Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TST #129

Time once again for Try Stampin on Tuesday.  Today we have a sketch for you that offers a lot of suggestions.  
When I first saw this sketch I thought iphone.  You could certainly make a great tween card using the icons for the iphones.  However I needed a card for my daughter to give to her boyfriend. Since her recent surgery on her hand she has been unable to do much on her own because it is her right hand.  So now we have a Sergeant in the army not only preparing all the meals and cleaning the house he is now in charge of hair duty.  Trust me she says he does a much better job defending our country than simple pony tail duty.  We love him anyway!
Using a black grey and white theme I started by cutting out the grey centre piece and running it through the Diamond Plate embossing folder.  Then with simple DSP I ran that through the Gadget Gears die.  I had a piece of DSP from the Dollar Store that had a chevron and the hand on the same piece so I cut those out.  I stamped the white CS using the Clockworks stamp and then using my spritzing tool I spritzed the entire card.
The cut outs were layered onto the card using dimensionals and then stamped out the sentiment and used the Round Tab punch to cut it out.  I reinserted this cut out one again and made a second punch to make the tab a little smaller.  Then I stamped out the "11" on a separate piece of CS.
I added three smaller cogs in the upper right corner along with a flag - kind of a "I surrender" touch just for my daughter.  She thinks that she can do it all but has quickly found out that through all of this she needs her family around her to help her get through it.  

I am also happy to report that her Teachers at College have gone to bat for her (bad choice of words since she broke her thumb playing baseball) and the Dean will allow her to continue so that she will be able to complete her Dental Hygiene studies on time.  Dedication and good work ethics have certainly paid off for her and her Teachers have taken this into consideration when fighting for her.  Very proud of her. 

So what to you see when you look at the sketch?  Need more inspiration?  Hop on over to the Try Stampin site and see what the other great designers have in store for you.  You will not be disappointed.  Don't forget to post your creation for all of us to see.

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  1. That story is funny, hope you daughter is healed up and back to doing things real soon. This is a great card, I am sure he will love it!

  2. Hi Nancy. Amazing card! I love vintage/grunge and you do it so well. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well also. Have a great day.

  3. Fantastic card - I love all the layers and textures. Glad to hear that your daughter is doing well :)