Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stamping Vacation: What a Guy Challenge

This month's What a Guy challenge at the Stamping Vacation blog invites us to use a lawn or garden care theme. I left this one until nearly the last minute, lacking inspiration.

The strangest thing happened...

For the first time EVER, my husband took an interest in what I was trying to accomplish (papercrafting-wise). He didn't come up with my idea, but he certainly contributed to it. It really can be wonderful to craft with others... They can see something where you can't!


The burlap was perfect for grass! I colored it with my YG17 Copic and that bit of burlap color that peeks through certainly looks like real grass does! And this grass needs a cutting!

Keeping masculine cards simple is a great rule of thumb.

I'll probably make this a Father's Day card inside.

The incentive to participate in Stamping Vacation challenges is always the gift certificate awarded to one lucky winner each month... The more entries you have, the better the chance!

The DT member with the most participants in their challenges (for this month only) also receives a gift certificate! Would be most appreciative to any who play along with this challenge as well as the ones I'll be posting later this month (Have You Tried, White Space and Lots of Paper).

Thanks all!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
  • Stamps: Harold's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Die: Grand Labels (Spellbinders)
  • Copic: YG17
  • Other Tools: sewing machine/thread, burlap

1 comment:

The Mama Monkey said...

What a great idea to use burlap and color it!! This is amazing!