Delicate Lanterns

Do you ever make a card that reminds you of why you love to stamp? Usually when you feel this way, your card exceeded your expectations and fits the style of stamping that you aspire towards. Although designing a card looks easy, if you’ve ever done it, you know it’s not easy at ALL. Luckily, there are so many resources now, such as blogs, pinterest, google, and stamping communities, so most stampers don’t need to come up with their own ideas. (It’s my hope that this blog inspires you in your creations!) However, when we create a card that comes out prettier than we expected, it’s sweet, isn’t it?

My card today came out better than I had imagined it would. The colors make me happy and the style is a mix of elegance and artfully placed mess (the messy part is the gold splatter all over, along with the lace). Perhaps I should call the card style shabby chic? Whatever it’s called, it makes me happy.

Moroccan Nights Stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It’s all in the Paper

The reason why the card came out better then expected is because I first started with very different paper. The paper I was using, however, wasn’t “me.” The colors didn’t excite me, they didn’t coordinate well with the images, etc. I’m not sure why, but I was going with this paper even though I didn’t love it. However, as I was designing the card, I realized I was being silly. I didn’t “have” to use colors outside of my comfort zone. I could use colors I love – after all, it’s my card, right? I went with the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (141653). Oh my, oh my, oh my. This acetate is so beautiful. The design of the paper is trendy and modern, yet is also reminiscent of old architecture and vintage designs. In the metallic colors, is breathtaking.

I used only a small strip, but it made my card. The gold color tied into the other colors and gave it a delicate, vintage feel.

Moroccan Nights Stamp set by Stampin' Up!

To make the design on the circle, I inked up the large stamp from the Moroccan Nights stamp set with Sahara Sand and inked off onto scrap paper. I then stamped onto the circle, and it made a subtle image on the paper.

The lanterns are fussy cut but since there are only two, it didn’t take too long. When I finished the card, I used Gold Wink of Stella to put everything together. I splattered it over the whole project.

Follow a Layout

The Paper Craft Crew sketch inspires the layout for this project. Isn’t it an awesome sketch? I hope you will join in and play along! You have a whole week to follow the sketch, too. Click PCC#223 to follow along.

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I hope that next time you stamp, you hit your sweet spot and enjoy!
Love,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Moroccan Nights, One Big Meaning
Paper: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Other: Gold Wink of Stella, 1/8” Gold Ribbon, Very Vanilla ½” Lace Trim, Rhinestones

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Glamper Greetings

One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that they keep coming up with fresh and new images. Glamper Greetings is a unique and fun stamp set. I bought it because it’s very different than anything I’ve seen and it’s so CUTE. It has lots of little pieces and you can build your own scene. You can also use it for holidays or any other event. It could even be used for a masculine card, and you know those aren’t easy to make!

Holiday Glamping

For today, I’ve used the stamp set to make a holiday card. The only “holiday” theme on the glamper is a wreath. It’s simple and elegant, without taking a long time to create. Isn’t that the best?

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

To make the glamper, I stamped Archival black onto Shimmery White card stock (which is my favorite paper for watercoloring.) From there, I carefully cut it out. Then I started having the real fun! I stamped the lines in Garden Green and added a little pie and wreath. With my Aqua Painter, I added some more Garden Green and some Smoky Slate to give the camper a little interest and definition, but I kept it simple and didn’t go overboard with filling things in. Sometimes less is more, don’t you think?

Using a Sketch

The card follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #222. It’s a great, all-purpose sketch. If you like to PIN sketches to pinterest, this is a great one to pin and use over and over again. You can never go wrong with it – it’s like a black dress. Combine some fancy paper on the bottom, plain paper on top, and a focal image in the middle. You will have a lovely card that looks put-together. You can’t go wrong!

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I hope you join in and play with the Paper Craft Crew. Click here to see cards others have made with the sketch, and to play along.

Pretty Paper

My favorite aspect of the card is the paper at the bottom. It is from the Warm and Cheer paper stack. It has a masculine feel to it and reminds me of argyle socks that my sweet hubby wears. I used to have a problem using my specialty paper. When I love it, I don’t want to use it up! But I’ve learned that when you use just the right paper on a card, it brings the whole project together. After you make the card using your favorite paper and you love the results, you enjoy the paper even more.

Handmade Christmas Card using Glamper Greetings by Stampin' Up!

If you tend to “save” your paper, I challenge you! The next time you stamp, go ahead and use your absolute favorite. You will love the card! And there’s always more beautiful paper that you can buy if you run out. . . .Happy Stamping!

