Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Mailman's Birthday


Before I begin I have a question for you...this is a simple card, right? No embossing, ribbons, etc. Then why did it take TWO HOURS to make? I don't think I've ever made a card in less than one and a half hours! Insane!
Well, I realized tonight that my BIL's birthday is tomorrow and you guessed it...he's a mailman! I've never used this Mailbox Greetings set by PTI, and I thought it would be perfect for his card. I saw a version of this on Niki Estes' blog and she said she had never used it either! I stamped it in black, used copic markers to color it in, and a silver pen for the flag. The set comes with grass, snow and leaves to place at the bottom of the mailboxes, but they weren't working for me. So, I just colored some dirt and drew in the little sprigs of grass. The sentiment should have been stamped lower, but I stamped it before I cut it out with the nestability. I also sponged in some clouds to fill in the white a bit. I stamped the little envelope on the Not Quite Navy base in black. The square brads are actually self-adhesive dots I got at JoAnn's. The dp is something very old that I pulled from my stash from a company called Mustard Moon. So, how long do you spend making your cards? I'd love to know! Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe
Stamps: Mailbox Greetings, Simple Little Things (happy birthday) both PTI
Paper: Not quite navy, real red, whisper white, dp from Mustard Moon
Ink: Adirondack black, bliss blue (clouds),copic markers
Accessories: Self-adhesive square dots, small and large oval punches, nestabilities, dimensionals, silver pen, sponge daubers

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great card, Lisa! I neded a masculine card today too! Wish I could have stamped with you, mine isn't nearly as good!
It seems to take me FOREVER to make a card! 1 and 1/2 hours is not unusual! It's my goal to create faster and get more cards in the mail to friends!

Niki Estes said...

Your card turned out so cute, Lisa! Your coloring is fabulous!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very nice! I am a slooow stamper! It's not unusual for me to start a card and finish it a day or two later!

LeAnne said...

Very cute card, Lisa. Don't even ask how long some of my cards take to make! Actually, it's the thinking part that takes so long. The stamping/assembly part usually is pretty quick. I see people who stamp 5-6 different cards at a time....I think they must be on chocolate speed or something!
LeAnne

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