Yes, it’s my baby brother’s birthday today. Hardly a baby though, he’s turning 35! I used the Grunge Rock set for his card and was inspired by this card by Claire Daly for this one. I’ve used my simply scored to score the grid pattern on the pool party background, then inked it all in Soft Suede.
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In March I sent out a whole pile of birthday cards, mostly for males back home. This seriously depleted my masculine card stash so I am now trying to make a few more to replenish my stock. I’ve used the Grunge Rock set and the Well Worn stamp set. Crumb Cake background (my favourite lately apparently!) The Jumbo brads up the top are a nice finishing touch as well.
I had a request from the receptionist at work for me to make her some special cards to give her children at Christmas. This one was made for her 14 year old son who is a brilliant guitar player and music lover. It does say Merry Christmas on the inside but doesn’t look very Christmassy on the outside, so I thought I could still post it for your inspirations for other teenage boy cards. I love how this one came out! You’ll see the other two cards in the upcoming weeks.
I started off with the Music Notes wheel in black, then used the Grunge rock set to collage stamp the background in Champagne Shimmer paint, More Mustard and Always Artichoke. The guitars were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut out, then popped up on dimensionals. The greeting is from Perfect Words. I then spritzed the entire thing with Gold Glow smooch so it shimmers like a rock star! Haha!!!
I know it’s not exactly the time of year to be thinking about Birthday Parties and such, however, my son has a birthday two weeks after Christmas! I’m in a mad rush trying to get his invitations all done to hand out before school lets out. I’ve got this one prototype done, just have to reproduce it about 10 times.
He asked for his party to be at the local bike track/skate park this year, so I chose this retired set for the invites. The set is called Just Riding. I stamped the argyle pattern from Grunge Rock in Silver Shimmer Paint and I’ve used Crystal Effects over the red parts of the bike to make it shine. I was inspired by this card by Kirsty Brown for this one.
For the record, his favourite colour is RED and he LOVES them!
Yesterday I say down and made FOUR of these little cute money holders, AND a tutorial for them too! If you want the tutorial, make sure you are signed up for my Customer Newsletter, and it’ll go out to my customers on December 1st. My niece and nephews have asked for CASH for Christmas this year, and I couldn’t just stick a cheque in an envelope and mail it, I had to make something nice to put it in! They may not appreciate it, but I sure had fun making them. They are quick and simple too! Here is the one for my oldest nephew, who is nearly 14.
Now, I’m pretty sure my nephew is not a blog follower (that wouldn’t be very cool to follow your Auntie’s craft blog would it?) so I’m sure I’m pretty safe posting this before he gets it.
The belly band slides off and opens up to show a notched pocket inside to put your cash, or a cheque. I’ve used the Well Worn DSP and the Grunge Rock stamp set.
Here is the third sample that I made for my Regionals presentation. I tried out the new coloured embossing powders on this one to see what kind of effect I would get. This is the Wild Wasabi powder, and I’ve used the French Foliage stamp set to stamp the ink in it. Now because it’s not metallic, it came out looking less like metal, and more like Wet Paint! I think it looks very cool personally. What do you think?
I was asked to present a Workshop Wow at Regionals this past weekend. When Stampin Up! asked me back in August, I tossed around a few ideas and finally settled on Faux Metal as my technique. I did this with my Stamp club a couple of years back and it got alot of WOW’s out of them, so I should I’d share it with some demonstrators too! Here is the first of a few samples that I shared with the group at Adelaide Regionals. Unfortunately, I made a HUGE blunder and left ALL of my samples at home, so except for my swap, which you saw yesterday, I had nothing to show people except for the technique! I promised I’d show all my samples on here within the week so keep coming back to see them all, one each day.
This is such a great set for Masculine Cards. I’m not sure that I’ve used it for a girly card yet but I’m challenging myself to do that before the month is out. I’ve used a tiny strip of the Travel Journal DSP on the side of this card as well as a LIBERAL spray of the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz. It’s really sparkly in real life. The colours were taken directly from the DSP: Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake
Today’s layout features photos that were taken way back in March. They’ve been sitting in my pile for all this time, waiting for the perfect stamp set. I found that stamp set in the Summer Mini, called Grunge Rock. See, hubby is trying to imitate Elvis with that sneer, so I was going for the Rock Star theme. I CASE’d the layout in the SUmmer Mini on page 22, changing it very little, except for the title.
Papers” Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Grunge Rock, Word Play
Ink: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Smooch Spritz Silver Foil
Accessories: Black Brads, Stampamajig, 1″ circle punch (to round corners)