Love,
Rina
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Glamper Greetings
Paper: Warmth and Cheer, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Other: Aqua Painter, 3/8” ribbon Trio Pack, Frosted Sequins, Silver Metallic thread

Simple But Sweet Kitty Card

Feeling Grateful

Happy day-before-thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, which in my opinion, can sometimes be understated throughout the rest of the year.

Last week I took a walk on a gorgeous fall day at a nearby walk. I live near Washington, D.C., which as you can imagine, is a very political town. Despite the recent politics going on, there was a beautiful chalk drawing near a bench. In flowing script it said “Gratitude.” The chalked word faced the bench so as someone was sitting, it would encourage the passerby to dwell on what he or she was grateful for.

This chalked trail changed my day. During a week when our political town was in upheaval, a simple sentiment reminded me that there’s so much in our lives to be grateful for. Once we focus on gratitude, other challenges in our lives seem surmountable.

My wish for you, dear reader, is that you keep Thanksgiving in your heart every day this year.

I am grateful for you reading this blog post and for our glorious hobby of stamping, which has brightened many of my days. XOXO

Kitty Card

Today’s card isn’t profound, and it doesn’t even have word “Thankful” on it. For today, I have a whimsical clean card. Because sometimes stamping cute cats is what we need. LOL.

Cute Cat Card made with the Foxy Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up!

My card today follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #220 (PCCC#220). As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of putting a cute animal in the little squares, almost as if they were in a window, peeking out.

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The challenge on this card was figuring out how to position the sweet little kitty so it would look cute and not like it was upside down, floating in space. LOL. I stamped a bunch (it’s only paper) till I came up with three that made me smile. (That’s always how you know you’re spot on. When you smile during your crafting, you’re good. J)

For the colors, I used Watermelon Wonder and Sahara Sand. I love Sahara Sand. Most crafters prefer Crumb Cake but not me! Sahara Sand is an unsung hero. It is more subtle and light than Crumb Cake and I think it’s a better neutral for some cards.

Cute Cat Card made with the Foxy Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up!

If you observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I wish you and your family a wonderful and meaningful day.  Thank YOU for stopping by my blog.

With Love,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Foxy Friends
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Black

 

Cookie Cutter Reindeer

As the weather gets colder and life gets busier, stampers look for great cards that are easy to make, yet look spectacular. The card I’m sharing with you today fits the bill. I’m so excited how cute it looks, but with the tools we have available to us (ie. the cookie cutter punch), it’s easy peasy to make this card.

Christmas Card using the Cookie Cutter Stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Paper Craft Crew Sketch

This card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Sketch #219 (PCCC#219). This sketch is one that you should Pin to Pinterest and keep for inspiration. It is a basic sketch, but with a few added elements that encourage layering, it takes your card to the next level, giving it a polished, finished look. I love the Paper Craft Crew sketches. You can play along and post a card to their website till next Tuesday! Would love to see your interpretation of this card.

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Watercoloring the Reindeer

Working with this fun sketch, I first started with the Reindeer image from Cookie Cutter Christmas. I used Archival Black Ink on Shimmery White paper (my favorite paper for watercoloring). For ink, I used Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and a bit of Real Red for the nose. Cherry Cobbler is also a great color for the nose. Using the punch, it was easy to cut out the picture.

Christmas Card using the Cookie Cutter Stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Layers Make a Card

There is a lot of interest in this card because of the layers. Layers in card add so much. They can take a card from “hum drum” to incredible. I think of a layer as anything under a main image. It can be a stamped image, ribbon, paper, buttons, anything that adds depth to a card.

I think that what makes this card interesting are the layers. It starts with the random speckles of dots. Next are the traditional layers in the scallop and round cutouts. But wait! Behind the circles is a little piece of a lacy doily, which is another layer.

Do you see the subtle layer of red metallic thread? Yes, that counts, too. Finally, the reindeer image lays on top. I could have added more layers with sentiments and buttons, but for this card I also like the more simple effect of stopping after the main image.

Playing with layers is so much fun and if you don’t do it already, I encourage you to give it a try. It adds so much interest to card, but more importantly, it’s fun. I love comparing my original card to one that I embellish with layers. The difference is always remarkable. And it’s such fun to just keep throwing things down and seeing the effect on your card!

Happy layering,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Real Red
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shimmer White
Other: Red Metallic Thread, Metallic Sequins, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Doily, Circles Framelits, AquaPainter, Cookie Cutter Punch

Adorable Skunk using Foxy Friends

When the annual catalog first came out, I had a hard time deciding on my favorite stamp set. After using Foxy Friends for the first time, it totally won my heart. It has the cutest little critters on it. I enjoyed making foxes, squirrels, and even a cat!

