It’s been quite a while since I shared here, and definitely time to get back into blogging.
So let’s get straight into it!! I have made a fairly simple card, a black and white Christmas card which features the cute bird from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set, and Christmas greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set.
The corners have been punched out using the Holly Border Punch.
Don’t you just love that bird? Gorgeous for colouring but equally beautiful just like that!! I’ve stamped using just Momento Black ink.
The Male Room have a Black and White challenge happening, so I am going to add this one.
I hope each of you are coping with the situation around the world. Keep crafting and keep smiling.
Firstly today, I am very excited to let you know that I am now a member of the Design Team for Cardz 4 Guyz, and so will be posting heaps more masculine cards for you. The challenge is fortnightly, and I hope you will share your projects with us and pop in and check out what is going on. Here is the link to the challenge blog: https://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/
Today I am sharing my first card as a member of the Design Team, and fittingly, the theme is Music. You may not be aware that I was a professional musician in a former part of my life and still play a lot of music, these days as an amateur in support of my son who also plays an instrument.
The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. Everything else is from various sets of Designer Series Papers. The music and wood background papers are both from Pressed Petals Designer Series Papers, and the gorgeous little bird has been fussy cut out of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers.
The sentiment is normally straight but since it is a photopolymer stamp, I have curved it onto the clear block, to create some nice shape.
Why not come on over to Cardz4Guyz and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been doing with this challenge.
My card today features some different Designer Series Papers to the ones I have been using recently.
The lovely stripey one in the background is from the Come Sail Away DSP, I love the soft colour, it would be wonderful for baby cards or feminine cards, or… well, any cards really.
Down the sides of the DSP, I have used a piercing tool to make the holes and then joined the dots using a marker. It went a bit wobbly in a couple of places – I need more practice!
The pen and ink bottle have been fussy cut from the Follow Your Art DSP.
The words are from the New Wonders Host stamp set, and the background layer has been embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
The Male Room card challenges have a Multiple Layers challenge happening at the moment, so I think this one qualifies.
I am having so much fun playing with embossing folders, and creating a lot of different textures and interest on my cards. I like texture, especially on the masculine cards.
This card uses a combination of Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and Woodland, two of my all time favourites. And I am very happy to be able to tell you that both of them are carrying over to the new catalogue.
I thought it would be fun to play along with the current challenge at The Male Room, which is “Anything Goes” with an optional twist of using Origami. So I made an origami leaf using some Vellum to go with the “wood” theme of my card.
It’s just a very simple folded triangle, very easy to do. I’m not sure that I am entirely happy with it, I wondered if it would be better with two leaves, but didn’t want them to over power the rest of the card, so left it just like that.
There has already been a lot of excitement around the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley.
Stampin’ Up! has put together a wonderful selection of coordinating products for this limited time offer (1 May – 31 May 2019).
And keep in mind that it is strictly while stocks last, which might not be very long!
The colour combination of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Rose Gold is sooo gorgeous.
One side of each sheet of designer paper has rose gold accents and there are coordinating ribbons, die cuts and embellishments to make creating gorgeous projects, super easy.
Stampin’ Up! is good at making creativity super easy.
Here is a gorgeous sample made using the kit.
This is what you get in the Product Medley:
Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
Printed die cuts—2 sheets
Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)
So many goodies for such an awesome price, the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is only $139 and can be purchased from my ONLINE STORE using a single item code – 150059.
It comes in it’s own box and really is great value for all that is included.
And here is a closer look at the stamp set.
The Everything is Rosy Photopolymer stamp set, is a set of 18 stamps with a combination of small to mid-sized versatile greetings in a lovely font with heaps of gorgeous floral elements.
And there is a set of 10 coordinating dies to make it easy for you to quickly create your own embellishments.
For an even quicker project, there are 4 sheets of Rose Gold foil die cuts and 2 sheets of printed die cuts ready to go.
Here are a couple more samples.
I’m not sure about you, but I love the colour’s and the elements in this kit. It really is a gorgeous medley and would make a wonderful gift for a crafty loved one.
Or for yourself.
Wow, look at these high vibe colours.
I love this colour combo, so I just had to take part in the challenge!
There was just one problem with it though. I only have a few ink pads and out of these colours, only one.
So I had to be a little inventive.
I guess that would be the entire point of a challenge, right?
Fortunately, I do have all of these colours in cardstock, so here is what I came up with.
The balloons come from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and since I don’t have the punch, the balloons have been fussy cut.
I then attached some white Baker’s Twine to the back of each balloon before I adhered it with dimensionals, and tied the three pieces of twine together in a knot and secured it with a dab of glue to the card.
I have used one of Stampin’ Up!s Decorative Masks to create the background for my card today. These are such a simple but effective tool which would also be fantastic for using on scrapbook pages, art journal pages, and a heap of other things.
Something else I will be experimenting with, they are so easy to use, and it makes it super easy to create a quick background.
So I have gone with some yummy Grapefruit Grove cardstock for my main colour, and sponged….. Flirty Flamingo ink through the Decorative Mask.
Yes you read that right. You could, of course, use Grapefruit Grove ink and that would work too, but right now I don’t have Grapefruit Grove ink 🙂 and I liked the depth that the Flirty Flamingo ink added over the base colour.
Add some strips of off cuts and left over pieces of patterned paper and cardstock, and some white Baker’s Twine, and that’s a really quick and easy card.
The ends of both white off cuts have been punched using the Classic Label Punch, (another super versatile piece of equipment!) and the words are from Butterfly Gala stamp set.
Inspiration for my card came from the current Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that I LOVE a sketch challenge 🙂
The beautiful patterned papers from the Kaszazz Heartfelt range make papercrafting so very easy, whether that’s scrapbooking or in this case, a very pretty card.
I have combined this gorgeous paper with the card sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and come up with this,
Not the best photo, the papers are soooo much prettier in real life. I have sponged the edges and done some faux stitching with a paper piercer and white gel pen.
Here is the sketch:
I wonder what else I can use this pretty paper for?? I do have lots of ideas, and I’ll share them with you soon.
Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty. I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo! So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!
Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol 🙂
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.