Archive for ‘The Male Room’

March 18, 2015

The Male Room theme challenge #6 …

Hi and welcome to my blog. There’s a new challenge at The Male Room today, so I have another masculine card for you – a 3D card for the man in my life…

Under-the-sea in 3D

My hubs loves receiving cards that are a little bit different, or that move, and I’m always challenged to come up with something new and different for him!  (You can see some of his previous cards here and here).

He is a keen diver, so I was excited to use an under water theme for his card. I paper-pieced cartoon copyright free images for this fun, 3-dimensional, interactive card with the accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix …

Under-the-sea-inside

Paper piecing is a great technique for using up card scraps – and fun too! 

Under-the-sea-diver

The punched pieces were sponged in matching inks to add shading and depth, and marker pens added details and pattern here and there. Gorgeous grunge dots stamped in illuminate ink made great underwater bubbles too … 

Under-the-sea-fish

Computer-generated puns for the greeting (I couldn’t resist), reminders of one of our favourite cartoon movies – Finding Nemo …

Under-the-sea-greeting

Under-the-sea-back

And a cute little punch-art crab to hold his birthday greeting on the front of the card.  He may have reached a milestone birthday, but my guy is still young at heart (which I love!)

I’m not sure he’s seen any whales or turtles on his dives, but my husband has described the wonderful, colourful sea-life he’s had the pleasure to see, and tells me it’s like a whole new world down there. It sounds amazing. 

I’m entering my card in the Male Room Under Water Theme Challenge. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: gorgeous grunge;

inks: illuminate, stampin write marker pens in – tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

cardstock: whisper white, tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, real red, crumb cake, wisteria wonder, rich razzleberry, pistachio pudding, old olive, soft sky, marina mist, pumpkin pie, basic black;

punches and dies: several circle sizes, small oval, accordion flip album 3-D bigz die by Sizzix;

accessories: paper snips, stampin dimensionals, lolly stick. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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March 15, 2015

The Male Room sketch challenge #5 …

Hi and welcome to my blog.

I have another masculine card to share with you today – this time for the sketch challenge at the Male Room

On-film

As soon as I saw their sketch, I thought the on film framelits by Stampin Up would suit it perfectly…

On-film-r

The piece of pale blue dsp I found in my collection, made a good background for the die-cuts …

On-film-cu

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  timeless talk, happiest birthday wishes;

inks: black stazon;

cardstock: whisper white, naturals white, basic black, brushed silver, silver foil;

punches and dies: on film framelits, small circle, crop-a-dile;

accessories: blue dsp, stampamajig. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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