Monday, March 2, 2009

Measure Once, Cut Twice ?

I know, I know....it should be Measure Twice, Cut Once! But I never said I was handy!! Here is another Doggone Stamp that I think would be great for a guy's birthday card, or Father's Day card!

The sketch for this card is from the Paper Craft Planet Doggone Stamps group weekly sketch that you can find here! If you have any Doggone Stamps, or just want to hang with some great people, check out this group! It is very very active and lots of fun! Nancy and Brian from Doggone Stamps are there all the time, so you can give them suggestions for stamps and get some sneak peeks or hints of what's to come!

Since I did not have little stamps for the background, and really wanted to mimic a layout from Sandra's blog that she recently did for Hanna Stamps. So, off to clipart land I went! I created a page of (free) clipart from Microsoft and printed it off. Sandra's card is gorgeous....check it out!
The card is square, so each little tool is about 1 1/4" square as well. For the inside of the card (you can see it peeking out above) i just layered white cardstock on some scraps from this great paper I have called Smarty Pants from SEI (I think). I only have a little of it left so I make good use of it!
stamps: Doggone Stamps, images from Microsoft clipart
technique: colored pencil
paper: Smarty Pants, black cardstock

13 comments:

Olde Country Creations said...

This is adorable! Love that image and what a fabulous sketch to work with.

Thanks for sharing.

Tonya

6 wacky women said...

Absolutley adorable card, Lauri.
I just love it!!

Karen x

Denise said...

This is sooooo cute Lauri!! Hugs to you! :)

Barb said...

Hey, I could use this guy around my house! Lots of odd jobs to do. He is very cute! Great idea to get the images from clip art. Very nice card that any guy would appreciate.

MiamiKel said...

The cutest!

Sandra MacLean said...

Hey Lauri!! Thanks for the link! :) I love this stamp and the 'accessories' you used!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great work with the clipart. he's really cute!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Cute card! I love your card sketch (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

Cute card! I love your card sketch (:

karen said...

Very cool!

Lorie said...

Hey Lauri!
Very creative thinking to use the clip art background with this card. A fantastic image, perfect coloring, and your creative imagination all make this card a hit! Great job!!!!

Lisa Olson said...

fab-u-lous I love this tile type of design.

dpkennedy said...

Awesome card! Love the background!

 
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