February 19, 2018

Control Freaks February Blog Hop!




Good evening everyone and welcome to our February Control Freaks Blog Hop. This month we are all celebrating "Birthdays". If you arrived here from Wendy Weixler's blog, didn't her projects just make you want to have a birthday? If you are starting with me first, either way, I will direct you to the next stop at the end of my post.


I have two projects celebrating birthday's today. One is more appropriate for females and the other is for that guy in your life. Let's start  with my female birthday card:



The stamp set I used is the Cake Soiree set and I started out using Real Red Ink and Cardstock combined with Powder Pink and then threw in an offsetting color of Lemon Lime Twist. I love how these three colors look together. Don't you?



I also stamped the flowers from the gift image using VersaMark Ink on Real Red Cardstock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder and used my Heat Tool. See how I used the little heart so that I would end up with flowers over the whole heart?



These are all of the layers I used on my card:
  • Layer #1: Real Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2". 
  • Layer #2: Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". 
  • The rest of the layers are stamped and cut with the dies and stamp set.
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Cake Soiree
  • Inks: VersaMark, Real Red
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Tutti-Fruiti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Tools: Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Card #2 is my Masculine Card:


I used quite a few products from our True Gentlemen Suite of products. Those products include:
  • Truly Tailored stamp set
  • True Gentleman Designer Paper
  • True Gentleman Buttons
  • Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon



What a great way to use these products combined with a layer of Embossing Paste that was colored with our Brusho Crystal Colours...fun, fun!


Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Truly Tailored
  • Inks: Brusho Crystal Colours, Tranquil Tide
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Dapper Denim
  • Accessories: True Gentleman Buttons, Night Of Navy Corduroy Ribbon, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Layering Ovals Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Heat Tool
  • DSP: True Gentleman Designer Paper
  • Misc: Water in a Spritzer

Are you ready to see more great projects? Head over to Cindy Elam's blog and then she'll direct you to the next person. Just click on the arrow below and thanks for stopping by!