Friday, March 06, 2009

Big Pieces

Another set that will be sadly missed...'Big Pieces', and its partner 'Little Pieces'

My set has been extremely well used! It comes in so handy for:
Quick and simple cards
Christmas cards
Clean designs
but best of all Masculine cards, like this one:

This was a long-ago stamp-a-stack. The greeting has since been retired. But the idea might still be useful to you!

I'm always reluctant to buy "masculine" stamp sets, because they are so often pictures of golfers, fisherman, cars, etc, and if the particular man you are making the card for does not fit into that category, then you are stuck! And I don't like having stamps sets sitting there being rarely used!

I've stamped the background with the inks full-strength, and then stamped off first onto scrap, and then onto the Vanilla cardstock for the centre panel. This gives a lighter shade, which means that the images aren't competing with the sentiment. Doesn't that circle on the right look lonely? These days it would have a scallop circle around it!

On a completely different subject, thanks to your generosity, Stampin' Up! has so far raised $58,131.68 for the Bushfire Appeal. What an amazing effort. Thank you!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Big Pieces, Little Pieces, All Year Cheer (retired)
ink: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
card: Kraft, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
other: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle


  1. Love it Marelle! Great masculine card!!

  2. Great card Marelle - it's nice to see some great ideas for masculine cards. I have this set so may try out your idea - love it!

    Thanks for sharing.



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