Play Ball with Cardz 4 Guyz # 304

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz two-week challenge!  Our host for # 304, Helen, chose sports and hobbies for the theme.  Since my husband and I have been watching MLB (Major League Baseball) pretty much daily, I thought I just needed to go with that.   When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team.

Here’s my card:

 

Even though I missed the submission deadline, I found the layout for this card on Try Stamping on Tuesday, #570:

 

What I Did:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • Both pieces of the DSP (designer series paper) come from the Hey Sports Fan pack. The Night of Navy pattern measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches, which I outlined using a Night of Navy marker. The yellow DSP piece measures 3-1/2 by 5 inches. I outlined that paper using the Poppy Parade marker.
  • I also trimmed a piece of coordinating DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a one-inch circle from a coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The rest of the pieces also come from the Hey Sports Fan DSP, and I fussy cut them to replicate the challenge layout. I outlined the three on the bottom using my Crushed Curry marker.
  • Next, I added dimensionals to the back of the four pieces. Before adhering the large top piece, I tied a piece of baker’s twine around the connecting part and tied it in a square knot.
  • After adhering the pieces down, I added the Night of Navy and yellow stars.
  • I used some stamps from the past Paper Pumpkin kit, Play Ball, for the inside of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Sue

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A Gnome Thank You for SSC287 and TSOT565

Welcome to my two-fer card for today!  You already know I enjoy combining two or more challenges, and I’ve done it again with this card.  I took the colors from Sunday Stamps Challenge 287 and the layout, which I made into a slimline card, from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #565.  I chose the Kindest Gnomes bundle for the card because I want to show the versatility of this set – it’s not just for Christmas.

Here’s my card:

 

Here are the challenge banners:

 

I used Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Tahitian Tide, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede. 

Measurements:

  • The Pacific Point base measures 9-1/2 by 7 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches creating a tent fold card.
  • I wanted to separate the blue DSP from the base. Therefore, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 9-3/8 by 3-3/8 inches and adhered it to the base. The white cardstock for the inside of the card measures 9-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the retired Waves DSP (designer series paper) to 9-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches and adhered that to the white using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • I trimmed the tree DSP, from the Happy Forest Friends DSP pack, to 2-1/4 inches by 9-1/4 inches. I chose the top part of this DSP because the bottom of it has Calypso Coral mushrooms on it.
  • The Pacific Point trim pieces came from the original piece of cardstock I used for the base. I ran it through the fern 3D embossing folder twice so I’d get the whole piece embossed. Then, I trimmed it in half and it was ready to be adhered to the back of the Happy Forest Friends DSP. Before I adhered the DSP to the front of the card, I wrapped a length of the Tahitian Tide ribbon around the DSP. Right now, it’s tied in a bow. However, if I wind up using this card for a guy, I can untie the bow and retie it in a square knot.
  • I picked the typeset vellum from the Layering Designs vellum. Using the 1-7/8 inch square die from the Stylish Shapes die set, I cropped three pieces.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • I stamped all three gnomes for the front on white cardstock using the Momento Black Tuxedo ink, which won’t bleed when using the alcohol blends.. Then, I stamped two on the corners of the white inside cardstock.
  • After I let the ink thoroughly dry, I used blends to color them. I used the medium natural skin tones to color the 5 gnomes. Then, I dabbed the spot on each nose with the color lifting blend.
  • Next, I partially colored in all their beards using the light Smoky Slate blend,
  • I colored all the sleeves and shoes using both the light and dark Crumb Cake and Soft Suede blends.
  • The hats on each gnome were colored using both blends combos for Night of Navy, Old, Olive, and Tahitian Tide. I colored the pants on each, and the underside of the sitting gnome’s hat using just the light blend. Then, I used the black marker to highlight various parts of the gnomes, including the eyes and mouths.
  • Finally, I added clear Wink of Stella to the lantern for a bit of sparkle and cropped the three for the front of the card.
  • I used the front sentiment from the Happier than Happy stamp set. The inside sentiment comes from the Kindest Gnomes set.
  • After cropping the three gnomes, I added dimensionals to the back of each.

