Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!  I’m hosting this week and chose Get Messy for the theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site and get some inspiration from all the design team members.  Then, post your own Get Messy card to our gallery!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

While my card may not seem messy, I can 100% guarantee you my desk is an absolute mess!  Well, actually, I have 3 desks, and they all need some help.  I am in the middle of reorganizing, and getting another desk (strictly to be able to record video tutorials), so things are really messy now.  Frankly, I am surprised I finished this card without getting ink on my hands.  I should give myself a gold star.

Here’s my card:




  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Sun Prints DSP (designer series paper) background in Grey Granite measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Don’t forget – with 3D embossing folders, you need to emboss first, then trim.
  • Trim a Night of Navy mat for the focal panel to 3 by 4-5/8 inches.
  • Trim a piece of Gray Granite cardstock to 2-3/4 by 4-3/8 inches.
  • Using the fern stamp from the Nature’s Prints stamp set, randomly stamp ferns in Gray Granite ink.
  • Using the blotchy stamp from the same stamp set, I stamped off Night of Navy once and randomly added blotches.
  • Use your embossing buddy on a scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock large enough to stamp the foliage spray and the sentiment.
  • Stamp the focal image foliage spray and the sentiment using VersaMark on the cardstock.
  • Cover the spray with white embossing powder and heat set.


  • Crop the foliage spray with the die from the coordinating die set.
  • Crop the sentiment using the banner die from Stylish Shapes die set.
  • Using multipurpose liquid glue, attach the background to the card base.
  • Adhere the Gray Granite cardstock to the Night of Navy mat.
  • Adhere the foliage spray using dimensionals.
  • Wrap a piece of Gray Granite ribbon around the Night of Navy/Gray Granite focal panel and tie in a square knot. Secure the square knot with a glue dot.
  • Using liquid glue and a dimensional (on the right side of the sentiment only), adhere the sentiment banner.
  • I stamped another sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set on the inside white panel. The white cardstock panel measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also added two ferns to the bottom of the inside of the card, along with a Night of Navy splotch.
  • Finally, I randomly stamped the Grey Granite ferns and stamped off Night of Navy splotches on the envelope flap. Then, I punch a 1-inch circle from the same DSP pattern as the card background.
  • With that, I was finished with this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

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Have a Peachy Day!



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