Wednesday, 25 March 2015

PCCCS137 --- Masculine Birthday

It's time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch and this week's has something for everyone.  It could easily work for a very frilly, feminine card or, as I've chosen to do, a really good masculine card.  I love it when a sketch is versatile, don't you?

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 137 #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #cardchallenge

The first thing I thought of when I saw the partial circle peeking out from underneath was a doily.  But, I thought, that's what is going to cross everyone's mind.  So I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets, thought about the main rectangle and what I would like in it and knew it would have to be Wetlands, particularly that wonderful sketched Canada Goose image.  Choosing my image put all my other choices in place.  My card would be browns, greens, a bit of blue and, if I could figure out how to use it, burlap.
For my base cardstock, I chose Naturals White.  I love the slightly speckled look of that paper.  I followed that with a layer of Soft Suede which I had embossed using my Woodgrain embossing folder after first stamping it with an image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and White Craft ink.  The next rectangle was a layer of Early Espresso topped with a layer of retired Designer Paper.  Then I stamped my image onto Whisper White, coloured it using my ink pads and Aqua Painter and then attached it to a matte of Mossy Meadow.  

The sentiment is on Early Espresso, heat embossed with White Embossing powder using the Endless Birthday stamp set.  Three little Soft Suede Candy Dots and some Linen Twine finish up the card.

Oh, yes, I did add burlap.  See the semi-circle fringe under the rectangles?  That's the Stampin' Up! Burlap Ribbon.  Of course I pulled all the woven burlap yarn apart, mounted it on a semi-circle of sticky tape with most of it hanging free.  I clipped off any ragged ends and voila!  I got to use the burlap and still stay with the sketch.  

For more interpretations of this week's sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

I've also entered my card in the Addicted to Stamps and More "make your mark" challenge.


  1. Your colouring is fabulous. What a wonderful mens card, I love all the layers and detail. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

    1. Thank you, Sue. I love the watercolour look, especially with this stamp set.

  2. love your coloring and all the layers - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

  3. Awesome layout ! Love all the elements you've combined. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  4. Your card is rich with eye-catching etails...and such fabulous colouring! Manly-marvelous! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the AATSM gallery!

    1. Thank you so much, Carol. I love the Wetlands set and burlap just seemed the right bit of texture to complete it.


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