I think this card is too busy for a masculine card but my 14 year old nephew liked it because he aspires to be a pilot. Some of the products I used:
The star stamp and matching die by Sizzix, stars die cuts by Cricut or Creative Memories punches, the blue rectangle die by Spellbinders and the background stamp is by Stampin' Up.
The double embossing comes when you dry emboss (Chevron pattern by Darice) and then you add Versa Mark ink over the top embossed area. From there you sprinkle the area with embossing powder and heat. The pink and gold embossing powder are by Stampendous. I inked the edges of the cards with Black Soot distress ink.
The rest of the of the stuff for my card came from my stash.
Quick note: The pink ribbon under the rick rack is "It's a girl" ribbon by The Paper Studio that came with a party favor from a baby shower. As one who is passionate about recycling, I turned it over and used the other side. The pieces were very small and I couldn't see using them on anything else. The sentiment stickers on the gold cards are by K and Co.
I made this crown as a test for another wooden piece, which I will post soon. There are so many products that I used on this crown that I will leave you to check it out without the bother of me rambling on.
We live about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan and at this one beach there was this fence like thing that I was never sure what was being divided or keeping people away from. I based this ATC on that beach scene that is still in my head. The theme for the April ATC swap is recycled/upcycled/junk in your house. And as I was digging in my stash I found this fence looking thing.
When my MIL went into assisted living all of her crafty and sewing things came to my house. (I think I've told you this before. Sorry for the repeat info.) I found this fence in one of those boxes and it always intrigued me as to what it was or was for. I first thought it was a fence for a dollhouse but but my husband has no sisters. Hmmm. Perplexed and unable to ask my MIL (Alzheimer's) what this fence looking thing was, I kept it with no immediate plans to use it and no plans to throw it away.
If you have any ideas what you think the fence in my card is for, please leave me a comment. It came in a half of a yard roll. It is made of real wood and thicker wire to hold them together. I'm curious to hear what you think.
Anyway, hubby cut the section I needed with some wire cutters and here's the rest. I cut white cardstock size down to normal ATC size (3.5 x 2.5) when I decided to create a moon in the background. Using a Marvy circle punch, I created a mask by punching out circle of a Post-It. I inked the cardstock with distress ink and an ink blending tool with the moon mask in place to create the scene. I found a piece of patterned paper by Creative Imaginations that resembled sand to adhere to the bottom and beach sentiment sticker by the same company.
The background of this card is in embossing folder by quickutz. I inked the folder with paint mixed with powdered chalk. The reading is from May parts the diecut behind the bottle cap is by DO crafts. The sentiment is by unity stamp company and is stamp on a Gina Marie designs diecut. The lemon is a doodle bug sticker.
I am now doing my blog posts using the voice activation on my iPad. I haven't figured out how to make companies with start with capital letters. I'm still learning. Doing posts this way is really helping the pain in my wrists that I incur from typing.
Today's card is in all occasion card. The background paper is by K and company. I cut out some clouds and applied Stickles to them. Then I placed them in the sky of my card.The sentiment diecut is by Spellbinders and the sentiment is Lawn Fawn. Plane stamp is by TPC studio on a Cricut die cut. The circle behind it is stamped with a background Stampin Up stamp. And I added an eyelet to the top.
The ATC theme is medicine. I chose to use a bag that had images like this on it. I cut it out and inked the edges with distress ink before coloring in the fish with markers. The green glossy paper is inked with alcohol ink from Ranger. The last piece of white paper I inked with brown distressing.
The title of this post is a small child's song that I used to know and this card reminded me of it. The embossing folder is by Darice and I put Perfect Pearls powder on the daisies. The diecut behind the bottlecap is by DO Crafts and the other is by Spellbinders.
Lately I've been having a hard time typing so I'm going to keep things short and to the point. This card uses Martha Stewart butterfly stickers on red cardstock that I inked with distress ink. The stamp that covers the seam of the two pieces of paper is a TPC Studio stamp. Everything else was in my stash.
I made this card for a friend who is a red head and he found the card humorous. The background of the card was created by the Deep Red Stamps Tree Ring background stamp. I stamped it onto the red cardstock with Pale Tomato ink by Hero Arts and then again on white cardstock where I tried to match up the design. Taped those together and trimmed off the extra before adhering to black cardstock and then the card base. The cheers die is by Lawn Fawn and the circle around the bottle cap is from my stash.
