Monday, February 28, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 049 - Technique: Direct to Rubber

Needing a masculine thank-you card, I decided on the Direct to Rubber inking method, one of the techniques for the current JustRite Friday Challenge. Using a Marvy marker, I inked my centered sentiment (created with JustRite's Myriad Pro 50 pt. Font) and the thank you border from JustRite's You're So Sweet stamp set and stamped both on white CS cut from a Spellbinders' circle die.
For a little "fun" I next cut a Spellbinders' Eyelet Circle in red CS and then cut it again with another circle die to remove the outer eyelet edge for a more "masculine" look!!! Then I cut an Inverted Scalloped Circle in green to back my red/white focal layers. A bit of distress inking, a zig zag embossed edge and brown ric-rac finish off my simple "guy" card.
I love "double-cutting" with my dies, as well as combing my JustRite stamp sets to find more ways to make my dies and stamps work together to create the look I'm going for -- more "bang for the buck", a must in today's economy! Thanks for stopping by today!!!
EDITED to add: This card also fits the "All About Boys" prerequisite for My Sheri Crafts challenge so I'm linking it to her weekly challenge also! ;-)
Papers: Basic Grey's Mellow DP; Papertrey Ink's Poppy Red CS; white CS
Stamps: JustRite's You're So Sweet (border) and Myriad Pro 50 pt. Font (center sentiment)
Ink: Marvy LePlume #18 Dark Brown marker; Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Spellbinders dies: Eyelet Circles S4-304 (Die #3); Standard Circles S4-116 (Dies #3 & #4); Inverted Scalloped Circles S4-194 (Die #5)
Embellishments: Martha Steward Embossed Zig Zag punch; brown ric-rac from stash

11 comments:

Lynn said...

perfect masculine card! love the zig zag and ric rac. like the many layers

Mrs Ham said...

Marge I love this masculine "Thank you" card. I have the hardest time making masculine cards, but you don't seem to have that problem. Great job.

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

Nice card! Hmmm..."masculine card"?? I know another challenge for this one - lol!

Mary Jo said...

very nice. Like how you did the ric rac and layering.

Colleen said...

Marge,
Great masculine card. Love the idea of cutting the outer edge. Great job gf. I hope at least one of us wins :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a wonderful card, Marge! Love all the great layers and textures!

Lynette said...

Great masculine card, Marge! Nice colors, too.

1CardCreator said...

Perfect guy card and those are so hard to make, you really rocked it with this one.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful, Marge! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Marge! Love all the layers!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! This is such a FAB card! LOVE the colors and all the punched layers! REALLY LOVE that edge punch ~ just the right finishing touch!

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