Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tools + Pink

   I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We we went to a Harvest Festival at a nearby park on Saturday.  We had a blast!  They had all kinds of old fashioned activities to do.  The boys and I made our own hand-dipped candles, the boys shelled black eyed peas, used a giant press to press sorghum, watched apple cider get made and a bunch of other fun stuff.  There was food and music and a hay bale maze and it was all free except for the food.  It was a great afternoon.  We walked home and then made a yummy dinner of Beer Can chicken, acorn squash and onion potatoes that we ate in the dinning room with the good dishes and crystal and with the candles we made that afternoon lighting the table.  The boys always think it's such fun to use the good dishes and have candles in the dinning room.  Sunday we were busy with church, a long walk at a different park, making some soup and odds and ends around the house.  Busy but not stamping busy so I didn't get any new projects done but I hope to have more time during the week but in the meantime here's a card I made last week.

  This is another card that I made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge.  This particular challenge was to make a masculine card that used pink.  Wow!  This one took me a while to figure out.  First I don't have a ton of masculine stamp sets and then to use pink with one of them...well let's just say this project was started several times with several different ideas and this one was the best of the bunch.  Will it win any awards?  Certainly not but it fulfilled the challenge so here it is!

  I stamped the tools in Basic Gray and used my Marina Mist marker to colors parts of them.  I stamped the tape measure again, colored it in and then cut it out.  I used a small amount of Crystal Effects on the belt clip, tape measure thingy (yes very technical term carpenter grandfather is probably rolling over in his grave or something!) and the little tab thing-y (again!!) that you push to lock the tape measure.  So that little details shows up way more in real life. 

  I punched out the heart from textured Rose Red cardstock and then adhered the jazzed up tape measure with a dimensional.  The words were stamped on scrap cardstock in Basic Gray and hand cut and glued down to the heart using Tombow Multi.  The whole heart concoction is popped up with a dimensional as well.

  The part that I was most excited about is the embossed line detail around the right hand and bottom edges.  I did that super quick with my Simply Scored tool.  Just set my markers zip, zip and then turned my cardstock and zip zip again!  4 perfectly scored lines in no time at all.  Who needs a tape measure or hammer when you've got a Simply Scored!!??

  I  hope you all had a great weekend!  Thanks for looking! 

  Did you stamp today?

  Stamps: Totally Tool

  Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist (marker)

  Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Rose Red textured

  Accessories: ticket corner punch, Large Heart punch, Simple Scored, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. What a great card, Amanda! Oh my gosh, I love your cute little tools, and those score lines just rock! Thanks for sharing, and have an awesome week!


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