Curvy Birthday Celebrations

I have been having fun experimenting with the curvy celebrations bundle and trying to add to my stash of masculine cards. I love the Brightly Gleaming dsp and thought this would be a great colour combination to start with - Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow. 

By sticking with these colours (and a pop of crisp, clean whisper white) I added more stars using the Stitched Stars and the gorgeous copper star designer elements.    


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Stampingpals Challenge SP#10


Hello everyone! I am happy to participate in another StampingPals Challenge. This month was a sketch challenge.

I was asked to make some money wallets so I thought I would combine the two. In the end my project is a bit of a stretch of the sketch but it has similar elements to it! 

I cut my base cardstock (gray granite) at 8" x 7" and scored at 2 1/2" and 5 1/2". I then added a piece of Peony Garden dsp to the front panels. 

I stamped my poinsettia in basic gray ink to soften the look of the flower outlines then coloured my poinsettia flowers with granny apple green and petal pinks blends.  And added a beaded pearl ( love, love, love these!) I layered dimensionals in between each layer to give it a lush, full look. 

The sentiment comes from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and was stamped in Granny Apple Green ink. 


I made a little thumb hole on the inside to make getting the cash out a little easier and quicker :) 

I closed the holder with mini magnets that I have had for a long time. I think I got them on ebay originally. They are easily attached with glue dots. I prefer the look of these to velcro dots although they would work well too. 

If you don't have either, you could make a belly band out of cardstock or dsp to wrap around to keep it closed. 

I hope you like my take on the sketch, I cannot wait to see what everyone else has created. 

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From All of Us

Hello friends, hope you are all well. I must firstly apologise for the card I blogged on Wednesday - if you thought it looked familiar that's because I had already posted it!! 

I guess it was bound to happen sometime but sheesh sorry about that. 

So on with today's card. Here I have used the From All of Us stamp set. I had fun colouring all the animals with my blends. I am no expert but I have fun with it and that's the main thing right? I did have a look at a card that my sweet friend Kylie @ Stampers Workshop made so I could get some inspiration for the colours. She is amazing with colour :)

Top tip - always use memento ink for these images that you are planning to colour - especially ones this large as other inks can make the ink bleed.

After colouring it all I cut it out with the stitched rectangle die and then coloured the background im with my pool party blends. 

I stamped the background of the card and added the sentiments from the same stamp set.   



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You're kind of a big deal - Whale Done!

Today I have a fun card to share with you using the Whale Done bundle. This stamp set has a coordinating whale punch which makes these cards quick and easy to make. 

I was inspired by posts on pinterest that used the Whale of a Time dsp as the base for the card. I then added some die cut seaweed from the Smooth Sailing dies. 

I added the vellum circle to look like a bubble and added some bling to look like air bubbles from the whale. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the dsp. 


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Hope your day is all fun and games - Game On!

For this month's Sunday stamp a stack class the girls asked for some masculine cards and this was one of the cards I came up with. I love this Game On stamp set but hadn't given it enough love so it was the first stamp set I gravitated to when designing my class. 

This card is actually rather simple, just stamps and ink. Because of the sketched design of the stamps they have a slightly old world charm. I randomly stamped the images in a variety of colours - cherry cobbler, misty moonlight and smoky slate. The focal image of the cards is one stamp that we cut out and mounted onto the stitched circle.   

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