For the month of March at The Male Room Craft Challenges, the focus is on projects featuring Animals. The Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder stamp set fits the bill perfectly! And I have gone a little different with my card, and used the Book Fold design, which is quite easy but a little different to a standard card.
The Wolf is stamped directly onto some of the New Horizons Designer Series Paper, along with some very soft and subtle images of the flower spikes. The strip of wood-look paper on the left is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. If you have been following along with my projects recently, you will know that I have started stamping the reverse side of the card:
And decorated the inside of the card with some strips of the same Designer Series Papers but left quite a lot of room for writing a message to the recipient.
I have left my card without a sentiment. For some reason I am feeling the need to create blank cards, cards that can be sent without a specific reason or sentiment attached, but more as a way of staying in touch.
The sketch for this week’s challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday is this one, perfect for Valentine’s Day if you are into celebrating it, or you could change the heart to another shape. There is also the option of making it a little more challenging by using the colours Red, Pink and Gold.
My card features the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper, along with some retired gold bits and pieces. Sometimes it’s good to hold on to some of the retired stuff!
I don’t have any heart dies (I must fix that situation!!) so I have fussy cut one of the bigger hearts from the Designer Series Paper and then cut a white one to frame it. The “stitching” around the hearts is done with a Stampin’ Write marker. This is a great sketch, if you don’t have any patterned paper, you could colour block and use two different coloured cardstock, or two different embossing folders. So many ideas!! We love to see your creations so please share with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.
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This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is to use the photo up on their blog as inspiration.
I loved the colours, and decided to use those as my inspiration. Since it’s the middle of winter here, some bright yellow is nice and cheery.
My card uses one of the printed Vellum sheets that comes with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card. I have coloured the Vellum on the reverse side using Stampin’ Blends, in Old Olive and Daffodil Delight – light Daffodil Delight for the petals of the flowers and the dark one for the centres.
The Vellum is simply layered onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock to help the colours pop, but because the colouring is on the reverse side of the vellum, it stays lovely and subtle.
I love the effect!
I have left the card as simple as possible, wanting the flowers to be the focus of the card.
Then I’ve added a little flower which was fussy cut from one of the other sheets of Vellum in the pack, to the inside of the card.
I have heaps more projects to share now that I have some goodies from the new catalogue.
Hope you have a crafty weekend – mine will be!