Then after a bit, I realized that even though the stamp set was intended for a few animals, with a little creativity, you could make dozens of animals with it.

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch by Stampin' Up!

My favorite outside-of-the box idea to do with this stamp set is to make little skunks. What is it about the skunk that’s so darn cute? I don’t know what is, but I suspect it’s the pop of pink in the hair. Pink paired with neutrals always stands out and looks spectacular, doesn’t it?

How to make the stinkin’ cute skunk

To make the skunk, you’ll need black, white, gray, and pink scraps. Using the Fox Builder punch:

  • Punch out all images in black and white.
  • Punch out a second white tail (you’ll need two)
  • Punch out the nose in gray.
  • Punch out the flower. The flower uses the Tree Builder punch. Choose whatever shade of pink you’ll be using for your card (I used Flirty Flamingo).

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Foxy builder punch by Stampin' Up!

Once you’re done punching out, you’ll need to do a little slimming of the white strip in the tail.

You can do this by either 1) trimming the white tail with scissors (keeping its shape, just making it smaller), or 2) putting the white tail on the sticky part of a post it, reinserting it into the punch, and punching out a bit off the tail. Choose whatever method is easier for you!

  • Adhere center white to tail
  • Cut the second white tail in half. Adhere to center of body
  • Adhere white upside down “v” shape to face. Stamp eyes. Adhere nose.
  • Using a dimensional, adhere the face to the body
  • Adhere the tail to the back
  • Adhere a little black three-pronged piece to the back (so it looks a little fuzzy fur)
  • Finally, add your finishing touches! Attach flower and a white three-pronged piece to the forehead. Put rhinestone in center of the flower.

It does take a little bit of work, but it’s so worth it! And after you’ve done it once and see how it goes together, it’ll be much faster and easier to make again.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

This card was inspired by the Paper Craft Crew challenge, which starts today. Click PCCC#218 to play along!

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Today’s challenge is a bingo card! My card matches the diagonal, Metallic Thread (under the skunk), Shaker Card, and Animal. Don’t you love challenges? They can get you stamping spectacular cards since they make you think differently then you usually do. The “Animal” part of the bingo card inspired my card, because it made me realize that I hadn’t used Foxy Friends in a while.

Shaker card featuring adorable skunk made with the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch by Stampin' Up!

Once I chose the animal, the rest of the card came together quickly. I used Flirty Flamingo as my accent color and the matching Foxy Friends paper for the front of my card. Such a cool color combination!

The sequins in the shaker are from the frosted metallic sequins in the holiday catalog. Although it comes in three colors, I only included pink and silver sequins to match the card.

The sentiment is from the Love and Affection stamp set. That stamp set has the BEST sentiments, doesn’t it?

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Thanks for stopping by.
Love, Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Love and Affection
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Foxy Friends designer series paper
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Foxy Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Metallic Thread, Rhinestones, Frost sequins, circles framelits, adhesive strip

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A Great Sketch

Have you gone to the amazing sketch website, www.papercraftcrew.com? If not, you are in for a treat. There are lots of sketch sites out there where you can go for card inspiration, but the Paper Craft Crew sketches are beyond awesome.

Why struggle with making a card? Instead, pull up a sketch so you have a starting point. Paper Craft Crew sketches are particularly well balanced. Your cards will be beautiful – and you won’t be copying (not that there’s anything wrong with copying…..) but you’ll be following loose guides that will help your card look stunning and put-together.

Click here to see this week’s challenge (PCCC#216).

Here is my card for today’s challenge:

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Here is the sketch:

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I followed the sketch and put some colorful Petals and Paisleys paper along the side. Can you tell that next to the paper is a thin strip of copper? I love anything shiny, so that makes the card special for me.

To make the leaves, I did some rock ‘n roll stamping. With this technique, you first ink up your stamp in a lighter color and then dip the edges of the stamp into a darker color, using a rock ‘n roll motion. I use this technique a lo since it has a neat effect. There are a ton of techniques you can use to make the leaves look interesting. It’s an incredibly versatile stamp set.

Under the leaves is some Delightful Dijon ribbon from the 3/8” Ribbon Pack in the holiday catalog. To finish it off, I added some linen thread under it, along with a sweet ribbon for the stems.

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What makes the card look so “put together,” though, is the splatter under the circle. Cool, no? Truthfully, I don’t know if I would have thought to put the splatter on the card if not for the sketch. The splatter is made using an image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Using Soft Suede ink, I first stamped off onto scrap paper, then lightly stamped the card. I love the effect it gives.

