Showing posts with label Cardz 4 Guyz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardz 4 Guyz. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cardz4Guys Challenge - Watches or Clocks

Today is my third week as August Guest Designer at the Cardz4Guys challenge -  this week the challenge is watches or clocks.
I just learned a new technique while participating in last weeks Split Coast Stampers Dare to Get Dirty week long challenges.  KelliJo called it a "distressed stenciled' background.  It involves a stencil, Distress ink and Perfect Pearls and water.  I used Perfect Pearls Mist already made up in a spray bottle - but  you can make your own spray by mixing water with Perfect Pearls powder.
First I inked up a white card stock panel by rubbing Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy ink all over it.
Next, I took a stencil -  this is Clock Work from Tim Holtz -  I laid it on a piece of computer paper inside a pizza box (to contain the spraying!) and sprayed all over the stencil with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.
Then I flipped the stencil over onto my inked panel (so the sprayed side is against the panel).  I placed another piece of computer paper over the stencil and pressed over it quickly with my fingers to be sure the stencil touched the card completely.
 Then I pulled the stencil off the card stock and was left with this wonderful shimmery design!  Cool, right?!!
I cut a clock face out of a piece of patterned paper from  Tim Holtz Paper Stash 8"x8" Collage (it fit perfectly with my 2" circle punch!  I layered it to a 2" circle of Kraft card stock to give it a little more  thickness.  I sponged the edges of both the clock and the stenciled panel with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
I embossed two Game Spinners and a Word Band with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
I layered the clock face onto the panel with foam dots.
I looped a piece of Linen Ribbon through the Word Band and attached it to the panel with two mini staples.  I adhered a Small Talk Sticker that I cut in half and drew around them with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with my finger to blur it.

I hope you'll 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 so I'll see you next week with another masculine creation!

I'm also linking this to the following challenges:
Virginia's View - Embellishments 
House of Cards - Metallics

 Frosted Designs - Metal/Metallics
Paper:  White, Rustic Cream, Kraft - PTI, PaperStash 8x8 collage - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Versamark
Accessories:  Clock Work Stencil - Tim Holtz, Idea-ology Game Spinners, Word Bands, Small Talk Stickers, Linen Ribbon;  Mini Attacher - Ranger, Black Stabilo pencil

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbered Birthday

It's another Tuesday in August - and I'm back for my 2nd week as Guest Designer for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge.  This week we are to make a masculine Numbered Birthday Card.
I made mine for DH Kent - this is how old he will be on his next birthday in January 2016 -  I hope I remember where I hide this so I can give it to him then!!   I just love the bold look of the oversized numbers - they are dies from Papertrey Ink.  The background is stamped with Spooky Tree from Waltzingmouse. The two sentiment stamps are from Inkadinkado Bird Assortment.
I used my long forgotten Owl punch from Stampin Up for the cute little critter and the Small Gothic Window die from Poppy Stamps. I sponged Ranger Distress Broken China ink over the edges of the piece inside the window frame.  The heart and eyes on the owl are popped up on foam dots.
I die cut the Alterations Small Easel out of kraft card stock and adhered it onto the back of my card  panel so it can be displayed nicely on a shelf or windowsill!

I hope you'll join us this week - and link up your Numbered Birthday masculine creation!  Who do you know that is having a special numbered birthday??  You'll find all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team over at the Cardz 4 Guyz blog!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Spooky Tree - Waltzingmouse, Bird Assortment - Inkadinkado.
Paper:  White, Vintage Cream Linen, Dard Chocolate, True Black, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream - PTI, patterned paper - [email protected] Simple Stories.
Ink:  Dark Chocolate and True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Broken China
Accessories:  Extra large 2 step Owl Punch - SU, Number Dies - PTI, Small Gothic Window Die - Poppy Stamps, Lead the Way Arrows - MFT, Small Easel die - Tim Holtz/Alterations.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Guest Designing for Cardz 4 Guyz - Adventure Awaits

I'm excited to share today - that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of August for the weekly Cardz 4 Guyz challenge.  I was asked after linking this card to one of their challenges a few weeks ago.  Masculine cards can be hard to design - so participating in this challenge is a great way to get inspired!
This week's challenge is to "use Orange and Brown" -  certainly masculine colors and ones I don't usually reach for!  I got out my Happy Camper Petite Places stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.   I think they are perfect for a Guyz card don't you?!  Especially a guy who loves the outdoors!
The background pieces are also from PTI -  the blue is cut with the Scene It -Basic Backer die, the mountains and trees are Scene It - Mountain View and the trailer, adirondack chairs and fire are Petite Places Happy Camper dies. (the trailer can also be made 3 D - too cute!!)  I layered all the pieces using foam dots on the trees, the chairs and the fire.  I used a Labels Thinlits die for the sentiment. 
I layered the orange and tan patterned paper to a slightly larger piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock and layerd that onto my cardbase of Rustic Cream.
I hope you'll 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 so I'll see you next week with another masculine creation!

