A Sketch Challenge

Another masculine card today, this time based on a sketch for the challenge at The Male Room.

I have used some paper from the Typeset Speciality Series papers for the background of this card, with images stamped from The Open Sea stamp set.  I’ve added some linen thread and some of my favourite paper piercing, and the circles and squares have all been cut using Framelits dies, which makes it quite a quick and easy card!

Happy Stamping!
Chris

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CASE-ing The Catalogue

This week’s challenge at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges is to use the Memory Keeping Section (Pages 24-41) of the catalogue to inspire a project.
While I was tempted to share some Project Life pages for this challenge, I liked the idea of creating a masculine card based on the picture at the bottom right of Page 31.

I have used the Post Card stamp for my background, which is a stamp that I love but which has not had enough use!  I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the postcard in Early Espresso, and done some off-set layers to make it a little different.  The main image is from the Traveler stamp set, along with a few left over bits and pieces of the Typeset Specialty papers (Page 184), some Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Page 193), some Chevron ribbon and Linen Thread (Pages 206-7).

**Quick update:  Feeling special, thanks to the ladies at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges, who chose my card as their Top Case! 🙂

Hope you are having a crafty day!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Embossing Folders

Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who invited me along to the Numeralla Craft Group today.  I always enjoy getting together with other crafters, and this group were particularly welcoming, despite the chilly, foggy weather.
We made two cards today, and I decided to introduce the Big Shot and Embossing Folders.  I just love embossing folders, they are such a quick and easy way to add some interest and texture to a card.

This first card uses the Wildflower Meadow background stamp (Page 175 of the catalogue) and matching embossing folder  (page 227).  We also used the Delicate Designs Embossing folder for the lacy look and some of the gorgeous Venetian Crochet Trim (Page 206).

Our second card uses the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Page 227), the Typeset Designer Series Papers (Page 184) and the gorgeous stamp set called Traveler (Page 38) which is fantastic for masculine cards.

The ladies at Numeralla have invited me to join them whenever I want to, so I am guessing they enjoyed themselves as much as I did.  Thanks again, ladies.
Happy stamping!
Chris