Today I am over on the Inspired by Stamping blog showing a masculine birthday card. This is a case where the designer paper inspired me. It looked like a sunset over winter snow.
The Masculine Tags II stamp set had this wonderful image of the lone wolf with the mountains behind. Living in Colorado, this image spoke to me. With a cardstock flag to anchor the image and a sentiment from the Birthday Greetings any man would enjoy the scenic beauty on this card! Masculine cards don't always have to be browns or subdued blues. Bright colors can work too. Just keep the embellishments to a minimum.
It's time for another challenge over at CASE-ing Christmas. If you play along with us every week you could have all your Christmas Cards done in time for Christmas! Here's my CASE for this week.
This week we are CASE-ing Rocky's card.
I went very simple with this CASE. I fell in love with the cute Basic Grey cross stitch DP from my stash. The ornament stamp is CTMH. I blinged it up with SU silver ribbon and gems. Stop on over to CASE-ing Christmas and play along with us this week.
The technique challenge over at Club Scrap this month highlighted three different stamping techniques. Roni Johnson had some great ideas to achieve faux watercolor techniques. I chose to try the Stamping with Gelatos.
I used the Club Scrap Bold Bloom set from August 2012 to stamp these gorgeous poppies! Stamping on watercolor paper with the Gelatos seems to work very if you use a very fine spray of water on the stamp. There are two other techniques highlighted at Club Scrap (with videos) for you to check out.