Monday, August 11, 2014

Graphic stamps again

I am sharing another card made with graphic stamps!  I am very inspired to make more cards with graphic stamps even though they were not my favorite but now that I've learned some techniques from Stretch Your Stamps 2 I would like to challenge myself to use them more often.


Isn't it a great clean and simple masculine card?  I think so.  The color combo certainly suggests masculine, the font of the sentiment is straight-forward and to tell you the truth, I've actually removed the enamel dots after putting them on.  Fortunately the adhesive behind the enamel dots is rather weak so the removal did not leave any marks. 

Because it is so simple, it is importantly to ensure that the stamping is crisp and clean.  Every minute flaw could be magnified in a simple card like this.  After stamping the pattern, I went back to double stamp on them so the coverage is good.  Nothing bothers me more than a crooked sentiment in a card like this.  I am a big fan of starting with the sentiment.  Who wants to repeat the hard work because of a crooked sentiment?  I forgot to do it this time (because the card was quite an experiment for me) but I was fortunate that I got the sentiment right the first time! :)

In case you've missed it, please check out the feminine version of a Thank You card using the same stamp set here.

I'm linking up my card to the following:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Robyn's Festish - Anything Goes
PR Design - Masculine card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice CAS card, masculine or Feminine. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  2. Nice CAS card Joyce and I love the colour scheme, it really makes it pop. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics Masculine Challenge.

    Cathie DT Member

  3. Hi, A lovely project, love the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  4. Your C&S. Card is fabulous! Mine always end up with splodges, so much easier to cover up when you have a lot of. It's and pieces on your design, so well done! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  5. Hello dear Joyce!! WOW I never have thought to stamp the greeting first (so as to save possible horror!!) Very clever and clean and wonderful bright colours!! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  6. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  7. Love the clean and simple look that you have gone for, very effective. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.