if you would play along this week, too! :) Have a great rest of your day!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Plane and Simple (front sentiment, ret.)
Digital Images: Motorcycle
Ink: Early Espresso Classic ink
Paper: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossong Folder, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Colr Spritzer tool, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker, sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals and silver brads