Come join us and play along! It’s fun. And who knows. Maybe you’ll be picked as one of the challenge winners!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Vintage Leafs, One Big Meaning, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Petals and Paisleys, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Copper Metallic Sheets
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzeberry, Mint Macaron
Other: Leaflet Framelits, 3/8” Ribbon Pack, Linen Thread, Metallic Sequins

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Bella and Friends

Looking at this card makes me smile. Not only is the dog adorable, but the stamp set reminds me of my kids. When I got the annual catalog, they sat together, going through it with post-it notes, marking their favorite items. Yep, you guessed it, Bella and Friends was a top pick!

Earning Stamp Sets

As a Mom, I try to instill in my kids the concept that treats must be earned. Growing up, if we wanted anything we had to use our own baby-sitting money to buy things. It wouldn’t have even occurred to me to ask my Parents! Maybe others grew up differently, but that’s how it was in my household.

Today, raising kids feels so different than ever before. However, despite the challenges, I wanted to instill in my kids the concept that you only get things after you earn them.

Since they’re too young to earn money babysitting, I devised a token system in my household. When they go above and beyond, they get a token (which they made themselves using my Stampin’ Up! punches and paper! LOL.).

It took my sweet girl two months to earn this stamp set. Can I tell you how much she appreciates it? It is so special to her and she keeps it in HER area, not mine. When she’s done using it, she cleans it and stores it beautifully.

She also kindly lent it to me to make this card (and I was sure to clean the stamp RIGHT away. LOL.)

Card made using the Bella and Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Follow a sketch

To make this card I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew. The challenge for the sketch starts today and lasts till next Tuesday, so hop and board and give it a go! Click here to see the Paper Craft Crew sketch and play along (PCCC#214).

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I love a sketch that’s a little crooked, don’t you? Totally makes the card! It would have been boring with the paper aligned right. We don’t want boring with our cards, do we?

Making the Card

To make the card I stamped the image using Archival Gray ink. I didn’t use black because I didn’t want the black to take center stage. I wanted it muted a bit.

I colored the dog in using blender pens and tip top taupe ink (one of my fav colors). In person, the dog goes so nicely with the paper behind it. The colors really compliment each other.

Card made using the Bella and Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It’s a sweet stamp set and I enjoyed borrowing it from my little girl.

Happy Stamping.
Love,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bella and Friends, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Dapper Denim, Moroccan Suite
Ink: Archival Gray, Tip Top Taupe, Emerald Envy

Love and Affection

Have you seen the new Love and Affection stamp set? It has some sweet flowers in it and is a lovely set. However, in my opinion, what makes the stamp set so special is sentiments. Wouldn’t you love to receive a card that says one these phrases?

“You make me ridiculously happy”

“You are every lovely word I could possibly think of”

“Sending a smile your way”

My favorite sentiment is “sending a smile your way.” I especially love the sentiment for a get well card. However, it is also the perfect sentiment for just about anything. What about a friend who is going through a difficult relationship or a divorce? A friend who is taking care of a sick relative? A friend you haven’t seen in a while?

Love and Affection stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Oh, I forgot to mention that the font on the sentiments is ADORABLE! It uses a cute script (for those of us who are old enough to know how to read script…). The stamp set also comes as a suite with other coordinating products. Click here to see all the products in the suite.

Using the Paper Craft Crew Sketch for Love and Affection

My card today follows the Paper Craft Crew sketch #211.

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I chose the Love and Affection stamp set for this sketch because I wanted to use some coordinating paper. Gotta use our paper and not hoard it, right?

I started the card by first laying out the paper (without adhering it down!). Once I had it right, I embossed some flowers on some pretty, bright paper and got cutting. Once I put the flowers down, I had to take off some of paper on the top, per the sketch. Don’t forget – a sketch is a GUIDE, only! If you use most of the elements but one or two just doesn’t work with your card, go with what looks beautiful. There was so much going on with my card, that I had to remove the top layer of DSP so my card wouldn’t be overdone.

Love and Affection stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I love the way it came out in the end! The designer paper at the bottom adds soft colors, yet also a pretty gentleness to the card. The flowers are bright yet the bronze embossing keeps them from being too bright. And of course, the sentiment is ideal for so many situations.

You can follow the sketch, too! You have till next Tuesday, September 20, to submit your card on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge site.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Love and Affection
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Affectionately Yours DSP, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Embossing Powder

Happy Stamping,
Rina

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Lovely Elephant

Following a sketch

Have you ever followed a card sketch? I bet you have, even if you don’t realize it! If you’ve copied another card, or copied the layout of a card, you’ve followed a sketch. Most of us have done this, especially early on, when we were first introduced to stamping. It’s a great way to learn and to create gorgeous cards without knowing anything about ink and rubber.

