Boys Will Be Boys #2

G’day Stampers,

My card has been created using our sketch for this month.  I again decided to use “Boys Will be Boys” which has grown on me &2-February-2015 since using it here a lot of other ideas have popped into my head.

I’ve had this Silver Foil sitting in one of my drawers for a couple of years & thought this was the perfect time to use some of it.  I decided to emboss it using the Chevron Embossing Folder  prior to adhering to a piece of Tangerine Tango Card.

I stamped the Robot Image onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Versamark & Smokey Slate Inks.  I embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder & set with Heat Tool before randomly colouring with my Blender Pen & Smokey Slate Ink.

For my greeting, I decided to try the Faux Metal Technique to match the Silver Foil & the embossed imaged.  If you haven’t tried this technique before, you will be amazed at how hooked you will become.  It gives such a rich finish to your card.

010aa-blogI rubbed Versamark over a piece of Whisper White Card, poured Silver Embossing Powder over the top & heat set with a Heat Tool.  I repeated this 2 more times.  On the 3rd time & while still warm, I then carefully stamped my greeting into the embossing, ensuring my stamp didn’t slip & slide.  The stamp tends to leave a deep metal image, hence giving the effect of “Metal”.

In fact, I liked it so much that I created another card with my greeting cut into a Banner at one end & using a Tangerine Tango Dot from the Brights Collection Dots.

To create your own card, click on the link below for your tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


43. Happy Birthday – Boys Will Be Boys


Boys Will Be Boys

2-February-2015This is a stamp set that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for sometime. As it has never seen ink, I thought it would be the perfect time for it to be used.

My card today is one I did for our monthly challenge. Our challenge is for all the ladies in my Volunteer & Technique Classes as well as Customers who would like to play along. In fact, anyone is quiet welcome to play along.

I was determined to use the DSP – Best Year Ever from SAB 2015 for my card. As I was sort of playing with colours, this stamp set popped into my mind. I wanted it to be a boys card, but after seeing the finished card, it could easily be for a girl too. The DSP for some reason reminds me of blocks.

030blogFor the inside of my card, I randomly stamped the “Lego” Images onto Whisper White Card with Crushed Curry Ink prior to adhering to a piece of Sahara Sand Card & then to the inside card.

It is a fairly easy sketch, but one that I’m sure the ladies will love.  If you get a spare 5 minutes why not have a go.  It is a great way to get some of those cards created that you need for upcoming birthdays, etc.

Please click on the link below to download the tutorial to create your card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


39. Happy Birthday – Boys Will Be Boys