I'm also linking my card to the Male Room Challenge - Spots and Stripes
(does plaid count as stripes going two ways??  and my sequins are the spots!)
and Just Us Girls - Autumn 
with these colors this could be an Autumn camping trip!

Stamps:  Petite Places - Happy Camper - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, White, DP Text Style Autumn Abundance - PTI
Ink:  Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Petite Places/Happy Camper, Scene It/Mountain View, Scene It/Basic Border - PTI; Labels Thinlits - Alterations/Tim Holtz, foam tape, sequins

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's a Jungle Out There!

For my card today, I pulled out an older Papertrey Ink set -  It's A Jungle Out There.  I love the animals in this set - they each have 2 stamps so you stamp the background of the animal and then it's spots or stripes - How beautiful is this cheetah?!  There's a coordinating die set for the animals as well.
I watercolored the background on water color paper with Ranger Distress Inks.  I rubbed Mustard Seed, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade on my craft mat and used my waterbrush to brush the colors onto the panel.
This card was so easy to make that I made 3 of them while I had all the supplies out! On this one I placed the sentiment along the bottom.  It really makes the card look different.
Here's what I stamped on the inside from the same stamp set - love the mix of fonts.
And here's my 3rd card -  I decided the sentiment at the center line was more visually pleasing (at least to my eye!)  I added 3 sequins to each card as well.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The Male Room - Song Title (I know you are singing Wild Thing now!)
Cardz 4 Guyz - No Designer Paper
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Stamps:  It's a Jungle Out There - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  water color paper;  Canyon Clay and Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade.
Accessories:  Waterbrush,  It's A Jungle Out There Dies - PTI.



Sunday, July 12, 2015

CAS and Masculine

Hopping in really quick tonight to sneak in two cards for two challenges I didn't want to miss!  
First I have a CAS masculine card.
The die is from Sizzix Thinlets - Shape Strips - and the sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.
I'm linking this card to CAS-ology Cue Card Repeat
My second card is also masculine but a little more involved.  I stamped the mountains and cactus strip from Way Out West along with the cowboy from Back in the Saddle on the card base.  All the stamps are from Waltzingmouse.  I die cut a piece out of the brown Bazzill card stock using a Thinlits Labels Die from Alterations and laid the brown panel over the card base so the desert scene showed through.   The sentiment from Back in the Saddle is stamped on another die cut using a Labels Die.
Here's a close up of the scene framed by the label cut out. I used Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewell and Smokey Shadow inks from Papertrey Ink and sponged over the whole area with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cardz4Guyz - sketch challenge.

I'm off to bed - back to work tomorrow - vacation is over  : (


Way to Go
Stamps:  Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies:  Sizzix Thinlits - Shape Strips 

Happy Trails
Stamps:  Back in the Saddle and Way Out West - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Brown Bazzill; Rustic Cream and True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye; Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel and Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Thinlits Labels - Alterations, star punch - Fiskars, foam dots.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Very Best Day Ever

Today I have a card that will work great for all the guy birthdays - masculine colors and clean design.  I die cut two panels using the Stitched Edge Dies from Waltzingmouse.  Then I stamped the Spooky Tree Background stamp - in Abandoned Coral Distress ink on the larger panel - and in Kraft Ink on the smaller panel.  I stamped this wonderful big sentiment called Best Day  in Smokey Shadow.
I didn't try to match up the tree stampings but  placed the panel so a few of the branches flowed into each other and I think it looks like it matches without really matching!  I colored a Mirrored Star with Espresso Adirondack ink and adhered it to the top corner (it looks more glassy and shiny IRL!) - and scattered a few brown/tan sequins over the card.  The dark colors keep these additions looking masculine.
Having said it works for the guys -  I also think this will work for the girls - a nature lover, someone you don't know well enough to know if they are all flowery, a co-worker etc. -  and changing up the colors would make a difference too.
 I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
 the Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge
My tree comes in from the left and my sentiment is larger but it is under the tree image!


Cardz 4 Guyz  - Something Beginning with B (brown branches)
I'm on vacation this coming week - whoo hoo!  Kent is still re-cooperating from his knee replacement (two months out) so we're not going away - but he is walking and driving - so we are going to go take some short walks in local parks and along the nearby ocean.  And I'm sure I'll get some extra stamping in as well!!




Stamps:  Best Day Ever, Spooky Tree Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral;  Classic Kraft, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Stitched Edge Dies - Waltzingmouse, sequins, foam dots, Mirrored Star - Ideaology.