This card was created for a class I held back in August showing the ladies how to use the Big Shot, Colouring with Markers, Sponging & Masking. It was a very enjoyable class, the best part being all the cards were really different, even though we all had the same kit.
I love the way this card turned out. It is one of the cards we created in our Technique Class on Sunday – Bleaching…. What a fun technique! I know I will be doing more of this one….
Some people find it hard to create a male’s card, so we will be mixing our cards so that we cater for males, females, kids, etc as well as ocassions. I find what works the best for male cards is to stick to basic layouts – can’t go wrong!
I am in the middle of creating a couple of cards for my cousin, but as usual got a bit side tracked. Sometimes it is good to be do this, or so I tell myself, as it refreshes your mind.
I went in search of a challenge & thought I would have a go at the one over at A La Carte Monkey, one which I’ve never done before. Anyhow, this week it is all about Birthdays. We can never have enough Birthday Cards in our stash!
Base Card – Whisper White – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 30cm x 10.5cn – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Night of Navy – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Night of Navy – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 11cm x 8.5cm
Envelope & Inside…
Using Staz-On Ink, I stamped my image 3 times onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I wanted to fill the white space while at the same time, keep the white space, if that makes any sense.
Grabbing my Blender Pen & SU! Marker – Poppy Parade, I coloured parts of the sails, along with a small part of the boat. I drew a couple of birds with my Stampin’ Write Journaler.
I adhered this piece to the smaller piece of Night of Navy, then to the DSP & finally to the larger piece of Night of Navy with Snail Adhesive. I adhered a piece of Ribbon down the Left Hand Side of the card, tied a knot & adhered the whole lot to the Base Card, again with Snail Adhesive.
My greeting was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White using the Night of Navy SU! Marker and cut into the shape of a flag. I threaded a piece of Linen Thread through a button prior to adhering to the banner & finally to the card.
Stamp Set – Seaworthy, Under the Big Top
Ink – Staz-On
Cardstock – Whisper White, Night of Navy
DSP – Poppy Parade
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Night of Navy, Linen Thread
I pulled out my Colour Coach today to find a colour combination that would be a little different & for colours that I would never think to use together. I went with the “Getting Started” Combination, which has gone perfectly with today’s card.
I’ve used the sketch from Clean and Simple which just cries for a clean & simple card!
I’ve also combined it with my groups weekly challenge for Late Night Stampers. Challenge 108 – Let’s Hear it for the Boys – Masculine Cards
Base Card – Old Olive – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – cut, score & fold in half
Layer 1 – Marina Mist – 5 7/8″ x 2″ or 15cm x 5cm
Layer 2 – Real Red – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 10cm x 6cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 9.5cm x 5.5cm
For my card, I randomly stamped Marina Mist Cardstock using Marina Mist Ink. I then adhered this down the LHS of Old Olive. Using Marina Mist Ink, I stamped the image directly onto the Whisper White. I stamped the greeting in Real Red Ink off to the right of Whisper White Cardstock. I adhered this to Real Red Cardstock & tore the bottom of the Real Red Cardstock.
Using Hemp Twine, I tied this around the middle of the Whisper White & adhered the whole lot to the base card. I threaded a piece of Hemp Twine through a buttom & adhered to the card.
Stamp Set – Seaworthy, Sincere Salutations
Inks – Real Red, Marina Mist
Cardstock – Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist
Ribbon – Hemp Twine
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Button – Real Red