Sunday, January 13, 2008

Calm, manly goodness

The background idea for this card is taken from Nicole Heady's project here. Well, really the whole card is inspired by hers, I just used Stampin' Up! stamps instead. Below is a photo of the card without the sentiment. I think that the earthy colors and natural stamp make this a very masculine card. As Ky put it, it has a very Zen feeling to it, adding that that was impressive since Dante's not usually a Zen kind of guy. :)

TIP: When you have a small image that you want to have impact, add layers as well as items to draw the eye toward it. Notice how my hemp string is tied so that they almost make arrows pointing inwards?

I used the sets Embrace Life and the hostess set, Infinite Goodness.


chat said...

wow !!!!what an innovative design !!! i love the concept definitely!!! i love your blog and already gone through your designs. you are so talented.
Thanks for visiting my blog.i am considering a watermark since the first one i had i do not know how to do it and incorporate in my card.

stampin_melissa said...

Melissa, great minds think alike! LOL! Okay, mine may not qualify as great, but the idea is! I used this same technique, colors and stamp set when I was working on my card. I got hung up on the sentiment part so I haven't finished mine yet, but I really like your idea of layers. I may scrap my first sentiment attempt. Thanks for the encouragement to finish this project!