Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge # 270! I hope you play along with the theme I picked for this two weeks, a monochromatic card or project.

Before I get into the card and the rest of the post, I need to thank each and every one of you reading my posts! Last Wednesday, I received this notification from WordPress:

Truly, thank you very much to each of you reading my blog! I was, and still am, extremely honored.

On to the challenge! Here’s my card:

When I decided on the elements for the card, I just went for it. Tonight I realized that the DSP, stamp set, and die set, as well as the Stitched Shapes dies are all retiring at midnight MDT. Actually, I don’t think I’ve used the map bundle before this.


  • I used Mossy Meadow for the card base. It’s trimmed to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, and scored it at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP for the front of the card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. The striped DSP at the bottom measures 3-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches. Since I wanted to have some definition from the base, I used a nail file to distress all four sides. I think the distressing really works with this nautical DSP.
  • While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece of the striped DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I’ve learned that I need to adhere the envelope flap piece to the envelope flap as soon as I cut it. If I don’t, I tend to use the strip for something else on the card.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and cropped it with one of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes die.
  • Then, I stamped the globe and the compass rose in Mossy Meadow. I used the 1-inch circle punch for the compass rose. I cropped the globe using the map die set.
  • This card is very monochromatic, so I cropped the globe stamp from Early Espresso 6 x 6 inch DSP. Thankfully, I had a piece of the woodgrain pattern, so that’s what I used.
  • Staying with the monochromatic theme, I used a piece of the Mossy Meadow braided trim. I wrapped it around the base of the card and tied it in a simple square knot.

Putting It Together

  • Since I wrapped the braided twine around the base, I popped it up using dimensionals.
  • I also used dimensionals under the compass rose, the globe and stand (mini-dimensionals), and the sentiment block.
  • This white panel on the inside of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I stamped the inside sentiment, “Thank you for being part of mine”, using Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Since I didn’t want the sentiment to just float in the middle of the inside, I stamped the opposite side of the globe over the sentiment. I used Early Espresso ink that I had stamped off twice so the sentiment is still the focal part.
  • That’s it. Easy Peasy. I hope you can use the layout of the card if you don’t already have these products. The layout is pretty classic.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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