Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cardz4Guyz Challenge - Myth and Magic

Welcome to my 4th and final post as one of the August Guest Designer's over at Cardz4Guyz.  This week the challenge is a tricky one...... Myth and Magic.
Not finding anything particular in all of the millions of stamps I have (!) that definitely screamed Myth or Magic I decided I'd go with a hidden message - which seems like magic!! 
When you look through these fun glasses, a message suddenly appears on the framed panel! I used Secret Agent Glasses die from PTI to die cut the glasses and the Top Secret and Restricted Access stamps are from Secret Agent stamp set, also from PTI.  The green frame was die cut with 2 Stitched Rectangle dies from Waltzingmouse and the stamp I used to 'camouflage' the sentiments is Mini Crackle (presently on sale!) from Waltzingmouse.
when you hold the red acetate lens of the glasses up to the pattern (stamped in Hibiscus Burst - similar to the red acetate) - the sentiments (stamped in Simply Chartreuse) are visible!  This one is "Sending warm thoughts for a speedy recovery' (Healing Touch Sentiments - PTI)
This one is "Hope you're back on your feet again soon" (an old wooden stamp from Inky Antics)
and the third one is 'Feel better' (an old wooden stamp from Art Stamps)

Wouldn't it be fun to receive this interactive card in the mail?  This is going to my stamping friend Anne's husband Jay who just had foot surgery today (which is why I particularly used the 2nd sentiment "hope you're back on your feet soon"!!) and I hope it will bring a smile to his face!

Please  join us over at the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge where you'll find lots of inspiration from the Design Team  -  there's a new challenge every Tuesday.   I have really enjoyed my time as Guest DT for August and I thank the team for inviting me to join in.  It certainly has been a challenge to create something masculine each week! 

I'm also linking my card to the following challenge:
Cut It Up - Old School (use old supplies or techniques)
 two of the sentiments I used are old wood backed stamps 

Stamps:  Healing Touch Sentiments and Secret Agent - PTI, Mini Crackle - Waltzingmouse, Feel Better - Art Stamp, Back on Your Feet - Inky Antics.
Paper:  White, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Red Acetate - PTI
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Craft - PTI
Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies - Waltzingmouse, Secret Agent Glasses - PTI, Tiny brads - Michaels, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

That is the coolest idea I've ever seen! He will absolutely love this card. We all know how much boys like toys!

Thanks for joining us for our Old School challenge at Cut it Up!


Samra Leshinski said...

Such a fun card Julia!!! Love it!

Becca Cruger said...

Now this is just Clever with a capital C! Awesome design and such a fun card!

Julie B said...

How much fun is this Julia, what a fantastic idea, As they say necessity is the mother of invention. :)

Cazro said...

Congratulations on creating such a cool card. Thanks so much for being a fabulous Geust designer at Cardz 4 Guyz. We look forward to you joining us again. Caz DT.

Redanne said...

That is just the most amazing thing... I know a lot of young people in our family who would love to get one of these! Love what you have made Julia! Anne xxx

Mervi said...

Great idea Julia! Fabulous card, just perfect for some lucky young man;-))m

Tenia Nelson said...


Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun project Julia! Those sunglasses are awesome!

Annette Allen said...

are you kidding me.... that is awesome..

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is really cool! I also love your popsicle card too!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

OMG - this is so very clever!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!

Shari Trumbull said...

Sooooo Fun, Julia!! This card reminds me of the 'Password' game, where you had a little sleeve that exposed the secret words! So fun!! Congrats on your guest gig this month at Cardz for Guyz! You did Great with all of the creations you made!! XOXO-Shari