We have a new swap theme this month and it's Day of the Dead. I had to Google that one. The only thing I knew about it was from the animated movie "Book of Life". So I made quite a few of them because I wasn't sure where I was going with this at the time. But they all have the same supplies:
Scallop circle stamp-Close to my Heart
Heart circle-Technique Tuesday
Flower stamp and colored pencils-Stampin Up
Embossing powders by- Stamp N Plus and Ranger
Ink - Black distress ink, Hero arts and Versa Mark
A new card today is for a Lego enthusiast. The Lego's help this little 3 year old deal with cancer and all the hospital visits. I popped the circles up on SU's dimensionals. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.
I made these backgrounds with bubble wrap dipped in powdered chalk on Strathmore watercolor paper. Then on this first card, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp road with black Hero Arts ink. The car stamp is by Stamp N Plus. The blue mat behind the stamped image is by Bazzill. I die cut the sentiment from Cricut cartridge Boy will be Boys.
The second card has many of the same elements. However it includes a Spellbinders border die, an Ebay die cut out of blue cardstock by Stampin Up and a brad by Eyelet Outlet. I used the Creative Memories cutting System to create the oval and the sentiment by Cricut and same cartridge.
This first is a birthday card that was previously posted and can see it HERE. I altered this card because the sentiment was adhered with foam squares that started to cave in and bent the cardstock. The new sentiment is by TPC Studio.
This card was published as a Mother's Day card. The background is a small Fiskars stamp that I stamped multiple times with Colorbox chalk ink. The flower closest to the base is a Sizzix die painted with Scattered Straw crackle paint by Ranger. On top of that is a Stampin' Up punch and on top of that is a Sasafrass sticker. The sentiment stamp is by......idk but I do know that the label it's on is by Martha Stewart.
I'm not really sure I love this card but I'm going to show it anyway. The borders are Cricut cuts from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge with Provo Craft cardstock. The circle stamp is by Unity Stamp Co, sentiment stamp by TPC Studio, and the mosaic stamp with matching punch is by Stampin' Up. The circle punches are by Creative Memories.
I made this card using the iris folding technique and a grad cap stamp by Stamp N Plus. The company is no longer in business but if you Google iris folding you will find a bunch of templates you can print. The patterned paper for the folding is by Die Cuts with a View.
My project today is a layout I made for my nephew's scrapbook. I created the background with a The Crafter's Workshop stencil and distress ink. I turned the stencil a little bit to create the tie dye look like his t-shirt. The yellow cardstock is by Bazzill. The title,which in retrospect is hard to see is made with a Stampin Up alphabet. I stamped the letters with Hero Arts green ink and then fussy cut them out. Then the peace signs are glittery stickers by Jolee's/EK Success. Under the two right side photos is an old 2008 sticker and it too is hard to see. Ugh!
I started making this card by background stamping the Hero Arts stamp with pink Colorbox pigment ink. After it dried, I inked the edges with distress ink and added a piece of pink cardstock to the center.
The flower in the center is a Stampin Up stamp that I colored in with distress markers before fussy cutting it out. I layered the stamped flower on top of an Imaginisce flower and then to a The Paper Studio flower. The fancy die cut in white cardstock is by Lifestyle Crafts. I then stamped the sentiment by Fiskars with Ranger purple ink.
This card uses the same stamp that I colored with Copic Markers. I layered the stamp onto two Creative Memories paper flowers. The patterned paper is unknown and I think the border is a Cricut cut.
Today my card for Manly Monday I used another bottle cap. I hope you don't hate them because I have really enjoyed making them. The green background is a Deep Red Stamp called Metal Mesh stamped with black Hero Arts ink. The lightning bolts are a Cricut cut, the sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die cut and the black die behind the bottle cap is by Spellbinders. The green paper on the right side is the back of a Creative Memories journal box.
I made this card with a rosette die by Tim Holtz and K and Co patterned paper. The die behind it is by Spellbinders and the leaf dies are by Sizix. I inked the leaves with distress ink.The orange background cardstock has been dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, the sentiment stamp by Sweet Stamps and the diploma is by The Paper Studio.