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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Challenge Addict

I must admit that I am a cardmaking challenge addict! I love all the various color, sketch, and technique challenges, as well as special challenges friends and fellow cardmakers post on their blogs. My card today is for the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers and Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge. Cindy's teapot is all white except for the brown handle. You can check it out on her blog at mothermark.blogspot.com.

I needed to make a masculine birthday card for my nephew, and I have to tell you that masculine cards are always my toughest challenge. The brown and white combo in the teapot seemed to lend themselves well to the masculine card I have to show you today. I just love this Cute and Curly stamp set that you can buy as a bundle with Stampin Up's curly label punch. The punched label is raised on dimensionals, and I outlined the curly shape with Close to Cocoa to create a faux matted look against the white distressed stripes embossed panel underneath.



I'm so glad you could stop by today, and, as always, I appreciate your comments!

8 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is gorgeous Charlene!! I love the texture of your white panel, and the brown/white combo is so pretty. Love this warm card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Charlene, I love your colors, and all the texture, super cool. Hugs Cindy

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Terrific, Charlene!!! Love the colors and textures. Fantastic manly card!!! I am sure your nephew will love it!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this really is fabulous.....a great nautical and masculine card...you do fabulous masculine cards

StampOwl said...

oh this is fantastic Charlene

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love love LOVE the brown and white combo. Pretty!

Julia Aston said...

what a great masculine card Charlene! I love the sailboat and soft browns!

Michell said...

Colors are amazing...

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