Thursday, April 29, 2021

Bonus Guy Card


I missed a birthday and needed a belated card for a "gearhead".
That blob behind the car is supposed to resemble smoke
from the burning rubber of the tires,
peeling out in a hurry to send late birthday wishes ;) 

Rubbernecker Mustang image
Other images from Stampin' Up! 
Chevron border punch
silver mini brad

Thanks for looking 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Guy Card 7

I mentioned several posts ago that I made 
numerous masculine cards,
well here is the final one.

Everything used on this card came from Stampin' Up!,
most of which is from the Geared Up Garage suite.

The decorative strip that resembles a road was made by
myself with a white gel pen on black card stock.

The "smoke" from the tires "burning" was an image
in the set stamped onto vellum then hand cut out.

The sentiment tag is altered and uses two different stamp sets.
The one in the Geared Up Garage set says Happy Father's Day. 
This was an experiment to try to change it to Birthday
and it worked pretty well inking up a word from the
Crazy About You stamp set. 

Subtle embossing folder on Smoky Slate card stock
for the card front. I should've stamped the old 
Highways and Byways background stamp on it,
it looks too "empty" to me now.

Image is water colored and has silver ink accents.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Guy Card 6

Another card I made recently that many men 

(and some women!) would like to receive.

The stamp images are from Stampin' Up!, One Wild Ride set. 

Geared Up Garage dies, also from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =)


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Guy Card 5

Another card suitable for a man -
or even a woman that likes hot rods!

The truck image is from Stampin' Up!, Classic Pickups.
It was water colored with inks from my ink pads
using an aqua painter.

The words are also from Stampin' Up!
Heat embossed onto black card stock
to resemble a tire and wheel. 

The patterned paper and die cuts are from
Stampin' Up!, Geared Up Garage.

Diamond Plate embossing folder by Darice.

Papers and inks, Stampin' Up!

We, like many parts of the country, are going to see SNOW today!
Unusual for this late in the season.
We'll also have below freezing temperatures
 coming in the next two nights,
good thing I didn't put out any plants yet.
I was always told "don't plant until after tax day",
but I don't even plant that soon, just in case.
I'd be safe if I used this year's tax day
since it was extended ;) 

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, April 19, 2021

Guy Card 4

This is a flip card/swing card.
I used a die from Sizzix to cut the base.

Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder

Gears from Stampin' Up!, Garage Gears dies

HB die cut from chipboard and patterned paper 
(Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage papers) with 
thick cut alphabet dies from Sizzix. 

happy birthday are stamps from Stampin' Up!. Flexible Phrases

Thanks for looking =) 


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Featured Stamper 741 at Splitcoaststampers

What a surprise to receive an email this morning
 letting me know that I am the newest
Featured Stamper at !

By the numbers:
2003 - when I joined the site
100 - member number
2558 (and counting!) - projects in my gallery
401,000+ - registered users on the 
world's #1 papercrafting community
with "gazillions" of ideas shared :)

Guy Card 3

 Simple enough guy card:

Stamp the background or
use patterned paper
(I used a Hero Arts background stamp)

Pressure emboss a scrap of
"chrome" paper with a Diamond Plate 
embossing folder (from Darice)

Paper punch a red circle

Die cut a nesting stitched label die
(Stampin' Up!) and rubber stamp
a sentiment (also from SU!)

I stamped screw head images in the corners,
but you cold add real brads or eyelets

Attach the circle and label with dimensionals

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Guy Card 2

A pretty simple, straightforward card:

The car image is from Rubbernecker stamps.

The words are from Lawn Fawn.

The patterned paper and die cut gears are from
Stampin' Up!, Geared Up Garage.

Diamond Plate embossing folder by Darice.

Thanks for looking =)


Friday, April 16, 2021

Guy Card 1

If you are looking for masculine card inspiration,
I have several to share with you the next week. 

We have many friends and family members
that are "gear heads", so I like to make 
automotive themed cards for their birthdays.
Most of those birthdays are at this time of year!

This first card uses images from a Tim Holtz/Hero Arts set.
They are stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Vanilla card stock.

It is combined with two background sets by Stampin' Up!,
Highways and Byways   and Sanded.
Stamped with Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe inks.

I stamped the twill ribbon with an image from SU!

The front panel was cut into thirds then glued back in place
onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.
It's then layered onto a textured piece of Espresso card stock.

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, April 12, 2021

50th Birthday Florals

A card I (not so) quickly made to get in the mail
this morning to hopefully reach the recipient in time.
I didn't know it was her 50th when I
made the first card to send.

SUPPLIES from Stampin' Up!:
Perennial Birthday and Special Celebrations stamp sets
Stitched Seasons die
Jumbo number dies
inks and aquapainter

More Chalk Sayings 2 Stamp 
stamp and die by Stamps of Life =
banner on the front

Thanks for looking =) 


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Thoughts of You Card

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up! and are retired:

Portion of a stamp from the Rose Wonder set inked for
the sentiment tag.

All the other bits came from the Lots of Happy card kit.

Pink Pirouette card base

Thanks for looking =) 

EDITED TO ADD 4/12/2021:
This card was chosen as a CAS favorite as Splitcoaststampers

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

 - Janine di Giovanni

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, 
the human soul is apt to revive also."

- Harriet Ann Jacobs

The COVID 19 vaccines are giving me hope
 that this will be the last big holiday
I celebrate without all of my loved ones.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Easter Basket Card

This card was created with the final pre-cut card "kit"
I made for a class I taught many years ago.
I added some extras to it, not on the original project:
die cut edge,
pressure embossed background and ribbon trim.
The image is stamped and water colored
on a stitched edge die cut piece. 

I had several of these leftover, cutting more
than the number of people that showed for the class.
I have made other cards with the same kit,
but with different images and themes.

Here are some others:

I think this was the original card design,
inspired by a sample I saw somewhere

Everything used on these cards,
other than the ribbon,
came from Stampin' Up! over the years.

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, April 2, 2021

Bunnies and Tulips Cards


A couple of cheery cards for sending Easter wishes.

I water colored the image of the bunnies
 (a really old set from Stampin' Up! , Friends).

Terrific Tulips (also quite old) was used along with a
Stampin' Around wheel (stitched) for the purple card.

Embossing folder detail on the pink card. 

Both cards are finished off with a bit of ribbon. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Dry Embossed Flowers Easel Card

While reorganizing some things in my craft room,
I came across my neglected brass templates.
I haven't done dry embossed design cards in ages
and decided to make a couple of Easter cards with some.

The templates I used came from Lasting Impressions.

I embossed white core card stock
then lightly sanded the raised areas
 to reveal some of the white. 

The easel card base was cut with an old die by Sizzix,
I used Pink Passion card stock from Stampin' Up!
for the base and some purple plaid patterned paper 
by Die Cuts With A View.

Happy Easter, Happy Spring was created by stamping
three separate word images from Stampin' Up!
Even using clear stamps I still can't line things up
really well. This was my third attempt!
I used a pen to add a comma.

There is a dimensional underneath the flower
on the base to help hold the front up in place.

I made a second card with sanded dry embossing
that I'll share soon.

Mother Nature played a bit of a trick on us for
April Fool's Day:
temperatures fell into the upper 20's overnight!

Thanks for looking =)