Finishing Up:

  • Time to add the vellum. Adhesives will show through the vellum, but I needed to get it adhered. My favorite way to adhere vellum includes using multipurpose liquid adhesive, my silicone mat and a make-up sponge. I put enough liquid adhesive on the back to cover the whole piece of vellum. Then, I use the make-up sponge to spread the adhesive on the whole back of the vellum. Since the whole piece is covered, the adhesive won’t show.
  • Next, I added a gnome to each piece of vellum.
  • Then, I cropped the sentiment and using the label die in the Stylish Shapes die set. Then, I cropped the same size banner in Pacific point and cut it in half. I added it to the back of the sentiment and added dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added the colored and stamped white cardstock panel to the inside of the card.

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Sue

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Outdoor Sports = TSOT 564 + Make My Monday # 179

Welcome to the newest two-week challenge for Make My Monday.  Our host for this challenge, Claudia, chose outdoor sports for the theme.   I used the sketch challenge for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday 564 and a card by Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts as my inspiration.  

Here’s my card:

 

Here’s the sketch banner from TSOT:

While I am sharing the latest challenge sketch from TSOT, I also need to say thank you, thank you, thank you!  My card for challenge TSOT 562 was chosen as one of the top 3!  Thank you to the design team at TSOT!  You can see that card here.

Here’s the inspiration card from Jay Soriano:

 

This card is so adorable and creative!  While Jay used just the Waves of Inspiration stamp set, I  used the retired DSP, but the idea totally came from here.  If you haven’t checked out the mitosucrafts.com website, I highly recommend that you do!  They are extremely talented artists!  

Measurements:

  • The Pacific Point base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent card.
  • The Waves DSP (designer series paper) measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-3/8 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle of coordinating DSP for the envelope seal, which I ran through my create-a-sticker.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • That’s it for measurements.

What I Did:

  • After rubbing my embossing buddy over a piece of Pacific Point cardstock, I stamped the wave on it using VersaMark.. Then, I covered it in white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  • Next, I used the wave die and cropped the stamped wave. Since the die doesn’t match up exactly with the stamp, the result is a mottled look of white and Pacific Point.
  • I wanted two-toned waves, so I used a piece of Coastal Cabana and ran it through using the bark embossing folder. Then, I cropped it using the waves die.
  • I adhered the Pacific Point wave to white cardstock. Then, I adhered the Coastal Cabana pieces using multipurpose liquid adhesive. When I finished with that, I fussy cut the wave and popped it up on dimensionals.
  • I stamped the penguin in black ink on white cardstock, then added a Pumpkin Pie beak and foot. Then, I fussy cut him out.
  • Next, I used the hippo dies to crop the goggles and breathing tube out of Pacific Point cardstock and silver foil. I was able to use what I trimmed to make the strap for the goggles.
  • The penguin is popped up on dimensionals. I also added a tiny sliver of a mini-dimensional to the top of the breathing tube.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set in black in on white cardstock, then cropped it using a waves die.
  • Next, I adhered it to Pacific Point cardstock and fussy cut the label, which is also popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I stamped another sentiment from Happy & Heartfelt on the white cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.
  • With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set was complete.

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Sue

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TSOT # 562 and Splatters = a Fourth of July Make My Monday Challenge #178

Welcome to the newest two week challenge for Make My Monday!  Our host for challenge #178, Billie A., chose the theme of using splatters.  What fun!  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge page to check out the fabulous projects from the rest of the design team.  I hope you are inspired to play along with us! 

Here’s my splatter card:

 

Here’s the challenge banner from Try Stamping on Tuesday # 562, which I used for inspiration. My three stripes turned out wider than the inspiration sketch, but I wanted to showcase the splatters.

 

Measurements:

  • The Starry Sky base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Next, the white cardstock layer measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.
  • The Real Red cardstock on the front measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of the Starry Sky 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • After I stamped the splatters, I trimmed the splattered white cardstock to 3-1/2 by 1-1/2 inches.