There’s another fun way of copying great layouts. There are websites that are dedicated to producing wonderful layouts, also called sketches. One of these sites is called the Paper Craft Crew (www.papercraftcrew.com).

My card for today (and every Wednesday) follows the sketch from this site. I am one of the designers for the Paper Craft Crew, which is fun since I get to see the sketches early!

I love following sketches because when well done, you learn from them. They take your stamping to the next level because the cards are balanced in their layouts. Below is the sketch for the Paper Craft Crew sketch #210 (PCC#210).

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You can see balance in the sketch at the top, with the banner and ribbon. There are also several layers on the sketch, which adds interest to a card.

Watercoloring using the Loads of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!

As you can see in my picture, you don’t have to follow a sketch exactly. For example, my sentiment is higher up then is shown in the sketch. Also, I used a doily for the round layer.

I encourage you to follow sketches! They are fun and you can learn so much! After you follow a sketch, you put a picture of your card onto the sketch website and it’s fun to see the comments people leave on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, you can link to Facebook, Pinterest, wherever you have a digital copy of your card.

Creating the Card

This card was created exactly opposite of my norm. I usually start with a stamp set, and then pick my colors, paper, etc. This time I designed the entire card (I even glued the layers down) and then decided on a stamp set! I picked the cute Elephant from Loads of Love because I thought gray would go nicely with the dark blues shown in the card.

Watercoloring using the Loads of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the image in archival black ink onto a scrap piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Using an aquapainter, I then watercolored the elephant using Smokey Slate ink and the mouse using Early Espresso ink. The paper looked like it needed a little something else, so I grabbed some Emerald Envy and watercolored a little grass under the animals. So cute!

The card came together FAST because of the sketch – so that’s always a plus.

I hope you give sketches a try! If you have a favorite sketch site, leave a note in my comments! I love a good sketch.

XO,
Rina

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Loads of Love
Paper: Moroccan DSP, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon
Ink: Archival Black, Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy
Other: Delicate Doilies, Brights Enameled Dots

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If your order is less than $150, please use hostess code A6JGP6JM.

Love You Lots and Lots

The Love You Lots hostess set so adorable! All the creatures are so cute. The best part of this stamp set, though, is its versatility. It can be used for adults (even men!), kids, or babies. It’s rare for a stamp set to be so incredibly versatile. I appreciate this because it means we get to save money. And we all love to save money.

Since this is a hostess set, it’s an even better deal. If you’re not familiar with hostess sets, it’s a stamp set that you can choose if you host a workshop/party with at least $150 in sales. You can self-host your own party, too, which is how I earned the stamp set. *smile* The stamp set is subsidized and costs only $13 for the wood-mount version and $9 for the clear mount version. I had to guard my stamp set when it arrived because my kids almost made off with it!

Using Love you Lots for a Birthday Card

Below is the first card I made with the stamp set. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I can sometimes struggle with making masculine cards. This card is for my sweet hubby, Tim. I made it in gray and dark colors with only limited pink. Sometimes I can’t resist stamping with my favorite colors, so I just went with it when I felt I needed the pink border. He won’t mind. Really!

Love you Lots stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Tim’s birthday is later this month. He is an amazing husband, father, friend and brewer. 🙂 He’s also my greatest supporter. He’s actually the one who encouraged me to join Stampin’ Up! so I could go to convention, which is a dream I’d had for years. He’s encouraged me in this business in so many ways. He’s also there to listen to my latest idea or give advice. I hope he likes the card!

Using a Sketch

Making the card was easy because I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew. (PCC#207). If you’d like to play, click on the link and join!

Love you Lots stamp set by Stampin' Up!

For the porcupines, I first inked the stamp in crumb cake using an ink pad. With Garden Green and Rose Red markers, I went over the stem again in the markers. This recolored just the parts of the stamp that I wanted a different color. Cute trick, no?

The washi tape is from the Moroccan Nights suite. It was perfect for this card because the colors helped make the card more masculine.

I used a neutral gray background which helps focus the eye on the porcupines. Here is the sketch I used:

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Love You Lots
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (sentiment), Rose Red, and Garden Green
Other: Buttons, Linen Thread, Moroccan Washi Tape, Delicate Doily, Large Dots embossing folder, Rhinestones

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If your order is less than $150, please use hostess code QKPJFVPY.

Love you lots, too 🙂
Rina