... than under it !
When I can, I like to give as much info. about the cards I have made, as possible, but sometimes that's just not gonna happen. When the stuff I'm using is rather old (sometimes, dare I say... ancient), I can't always remember where it came from (memory's going! Along with my hearing and my teeth!). Very often I've found a bargain somewhere (usually a 'pound' shop) and the product has no known producer/manufacturer (possible some poor child in a sweat shop in Bangladesh!). I know its not right (to support these cheap imports) but I really, really am not made of money and I really, really, have no intention of not crafting! So I, for one, continue to pick up cheapies whenever I can (although my conscience does sometimes prick!). But having said that, when you get to work with quality products, I have to say the difference is not only noticeable but also highly addictive.
I've entered a couple of challenges (unusually... I know!) and just to mix things up a bit (I'm a rebel at heart), I'm telling you about them before I show you my card (daring, huh?), so...
PILE IT ON - #9 - 'Happy Birthday'
CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE BLOG - 'Anything Goes Saturday Challenge'
CARDS FOR MEN - Ch. #5 - 'Monochrome'
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE BLOG - Ch. #87 - 'Make it Manly'
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY - 'Bingo' - Brads/Embossing/Sentiment
PAPER PLAYTIME - Ch. #5 - 'Anything Goes'
... and here it is
Most of the materials used for this card are from my stash, but I can tell you about the digi stamp... it is, of course, 'Gus' from 'BUGABOO STAMPS', he's great, isn't he?
'Gus' has been coloured in using 'Promarkers' and mounted onto a piece of 'KANBAN' cardstock 'Distressed Stripe', which has also been used for the first mat. The patterned papers were bought from E-Bay (along time ago), as were the brads.
I printed the sentiment out and then embossed it and highlighted it with a promarker pen. This is my first attempt at a 'Bugaboo' stamp... and I'm really quite pleased with it!
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