Somehow I had it stuck in my head that I had some navy and green plaid patterned paper tucked away in my paper collection somewhere. After spending more time than I care to admit searching for it to no avail, I decided to make my own plaid. Sure, I could have gone with navy dots (which I definitely have in my collection) or green stripes (which I also have plenty of), but once the plaid idea got stuck in my head, I just couldn't shake it! Anyway, I used an ancient plaid stripes rubber stamp from The Angel Company to build a green and navy background.
The green and navy colors were perfect for DeNami Theme Challenge #6: Boys. I was super excited to use my brand-new DeNami Friendly Robot rubber stamp and the Solid Scallop Dot Rectangle stamp I received free with my DeNami Designs order. I colored those absolutely adorable little robots with the Gamsol Magic technique, using Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and a paper blending stump.
I like that I was able to leave this card rather open-ended. It could be a baby boy card. I could make it an "Oh, Boy! It's your birthday!" with the right sentiment inside. My son could use it to write a fun thank you note. I think it could even make a cute congratulations card--for a super report card, a sports win, or for any job well done. :)
- DeNami Theme Challenge #6: Boy
- Wee Memories #50: Color! Use the colors that inspire you or your favorite color palette. I just love navy and green together. :)
- CPS-Card Sketches: Sketch #212
Thanks for joining me today for my little slice of bliss. I'll see you again soon!
Stamps: Plaid Stripes from The Angel Company; Friendly Robot and Solid Scallop Dot Rectangle from DeNami Designs
Paper: white storm CS, SU night of navy CS, SU wild wasabi CS
Ink: Palette noir black, SU night of navy, SU wild wasabi
Accessories: precision scissors, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stump, white gel pen, foam tape, baker's twine
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, handstamped background