Stamping and Embossing:

  • I started with a white piece of cardstock and used Real Red and Starry Sky ink pads for the splatters. I used the two different splatters from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set. First, I stamped the larger one in Starry Sky. Then I filled in with the smaller stamp in Real Red.
  • It’s difficult to see, but I stamped the splatter from Painted Poppies in VersaMark randomly around the white cardstock. Then, I covered all those splatters with white embossing powder and heat set it all with my heat tool.
  • Since I didn’t really get the effect I wanted with the white embossed splatters, I decided to add embossed white splatters on the Starry Sky splatters.
  • Then, I trimmed the white splattered cardstock down to the size I wanted.
  • Next, I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Special Moments stamp set. I masked off the birthday part, and just stamped happy in Real Red ink on vellum cardstock. Then, I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I used the Starry Sky 6 x 6 inch DSP to crop out TH using the Playful Alphabet dies. The 4 comes from the retired large numbers die set.
  • After cropping both circles using the Stylish Shapes dies, I adhered the 4th using multipurpose liquid adhesive. These letters/number allowed me to add liquid glue behind them to adhere the vellum to the front of the card.
  • For the happy circle, I needed to adhere it in a different way since the adhesive wouldn’t be hidden. So, I grabbed a make-up sponge and my silicone mat. I added liquid glue to the back of the vellum and used the sponge to spread it out evenly on the circle. An even layer of adhesive won’t show through the vellum cardstock.

Finishing Up:

  • The final touch on the front was to place nine red dots on the white cardstock panels. The ones on the outside of the 4th vellum circle help to anchor the edges to the front of the card.
  • Then, I punch a 1 inch circle out of some of the leftover splatter paper for the envelope seal. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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Sue

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Here’s a link to the new Holiday Mini-Catalog, which runs through January 4, 2023.  Click on the following image to open the catalog:

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If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you an get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

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Fusion + TSOT561 + Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop = Cardz 4 Guyz #299

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge!  Our host for C4G #299, Pamela, chose summer for the theme.  Both the Cardz 4 Guyz #299 and the June Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop go live on the same day, so I knew I needed to combine the two.  Then I saw the layout for Try Stampin on Tuesday #561 and knew I wanted to incorporate that layout.  The color palette inspiration comes from the Fusion card challenge.  Score!

When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge and the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop, the links for which follow my blog post for the card.  

Here’s my card:

 

 

I do need to thank the design team at Try Stampin on Tuesday. They chose my card as one of the Top 3 for TSOT559. You can see that card here, which was a three-fer by combining TSOT #599, Color Throwdown #696, and the Double Trouble challenge. Thank you very much!!! Once again, I feel completely honored.

Here are the Fusion and TSOT challenge banners:

The Hippest Hippos stamp set and coordinating dies make this card too stinking cute!  You can earn each of these FREE, with a qualifying purchase, starting July 1, 2022 with Sale-a-Bration!  

Measurements:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
  • I used Gray Granite following the Fusion colors, for the mat, which measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The white panel for the inside of the card also measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • After doing all the math for the layout pieces on the front of the card, I created a template, which will save so much time for the next time I want to use this layout. Here’s the template:
  • I had enough leftovers to stamp, color, and crop all the elements on the front of the card and the birds on the inside.
  • I used a piece of Basic Gray 6 x 6 DSP trimmed to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from Pool Party DSP to create the envelope seal.

What I Did:

  • I started this card with my blending brush and Pool Party ink on white cardstock. The hippo dies have one for waves. Since I wasn’t happy with the waves I created for the first card I made with this set (you can see that card here), I needed to figure out something else to do. I grabbed a piece of a window sheet and cropped out a stencil of the waves. I used the stencil and worked my way up the white cardstock.
  • HINT: Make sure you move the stencil placement so that the waves form a very random pattern. Do the same thing for the clouds.
  • By working my way up the white cardstock, I was able to create darker waves at the bottom and lighter ones at the top.
  • I repeated the process for the clouds again using Pool Party ink and my blending brush.
  • Of course, I couldn’t leave the inside white piece of cardstock plain, so I added waves at the bottom and clouds at the top.
  • Here’s a picture of the well-loved stencils I created by cropping window sheets with the dies:

Hippos:

  • Next, I worked on the hippos, which I stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Smoky Slate light and dark blends combo. The hippo in the tub is actually a tutu wearing ballet hippo. However, since the challenge is to make a card for a guy (of any age), I simply cut off the tutu. I used another blending brush and Night of Navy ink to create a base on which the tub could sit.
  • Both the tub and the boat dies come with the hippo die set. I cropped each in Basic Gray cardstock. Then, I added dimension using my gray ink tones blending brush and Basic Gray ink. The effect is subtle, but I think it works.
  • Then, I used Poppy Parade cardstock and cropped the googles, breather tube, life saver and sunglasses. So stinking cute!!
  • If you use the multipurpose glue carefully and sparingly, you can easily adhere these cropped pieces to the hippos.
  • The hippo in the boat and in the tub got popped up on dimensionals.
  • The water droplets for each hippo needed some height, but not by using dimensionals. I cropped enough droplet sets to layer three droplets on top of each other. Since the Pool Party cardstock blended in with the background, I added Wink of Stella to each of the droplets.

Finishing Up:

  • The bottom horizontal panel really had me stumped. A quick perusal of my stamp sets led me to the school of fish stamp from the Whale Done stamp set. I stamped it in Pacific Point ink going across the bottom panel. Then, I added some to the waves on the inside panel as well.
  • This bottom panel also needed some sort of dimension. Therefore, I stamped the fish from Seas the Day four times using Pacific Point ink on Pool Party cardstock. I didn’t want to use dimensionals under these fish, so I adhered two fish together and then adhered them to the bottom panel.
  • The Waves of Inspiration stamp set contains a small bird, which I stamped three times across the top using Gray Granite ink.
  • The outside sentiment comes from the Catch You Later stamp set and the inside sentiment comes from Happy and Heartfelt. I stamped both using Night of Navy Ink.
  • I still needed something to hold the easel upright and settled on the birds from the Waves die set. The birds would need to be high enough to hold the easel, but I didn’t want to even begin to try to add dimensionals or foam adhesive behind the birds. Therefore, I cropped enough birds from Gray Granite cardstock to adhere five birds on top of each other. Five layers of cardstock turned out to be enough to hold up the easel.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and ran the 1 inch circle envelope seal through my XYRON create-a-sticker. With that, I’d finished this coordinated easel card, envelope, and seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Fun Fold Blog Hop:

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Sue

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Color Throwdown Challenge # 698

Hello, and welcome to my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge # 698.   I missed the deadline for the layout, CASe’d from the Try Stampin on Tuesday #560 challenge while I was at our annual family beach week.

Here’s my all-occasion card:

 

Here are the challenge banners from which I drew my inspiration:

I used Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive to play along with the #ctd698 challenge.

 

What I Did:

For this short and sweet blog post, here’s how I put it together:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I already had an embossed piece of white cardstock. All I had to do was trim it down to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • All three DSP patterns come from the Flowering Fields DSP, which retires on June 30,2022 at midnight. It’s a gorgeous DSP pack and well worth looking at it in the January – June mini-catalog on page 15. It’s actually on sale for $8.05. Here’s a look at this gorgeous paper:
  • The background DSP measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches. In order to have this DSP pop off the white embossed background, I used the Poppy Parade Stamping Write Marker to outline it.
  • The Old Olive checked DSP strip measures 5-1/4 by 1-3/4 inches.
  • The tulip banner measures 1-5/8 inches wide.
  • The sentiment comes from the Special Moments stamp set. I stamped it in black and quickly added clear embossing powder to the wet ink. Then, I heat embossed it using my heat tool. I didn’t want to cover any of the DSP and I thought the heat embossing would help the sentiment stand out.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the layers, except for the banner. That’s popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added five Crushed Curry dots to the front surrounding the sentiment.
  • That’s it. Actually, working out the measurements took longer than putting the card together.

Without further ado, I need to get this post closed out and published so I make the ctd#698 deadline. Come back tomorrow morning to check out my four-fer card using the Sale-a-Bration Hippest Hippos stamps and dies!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue