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Friday, October 03, 2014

A Walk in the Wild meets Work of Art Masculine Birthday Card

Today while looking around in my workroom I saw this stamped image of the moose from the "Walk in the Wild" stamp set.  I thought I should do something with it.  There was nothing wrong with it and I don't remember why I had stamped it and set it aside.  But I thought I should make something with it before it gets ruined or the set retires!

I used the "Hardwood" background stamp and Chocolate Chip ink and made my wooden background.  Kind of wishing I hadn't done that. It's a bit too busy looking to me. But it's on there and there's not much I can do about it now!  It certainly screams "masculine", doesn't it?  LOL  

So to dress up the moose I used a couple images from the "Work of Art" set.  I stamped the top image in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped off once.  I didn't want the moose to have a big dark swatch over it and you wouldn't be able to see the detail.  Then I took another image from the set and stamped the grassy area using the new Mossy meadow and I stamped off once with that too.  It's a VERY dark green ink and again I didn't want a dark swatch of green over the bottom area.  Stamping off lets me see the details of the deer, yet gives the image some color.

The words are from my computer.  I do not know what the font is or what size the font is.  I printed them a while ago.  I just type up the words and print them out on scrap copier paper and I hold the negative piece of card stock from a 1-1/4" circle punch over the words and see if they fit or if they need adjusting.  Once I get the words to fit, I copy and paste them on my screen in 4 columns and then I print it out.  I save the page to a file of other events and holidays so anytime I need some words I have them on my computer.  I print them out on vanilla and white card stock and I put them in envelopes so I have them on hand.  I do sell these in my web store.  You can print out as many as you like, they are in a PDF file. There are 10 different greetings (10 sheets of different greetings).  All you do is print, the measuring is done for you!  

Anyway, back to my card.  I set the words in place on top of a Chocolate Chip scalloped circle using Dimensionals.  This card went together very fast and was super easy to make.

Edited 10-/4/14  I had the stamp set as "Wetlands" instead of "Walk in the Wild".  See what happens when you find stamped images laying around?  You don't even remember the names of the set they came from!!!  But it was great to be able to use it!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Mary said...

Oh the moose is from Walk in the Wild Wanda. He does make a wonderful masculine card :)