Friday, January 16, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

Hey everybody! This is my card for this weeks Stamp Something Challenge. This weeks theme is Birthday Somethings. My brother in law's birthday is coming up, so I made this for him. Sorry for posting it so late. The phone lines and DSL have been down in my area. It's so weird, there weren't any storms or anything, but it went out yesterday afternoon and they just got the problem fixed. When we called yesterday to see what was going on, they didn't even know about the problem and predicted it would be fixed by the end of tomorrow. Glad it didn't take that long! I was so freakin' bored! It seems like when the phone and internet are out that all you feel like doing is talking on the phone and getting online rolleyes. I think I spend more time reading about stamping and seeing what everyone else stamped that actually stamping, lol.

Anyway, I did the brayered sky technique on this card, which of course was inspired by Michelle Zindorf. If your not familiar with her work, you've got to check out her blog! She has a bunch of awesome tutorials. I just started by embossing the trees, then brayered on Apricot Appeal, then a little Pumpkin Pie. I can't remember if I used Really Rust on this one or not. I did a bunch of them just playing around. Then I sponged a little black at the bottom. I think I might make a big pile of them for men cards. My husband was sooo impressed! He said that it's the coolest card I've ever made mrgreen. What a sweetie! Did I tell you he brought me a bouquet of flowers for no reason the other day! They are the most gorgeous tulpis and roses mrgreen!

And I just realized I'm kinda running late, so I can't post the recipe right now. Hubby and I are supposed to be somewhere in 15 minutes, so I gotta run! If you have any questions just email me or leave a comment. Hope you all have a great day! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's projects on the Stamp Something Blog! I can't wait to get back so I can!!

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11 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a great card Emily! I always seem to put off doing masculine cards. Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Lorie said...

Oh, Lynn...this is gorgeous! I seriously love it!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This is amazing! Just gorgeous!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Emily, love the background you've created. Great color combo too, perfect for those men in our lives. Your card is now posted on the challenge site, sorry that you had internet troubles. Have a great weekend. :)

Melissa said...

Simply stunning Emily!

Many Blessings,
M.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Corie said...

Love this -- such a FANTASTIC guy card!!

Christina Hill said...

Beautiful card! Love how you did the background.

Lauren said...

So pretty Emily! I love the sky you did. Fabulous technique.

Erin... said...

GORGEOUS love it Emily!

Alex said...

This is totally gorgeous Emily - WOW!! What a fabulous manly card, I love it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex