February 6, 2014


Hi Everyone! Today is Thursday and that means a brand new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary! Sketch Challenges are always my favorite and this one was really neat to play with:

I decided to go masculine this week with my card:

I added various images from multiple stamp sets on this one and dirtied it up a little. I started with the embossing on the card base using the Arrows Embossing Folder on Crumb Cake Cardstock. I then added a strip of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon diagonal around the card base.

I added two layers of cardstock using the Deco Labels Framelits Dies for the conglomeration of layers using Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Cardstocks. I glued the banners on the cardstock first before I cut it so that the banners would carry the shape of the framelit:

I have some stamping from the Peachy Keen and the Off The Grid Stamp Sets in Early Espresso Ink. I also used the ink with a Blender Pen to add some dirtiness to it here and there.

The Naturals Button and Candy dots work well to keep this card masculine but also adding a little bit of bling at the same time:

Make sure you visit Create with Connie & Mary to see lots more inspiration this week. Here is a listing of all my Stampin' Up! supplies:
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Early Espresso
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Off The Grid, Peachy Keen
  • Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Dots, Naturals Buttons, Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Arrows Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Banners Framelits Dies, Sticky Strip
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  1. What a fun masculine card! Love what you did with the framelits and punches! The grid stamp looks great, too!

  2. LOL! Debbie, we seem to use the same sets for these challenges a lot! Great minds think alike! I like your color combo and the wood button gives a great masculine feel. Very nice!

  3. Wonderful...we all so need masculine card designs. This is really great - at first glance I saw a bit of a tuxedo...love the bits of grid along the signs...wonderful....!

  4. What a super masculine card! Great choice of elements and colors to bring it all together!

  5. I love how you used the Deco Label for the focal point - adds a unique touch of visual interest!

  6. Fantastic card! You are so creative...using the Deco Labels as the focal point looks really cool!


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