is such a fun stamp set, I can't understand why I this is the first time I've played with
I really didn't have a clue what I was going to do for
today's card until I saw something in the demonstrator's quarterly magazine from
The magazine is jam-packed with ideas, tips and projects,
and today I saw a card which had three strips of the Wood Textures Designer
Series Paper (DSP) Stack, as the top layer - it looked fabulous!
It struck me as an outstanding base for a masculine card, so next I
started looking for something masculine to make it into a card.
way, I'm really pleased that this DSP Stack will be brought forward into
new Annual Catalogue, which is very unusual for DSP, but it has been so
popular, and has been selling like hot cakes!
chose the Message in a Bottle Stamp Set as there are five different images
to choose from that fit inside the bottle.
Mental note to self: come
back to this stamp set again sometime soon!! ☺
When I was choosing which
three strips of wood DSP to use, I decided I wanted two where the grain was going
horizontal, and one was vertical, or vice versa!
I have been working on my swaps - for the Stampin' Up! OnStage
Convention on 7th April - and I had Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) on my
desk, so I decided to use it for today's card, too!
As my main colour is Crumb Cake, I think all the colours workk together brilliantly!
the pennant, I stamped the bottle using Early Espresso Ink, and then
filled it with Marina Mist water, and next added the ship in Early Espresso
I stamped the little sentiment that was obviously designed to go with
the image, just underneath it. and then I used the little spotty stamp from the Amazing
Congratulations Stamp Set to finish off the pennant!
the main sentiment, I wanted something that was a reasonable size, but
not so big that it covered the wood panelling.
through my Stamp Reference File, I picked out the Happy Birthday
Gorgeous Stamp Set.
I first tried painting the Happy using my
Marina Mist Marker Pen, and then the Birthday using my Early Espresso Marker Pen.
I wasn't happy with how it stamped, and decided to stamp it in Marina Mist Ink, without cleaning the
I knew there would be a hint of Early Espresso on the stamp, and I wondered what it would look like!
The Birthday came out a darker blue than the Happy, and I
liked the effect, although it's not quite so obvious now that
it's totally dry, but I still like it. ☺
decorate inside the card I added a Very Vanilla layer, and then a bottle
I had cut out by hand.
This was the first bottle I did, but the sentiment
was too far away so I couldn't use the pennant!
I think this is the best
masculine card I've made for a long time - I'm really pleased with it!
That's about it from me today, until tomorrow, happy crafting,