Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Casing Debbie Olson


I needed a thank you card for my very nice brother who generously donated his time to getting my new laptop up and running with all my "must haves" transferred from the old desktop. He's an IT guy for a living so to willingly do this for me on his time off was very much appreciated. I knew I wanted to get him a coffee card to say, "thank you," and in the back of my mind, I remembered that Debbie Olson had a fabulous On My Couch card that would easily work for a man and had something coffee-ish on it. Bingo! You can see her original here. As you can see, I followed her example almost exactly, which was great as a time saver, since I wanted to get this in the mail. I just loved paper piecing the chair. I don't do paper piecing very much--I should try it more often. Sorry the lighting isn't so hot, I was experimenting with the natural light in the bathroom for the picture and I don't think there's enough of it! :-)

Supplies
Stamps: On My Couch--PTI
Paper: Stash, plus PTI Rustic White
Ink: Versamark, Copics, Ranger Industries
Ribbon: Michael's
Buttons: Stash

22 comments:

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful - well, in a manly way too...LOL. I'm sure your brother will love it! I'm curious - are buttons okay in the mail system? Just wondering since I've never mailed a card that had buttons yet. I know some mail gets run through the machine.

Shiloh said...

I love the texture on your chair! great card!

Noora said...

Verry Pretty card! very pretty patterned paper, looks very beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

I love this card and I love the PP used .......

Ted said...

Jill, great card... very masculine. Your bro will love it! :)

Sherry said...

WOW! Fabulous card!! Perfect colors!

Teresa said...

Such a perfect "man" card, Jill! Love it!!!

megspaulding said...

Jill, this is a great card! Its a perfect masculine card... I love On My Couch and you did an excellent job with it!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is VERY pretty!!

Brenda said...

it's so pretty ! I love it!

Christi said...

lovely!

Karen said...

I love this card. The patterned paper is wonderful with it. Maybe I should add "On My Couch" to my wish list. . .

Karen H. said...

Love the card. The texture on the couch is perfect for a masculine card.

Dana said...

LOVE the tweed look to your chair Jill! Perfect for a guy. Oh and I don't think the link to Debbie's blog is working...

Danielle said...

Great card! It made me add the stamp set to my cart!

Michelle said...

Love all that rich brown - sounds like the perfect card for a man and with his love of coffee.

Janis said...

Beautiful card Jill! I just got my On the couch set and can't wait to play with it!!

Julie Camacho said...

Beautiful Card!! Very Masculine!!

Lorraine said...

I love your card! So great for a guy. Your brother will be impressed!

Danisha said...

Man oh man, the more of this stamp set I see the more I like it! Nice card, love the backgroud paper, sets the couch off real nice.

Ellie A. said...

So Sweet! :) I am crushing on these couches!

Chris said...

What a great guy card - I love what you've done here and may just have to case you!