Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Stamp - New Card

On Tuesday I did my stop at three of the stamp/scrapbook stores in the Milwaukee area on my way to my daughters.

One of my stops was Gina K's new store front in Greendale, Wisconsin.  It is called Village Paper and Ink.  It is well worth the stop if you are a stamper, card maker, or paper crafting.  Gina K was working in the store also along with a couple other friendly faces I recognized.  My card today used a stamp I bought at the store.  I have a thing for trees and leaves.

I based my card on the weekly sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I struggle with making clean and simple cards.  I think I struggle with the white space so I used a scrapbook paper here for my stamping surface.  The surface has lots of depth to it so I don't know if that stops it from being clean and simple.

The stamping at the bottom represents the strip on the bottom of the sketch.  I did move my sentiment to the other side.  I needed to balance the tree.  I just colored the inside of each leaf with a copic marker and added some grass under the tree to ground it.

I am also placing it in the challenge at CASology where the challenge is masculine.  I guess the colors make it masculine in my mind.

Thanks for stopping by.  I need to go to the post office to mail bulky cards.  I am also cleaning but hope to get back to creating a little also today.  Have a wonderful day.


Joyce said...

This is a fantastic masculine card, and I am so envious that you found 3 papercrafting stores to go to. They seem to be a dying breed. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Jen Brum said...

Great card! Love that tree and the great background! Very masculine! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful card! I love your background! So glad you joined us at FMS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb how fun that you got to shop at three different stores! Wonderful masculine design! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!