Monday, 17 August 2015

Just because...

Today I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches #199 challenge.

I decided to take a masculine approach to this sketch. I always have trouble making cards for men, so thought I would use this opportunity to give it a whirl.

I used sahara sand cardstock for the card base, stamped in chocolate chip ink, added some chocolate chip card to the bottom, then stamped my sentiment on very vanilla cardstock.

I love the sentiment on this card, you will find the "just because" sentiment in the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. The main imagine is from "Lovely as a Tree" set. This set is a versatile set which I have used more times than I can count.

I used a shadowing effect for this card. I created it by double stamping without reinking. When you do the second stamp, you slightly move where the image is, to give an illusion of a forest of trees.

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  1. Awesome Post Rose and love your blog, I would love you to include me in the link for Crazy Crafters, I have you on my list on my blog: Angexxoo

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Angela. I will certainly add you to the list. It has been so long since I've updated it.

  2. Beautiful! I love the shadow effect you've created, and this card is perfect for a masculine (or feminine) recipient. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches! Be sure to join us again next week as we have a fun celebration planned for our 200th sketch.

    1. Thank you for your comment Amy. Looking forward to playing along next week.