Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mono Tool

Today’s card was inspired by two challenges I ran across. Challenge #6 at The Friday Mashup for a manly monochromatic card, and challenge #55 to do a card in monochromatic blues at Speedy TV that I just joined.

The first thing I thought of when I read about the two challenges was a piece of dp in my scrap pile. This is my first entry to both challenges, and I’m sorry to say I don’t own any of the Mark’s Finest Paper Stamps for the Speedy TV challenge, so I chose to use a SU set called Totally Tool to go with the dp.

Since I already had the dp picked out, I sort of worked this card backwards. The base card is a light blue, with a dark blue layer between it and the dp. The dp is from a DCWV The Guy Stack, cut to layer over the dark blue. All four corners punched with a Southwest punch, and dark blue twine wrapped into each of the slots. In my stash, I had some little Card Charms tools, I picked up at Michaels on the clearance rack a while ago, so I chose the screwdriver. The handle on the screwdriver was actually a different color, but since the challenge was for monochromatic blues, I painted the handle blue, and tied it to the twine with another piece of twine
For the main image I chose the screwdriver and sentiment combined, stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Faded Jeans Distress Powder, on the same blue as the base card, cut and embossed with a Nesties Label Six die, then sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really enjoy reading your comments.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Hi Judy, so glad you joined us at the Friday Mashup with your card. Such a simple but effective use of paper for your background. Love the sentiment ain't it the truth! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Great idea to do a Monochromatic with a color scheme already in place.. That screw driver image is too cute! I really like your background paper with the twine. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  3. Love how you mixed the two challenges. Love how you did the twine. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!!

  4. What a great guy card! Just perfect for Father's Day, birthday, etc! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week!

  5. This is totally great!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  6. Wow, fabulous DSP! How perfect with the tool set! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Mashup!

  7. fab sentiment....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  8. Great card! Love that DSP and the twine is a fantastic touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  9. Great card! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!


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