Thursday, September 08, 2011

SplitcoastStampers' Ways to Use it WT339

This week over at SplitcoastStampers' Ways to Use it Challenge, we're continuing on our Back to School theme - this week the challenge is to use Staples. 

My friend just took her son out to Georgetown for his first year at college and she asked me to make a handful of cards that she could write to him.  Being a boy - I pulled out a masculine digital image from Tiffany Doodles and colored him with Copics.  I computer generated the sentiment - wanted this to be kind of clean since this guy's 18 & wouldn't appreciate too many layers or embellishments.  I sponged the edge with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and matted on garden green.  The background paper is ferns & such, matted on garden green also.  I took some jute and wrapped it around the background layer and then stapled it into place.  Finished off with a few sprigs of a punch from Martha Stewart before adding it to the chocolate base.

I have to say, I'm liking the staples, will have to run out and get some colored ones now.
What do you think?  Love to hear your comments.


Denise and Louise said...

Great card for a man. Love the image and the staples look fab.
Denise xx

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous masculine card.