Friday, March 22, 2013

Enjoy the Journey - in corrugated cardstock

Hello there!  It's Broni here and today I'm sharing my creation for the eTeam picks challenge, which is hosted by our own mega-talented Bonnie!  She asked us to use corrugated cardboard or cardstock and here's what I came up with:

I'm a card maker at heart, so I decided to make one for one of the guys in my life.  It's hard making a masculine card sometimes, but I thought the corrugated cardstock might work out well.

I started by cutting out 2 of the Stacked Artful Words alterations, one in kraft and one in brown.  My thought was to use the brown one a little offset behind the kraft one as a shadow.  I ran the kraft one through my crimper, and voila!  There's my corrugated cardstock!

Next I pulled out some items that I thought I'd like to use: my Mini Blueprints 4 stamp set, my TCW Mini Chevron Arrows template and some patterned paper.


I sponged the edges of my patterned paper and also around the edges of my corrugated kraft die cut, using a sponge dauber and Brushed Corduroy as well as some Spiced Marigold Distress ink.  I stamped the pointing finger image in Brushed Corduroy, and then sponged on some of that and the Spiced Marigold using the template.  By chance I laid the corrugated die cut onto a strip of brown cardstock and really like how it looked, so I changed course, ditched the "shadow" idea, and cut a strip of the brown cardstock for my card.

Next I started putting everything together.  I crimped the bottom edge of the brown strip and attached it using foam mounting tape.  I used Scor-Tape to attached the die cut. I tied some twine around the card front and threaded a piece through an orange button as well, then attached the button with Scor-Tape also.  I like the look of the orange button to brighten up the card a little.  Just because it's masculine doesn't mean it has to be dull!

And here's the finished card one more time:

Thanks so much for stopping in to check out what I prepared for you today!  I hope you enjoyed the process and that you'll play along in the challenge as well!  Here's the link to the CHALLENGE POST.  You have to see Bonnie's fantastic project!



butterfly said...

Wow - this is so beautiful Broni! I love your crimped lettering, and that green and marigold background is simply gorgeous - LOVE it!!
Alison x

Annette Green said...

It's always great to see more masculine cards and this one is fabulous. I'm glad I hung on to my Fiskars crimper. I almost forgot about that old tihng. Great inspiration.

Kim said...

Perfect, Broni! A wonderful card and great use of the challenge material. (I was toying with corrugated letters last night too!!) Love your card!

Erin Smetak said...

What a beautiful card, Broni! Love the background and the crimped lettering!!!

toni said...

Lovely card and a great idea with the crimping, also love the way you've used the mini blue print stamp x

Gery said...

You realy made a great masculin card.
Great colours you used for it.
Project succeeded!!
Groetjes Gery

Rea' said...

What an awesome card ( always need ideas for male cards) !

Rita said...

Absolutely Beautiful. I have entered the challenge for the first time Broni, not sure if I got it right. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cool creation! I love how you constructed everything :)

Donna-Marie said...

Thank you for inspiring me to grab a set of Tim's new stamps. I kept looking at them but was getting nothing...
So nicely done thanks for the inspiration :-)

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous card Broni!!!
Big hugs