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April 16, 2016

Festive foliage …

Hello and welcome to my blog. There’s another cracking card challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week. I think this would make a perfect card for my husband, with the masculine colours and simple design …

Festive foliage

Crumb cake cardstock for the base, with old olive and whisper white accents – it was all about the textures with this one, from the woodgrain embossed background, to the foliage itself. Silver glimmer paper provided festive sparkle, and baker’s twine some softness too.

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I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

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April 14, 2015

Steam Punk style masculine card, featuring gold embossing …

Hi and welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the latest challenge at the Male Room Challenge blog to make this Steam Punk style masculine card …

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On our recent holiday in the Lakes, I found some great masculine style stamps and papers in a craft store in Kendal. Masculine cards can be difficult to do, but I couldn’t wait to get home and get creating with my new stash. I love the Steam Punk style – it’s interesting and I can add lots of embellishments to my heart’s content!

Although it’s hard to tell from the photos, I added clear embossing to the watch faces and the binoculars to give them a glassy look…

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The gold embossed cogs were made by first heat embossing a piece of very vanilla cardstock with gold embossing powder, then die cutting several sizes of cogs to add as accents.

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Lots of sponging, distressing and curling of edges on the card – I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I’m entering my card at The Male Room Challenge #7 

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stamps: perfect pennants, postage collection, Chronology by Papermania, 

inks: black stazon, crumb cake, early espresso, versamark;

cardstock: very vanilla, crumb cake;

punches and dies: small tag punch, crop-a-dile, cog dies by Trimcraft;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, gold and clear embossing powders, versamark pen, sponge daubers, garden twine, Travel the World dsp;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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