Monday, June 8, 2015

MM9: Stay Tuned....

Hi, everyone! Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings. Today's card is an Operation-Write-Home-inspired card that is perfect for a TV-loving man.

Stampin' Up! core black; Core-dinations white; Distress Ink fired brick, (SU?) vellum
My Favorite Things stay tuned stamps and television dies
Distress Ink black soot and fired brick, heat embossed with Ranger clear powder on vellum
SU neutral brads
Recollections black and white
Winnie & Walter big, bold sentiment words in DI fired brick
The June Our Daily Bread Design challenge is to make a miss you card, which is one of the most commonly requested cards by our troops. I decided to go with a CAS card that could be sent to a dad/husband/brother. Missing You cards are tough to do for guys... but I think this one fits the bill.
I've been wanting to make a red-black-and-white card, ala Mad Men graphics, for about a month or so. When I saw that the current Shopping Our Stash challenge is Red, Red Wine -- and since there is not one single wine item in my stash, I immediately jumped on using red paper for the TV and red ink for an "important" part of the message. When I tinkered with using other colors for different card elements, it felt like the other colors took away from the bold statement made by these two red elements. So, I grounded the card with a little black... and stood back to appreciate the strong visual impact of this card.
I'm also going to link this up to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog's Make It Masculine challenge. Even though this card is going to OWH, it certainly would be appropriate for any of the three main men in my life.  :)
Parting Thoughts

OWH Finish Strong  Remember that August 1 is the deadline to get cards to Sandy as OWH continues to finish strong. Weekly challenges continue through July, with another sketch challenge coming this Saturday.  :)

Cards in Envy  There is a Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge going on Cards in Envy. This week and next, we are looking for cards for the ladies and, as always, cards should be mail-able in standard A2 envelopes and have a thickness of 1/4" or less.

Words 2 Scrap By  And, did you see the prize Annie is offering this month at  Words 2 Scrap By? This month, W2SB is looking for cards for the men in our lives using "It's a Man's World" as our inspiration words. As an added bonus, Annie is awarding a $20 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate for one talented crafter who shares a manly card at W2SB! You have until June 26 to link up a card/project for a chance to win.  :)

Think that's it for now. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. such a cool & clever card, i looooooove that awesome tv! great take on our "red red wine" challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! :)

  2. Great use of those dies - perfect card for a guy x
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx

  3. OMGosh Sybrina, what a cute and clever card! I love the CAS design and I know our Hero's will love it too! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Fab card...perfect for OWH!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Red Red Wine" challenge!!

  5. What an adorable card! Love that TV and sentiment. Just perfect for a guy.

  6. Great card and that wine color is perfect for our challenge at Shopping Our Stash! Thanks so much for playing!
    Chana, DT