Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Say Hello to an Old Friend

Remember Always Artichoke?  It's been forever since I got him out and made a card with him. I kind of missed the old guy and I admit that I've been two-timing with Mossy Meadow! But recently, I had a card to make for a good friend of ours and as I was planning the design in my head, my eye fell on a slightly dusty, unused pile of Always Artichoke cardstock! "Aha! That will be my card base," I thought, "but what should I pair it with?" As I leafed through my Designer Series Paper, a small piece of Tip Top Taupe from the In Colour DSP Stacks fluttered to the floor. I picked it up and tried it against the Always Artichoke.  "Wow! Awesome masculine combination!" said I in delight and the rest is history! So say hello to an old friend, Always Artichoke, a bit neglected lately, but rejuvenated with a new In Colour, Tip Top Taupe.  Here's the combination I used for this card:
Always Artichoke         Tip Top Taupe         Whisper White

  • Our friend, Garry, really likes antique cars! In fact, he just likes cars period! One of the activities that was planned for his birthday was a chance for him to drive a race car at the local racetrack. Unfortunately, that fell through, but it gives you an idea of his passion for vehicles. So I naturally had to go with this image from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set. If you don't have this set yet, it is fabulous for making cards for guys. It has great images and sentiments all geared to men and well worth the price for all the use you will give it.
  • The Designer Series Paper (hereafter referred to as DSP for conservation of energy and bandwidth) I chose was this Tip Top Taupe script pattern from the 2015-17 In Colour DSP Stack. I backed it with some Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
  • The main panel was stamped in Tip Top Taupe and Always Artichoke and I added three little Candy Dots (another old friend I haven't used for awhile) for balance.
  • The envelope liner is made from the In Colour Envelope Paper using the stripes design.
This is a simple layout, but very easy to complete and it makes a no-fuss kind of masculine card that is appreciated by many guys.

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new fancy fold design! TTFN!

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