Masculine Birthday Card with Eastern Beauty stamp set

Today’s card was inspired by challenge #089 over at Global Design Project which was to use the colours Basic Black, Old Olive and Calypso Coral, sadly I didn’t manage to enter as I struggled with this combo but here is my card:

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I really didn’t want to make a floral card so it took me a while to come up with an idea and it was Eastern Beauty to the rescue. I just started stamping and came up with this pattern.

I used the new Ticket Tear Boarder punch to an interesting edge to the stamped panel and I used the Old Olive ombre paper from the Colour Theory DSP stack as a background on the Basic Black card base.

The greeting comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and was cut out with the Rose Garden Framelits.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Father’s Day Trio using Urban District

With Father’s Day just three weeks away I decided it was time to add to my stash of male cards. I chose to use the retiring Urban District stamp set as this is a very male themed set. All three of the cards I made could be used for Father’s Day but also Dad birthday’s as I’ve not used the phrase “Father’s Day” on any of them.

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For all three cards I kept to a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. I think you could replace the Cherry Cobbler with either Garden Green or Dapper Denim if these colours were more suited to your dad.

The first cards also uses the Labeler  Alphabet to create the DAD background. I stamped each letter individually as there wasn’t two “d” letters in either font. This took a little time but I think is a great effect. I then simply finished this card by stamping the hexagon in Crushed Curry and cutting it out ( if you have the Build It Framelits there is a matching die in the set). I then simply added a couple of strips of cardstock in Early Expresso and Cherry Cobbler as an anchor for my hexagon. To finish the card I added a few loops of linen thread behind the hexagon before I stuck in down.

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With the second card I made I still wanted to create a background with words so I chose the “world’s greatest” and stamped in all down the card front in Early Expresso. Looking at the card now I wish I’d used Crumb Cake or Versa mark for a more tone on tone effect as I think the letters would have stood out more.

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This final card is my favourite because I love how much the Dad letters stand out and how you can really see what detailed stamps they are with all the little icons. I love that there is even a tractor on them, which makes them perfect for all the important men in my life.

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Here are all three together, I’d love to know which is your favourite?

Remember the Urban District stamp set is on the retiring list and only available until Wednesday 31st May.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Father’s Day card featuring Custom Tee for #GDP086

This week’s Global Design Project challenge was a  sketch challenge, if you want to join in you can find more details here. I love sketch challenges as they give a real focus to my crafting which is sometimes needed when you mountains of pretty products begging to be used.

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After having a look through my supplies I decided to base my card around this stripy paper from the By the Shore DSP collection, which has sadly been left in its pack as I’m not a huge Calypso Coral fan. Anyway this paper just reminded me of my dad’s favourite summer  shirt, which if you’d met him would find odd as he’s a sheep farmer from Yorkshire so can usually been found in wellies and overalls and not dressed up and most certainly not in Coral!

I decided to  make him a Father’s Day card as June 18th will soon be here and he really is one in a million, he has to put with me as a daughter doesn’t he. I chose Calypso Coral as a card base and actually really like how it turned out.

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The sentiment on the T-Shirt is actually two stamps. I stamped the One in A Million sentiment and then wanted the word Dad. So I took the Rad Dad stamp from the same set and covered the Rad part up with washi tape, I used the Mint Macaron Vine washi from the Affectionately Yours collection which fitted perfectly. Ink up the stamp and then remove the washi before stamping and there you have a perfectly stamped greeting…first time too.

The You’re the Best sentiment comes from the Urban District stamp set which is perfect for fathers day cards. I finished the card off with a few enamel stars in Dapper Denim because I love them and they just add that little something.

I hope you like todays project and I really hope my dad likes it too.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x