goose_thinking_of_youI usually think of Canadian geese in the spring and fall when they are heading north and then back south again. I haven't seen any flying overhead yet but we have been having some cooler weather of late, so I'm expecting that I'll see them soon-ish. Last summer a group of them nested by the retention ponds at the office of my "day" job. This year they only made a short stop on their big trip north. I have to say that watching the little goslings walk around in groups with their parents was really cute, but the painful part was that they pooped EVERYWHERE. So, I was kinda glad that they only paid a brief visit this year.

I usually make cards that are more feminine, using flowers and/or embellishments that are more frilly. I really enjoy making cards that are more masculine and less frou-frou, and I was glad to break out the new catalog stamp set for this card. I really like the images in the Wetlands stamp set and I have a vision of making a couple of cards that are more "beachy" in scheme. I envision some more masculine cards getting created with this stamp set, so stay tuned.

I was inspired by a color challenge on my favorite site for this card. I thought that these colors would be perfect for a more masculine feeling card. I realized that all of my color combinations that are inspired by challenges seem to always come from this site; I hope you don't mind the repitition.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: Wetlands
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Argyle embossing folder, Woodgrain embossing folder, corner rounder punch, Stampin' sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals