|Going to the market........probably on someone's back porch.|
"To some blind souls, all cats are much alike. To a cat lover, every cat from the beginning of time has been utterly and amazingly unique." ---------------Jenny de Vries
I'm back with yet another card for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Masculine card with Navy Blue. As I mentioned, I got super-inspired by this combination and had a lot of fun making this series of relatively unadorned cards!!!
This time I used a new "Congratulations" embossing folder from my Darice - Phrases 3 Pack with that fabulous Core'dinations Heavy Weight cardstock I talked about here. LOVE!!!! I really noticed the difference in weights when I used my diagonal stripes embossing folder for the navy blue background. It nearly cut through the blue cardstock.......and in fact a small corner tore off which I had to repair. I didn't have any hint of that problem happening on my previous card using the heavy weight white.
To add a bit of shimmer, I had to use some of my favorite metallic color - GOLD!! I placed a narrow strip from the DCWV Foiled Cardstock, which I got for 50% off at JoAnn's recently because it was dinged up a bit on the edges. (Hey, it was already 40% off and so I told them I would buy this slightly damaged one if they would come down to 50% off. They did! Yay!!) Jennifer McGuire recommended this foiled cardstock on her site recently, saying a little goes a long way. So instead of cutting a huge chunk to completely surround my greeting, I used one little slice. Thanks, Jennifer! I love the more restrained look for this masculine card.
That's all for now. I will switch gears a little bit for my next card as I help usher in Autumn.
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #230 - Masculine - Navy
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #151 - Anything Goes with an Encouraging Sentiment
4. Pile it On Challenge #38 - Shiny
5. City Crafter Challenge Week #230 - Focus on Sentiment