Saturday, 7 April 2012

Gardening Ted

I had the urge to make a male card the other day, not something that happens very often as I usually find them the trickiest.  I find it sooo hard not to pile on the embellishments!
The image is from a Personal Impressions stamp set which I got for Christmas and hadn't got round to inking.  What was that?  Did I hear mutterings about me having too many stamps?  I'm sure that's not even possible!  I stamped him in Memento in Rich Cocoa for a softer look and doodled some notes because his face looks like he's whistling.  I coloured him with Promarkers and masked him of with a post it note mask.  I then used a cloud mask cut from copy paper to make the sky using an ink duster and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Finally, I added seed beads for eyes.
The papers are Papermania Go Green, the perfect papers for gardening themed cards.
I've added some baker's twine and a teeny wooden ladybird to add some interest to the image.
The leaves were made with Cuttlebug dies and embossed with various folders for a bit of texture.
The leafy border is a yummy Martha Stewart punch and the buttons are from my mahoosive bag of Boofle buttons.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Stampin' for the Weekend - #7 - teddies
Seems a Little Sketchy - #10 - sketch
Twisted Tuesday - #1 - clouds


  1. great male card Wendy - I love the die cut papers you've added - it gives a real twist and texture to the card - fabulous - love this stamp too - I think I may have it in my collection too - will have to have a search! Hugs Rachel xx p.s thanks for becoming a follower xx

  2. So beautiufl is your card:)x

  3. what a fab card - so much detail and loads to look at [and admire] - love the twine

  4. Fabulous male card Wendy...I have this stamp set and have never inked it up, shame on me, must do now he's so cute.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is so cute! I love the little music notes. Great clouds and scallops. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  6. gorgeous card wendy.i love your colours and details and fab image :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Love the watering can paper that plays on your gardening theme for your image! Thanks for playing along again at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back for the next sketchy challenge!

  8. That teddy is so cute,love his jumper

  9. Hi Wendy, fab masculine card - such a cute image and love the background.


  10. What an adorable card! I just love that sweet little teddy! Super job on the clouds too! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  11. Sweet teddy bear! I love all the texture you used and great clouds too! Thanks for playing along with the Twisted Tuesdays challenge this week!


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