Thursday, April 21, 2011

Handsome Hunter

 So, I have this ten year old package of Handsome Hunter that I've been trying to use up. I used it as the card base on all of these cards, and I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like hunter green very much.
 I automatically think of Christmas cards when I see this color. I love making Christmas cards, but I don't like this traditional color scheme as much as I like the colors we use more often these days.
 This one doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas card, it would work for any happy occasion. I also think this would work for a man. In fact, I should give it to my DH, who is upstairs trying to make the horrible leftovers from last night's disaster of a dinner into something edible. I am a terrible cook. I seem to be getting worse at it, too. I think I am so busy now that I have forgotten how to cook. Anyway, I am so happy to have a husband who likes to cook and is good at it. If it were up to me, we'd live on ice cream and Club crackers.
 This one is also not a Christmas card. I got to use some scraps on the little corner piece. It's always satisfying to use up scraps.
This is my favorite of the bunch. I used a PTI stamp and die, both new to me. Then I used a SUPER old SU! set, Fantastic Foliage, plus an old technique, shaving cream! I stayed old school and added some eyelets. When was the last time you used eyelets?

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

Check you out...your hunter cards are all lovely...want my hunter stash? I don't use it...but you rock it.

Sandy O said...

h My...every single card is fabulous. the stitching is just perfect.

Noelle Reese said...

I love these cards, but I agree, I'm not a hunter fan either!

Nancy said...

I love them all Carla - and especially loved your commentary on each one :^) ! I wish I could make such beauties with a color I didn't like! And it's fun to see "old school" -- I think the shaving cream technique is one of the coolest. (and I like hunter green!)

liannallama said...

love your cards and how you combined all the colors on these. I am feeling inspired to use my old papers now too!

Ila said...

Your cards are totally Fabulous!!..I love the way you used Hunter Green...and I can see it does make a perfect card for a fella. I haven't used eyelets for a long time...will have to get them out. Happy Spring!!!!

K A T said...

love your cards Live - love - laugh is great one! I found you through Bea Banks 's Blog
KAT Griffin

Linda w said...

All your Hunter Green cards look great. All have a differnt feel to them. a great batch of cards. Momo sent me and I'm now your follower, hope you'll pop and see me too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Hugs lin

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful creations, Carla! Super design for Christmas. Love non-traditional colors too.