cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

TOOLS AND URBAN UNDERGROUND!

I started sharing some cards with the Nailed It set a few weeks ago and then got in to Sale-A-Bration so I thought it was time to revisit this set again.  I have a couple of cards for you and some tricks.

This card was CASED from Pinterest.  It really is a simple card but you don’t need complicated right and the boys usually don’t care anyway. 😉

The tools were stamped onto the Smoky Slate Background with Smoky Slate ink.  Quite evenly mind you.  I will share a trick to that in the next  post.

I cut a strip of the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and cut a banner with scissors.  This piece is too wide to fit in the Banner Triple Punch. I wrapped around some Black Baker’s Twine. (You can have bows on boy’s cards!). Then punch the black card with the Best Badge Punch.  The No. 1 is stamped in black ink on to white card and punched out.  This is from the set ‘Badges and Banners’. They were raised up with Dimensionals.  To finish I added a star from the Urban Underground Embellishments Pack.

Stay tuned for the next post with this cool set and a tip for you.

Jenny

cards, Classes, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

NAILED IT IN RED!

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for the Nailed It set.  I came across this card that I liked.  I changed a couple of things with it.

To Recreate it:

Adhere Real Red card mat to the Black card base.

Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with a line of the screws alternating the direction of them.  Sponge touches of black on the screws.  Adhere the strip on to the Red card mat and adhere the screws back into the gaps.  Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with the ruler measure die. Adhere the strip on to the card also.

Stamp the screwdriver image on to Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon and then colour it with the Red and Crumb Cake inpads and the Aquapainter.  Loop some Silver thread around behind the screwdriver before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp the “Enjoy You Day” Stamp from the Badges and Banners stamp set and punch it out with the Best Badge punch. Adhere that on to the card with Dimensionals.  It doesn’t hurt to add a little bling to the boys card either with a Rhinestone. 🙂

I will share some more cards with the Nailed It bundle again soon. Stay tuned. Hope your weekend is going awesome.

Jenny

 

cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

A COLOUR CHALLENGE AND FMS SKETCH CHALLENGE!

I had some ‘ME’ time stamping today.  It’s not often I do that as I am always preparing for classes or making cards for others.  So I indulged!!! 🙂

I really like joining in on challenges.  It extends your creativity and makes you think a bit. I saw the Freshly Made Sketches the other day and thought I wanted to have a go at it. Then I saw the new Colour Challenge on Pootles.  So I knew that they were my starting point.

I will show you my card, then I will go through some of the thought processes behind it.

So for Sam’s Colour Challenge this week it was Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and So Saffron. Lovely subtle colours but I would never have thought to put them together. Thanks Sam! That’s what a challenge is for right. 😉

Here is the Sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #246.

FMS Final 246-001

This was the card I created.

Sunburst challenge for FMS

Let me tell you how I got to this point.

I already had the colours to use (sometimes that is half the battle!) and I had a sketch. Sketches really give you a plan to work with.  From there I went through my stamps to see what might work with these colours.  They were nice pastel colours so I thought flowers or butterflies.  I pulled out some of those sets and then found my Badges and Banners set. I wondered if this might work??

I then pulled out the cardstock for these colours and pulled out the DSP, ribbon and other embellishments I had.  I loved the Sweet Sugarplum paper in the Playful Palette DSP. I inked up the birdcage image in the stamp set in So Saffron.  I wiped off the ink on the bird with the Blender Pen and then coloured it with the Soft Sky inkpad using the Blender Pen again.  It wasn’t as bright as I would have liked after I stamped it.  I did go over it with the Soft Sky marker to lift it up.  I punched it out with the Best Badge punch.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento on Soft sky and punched with the Duet Banner punch.  The big question was what to make the tag shape behind the images from the sketch?? I pulled out a few of my Framelits and sized them up but they just weren’t working.  Then I saw the Starburst Thinlits.  Why not think outside of the box – or the shape??  I cut the starburst shape from the So Saffron.  It was a little big for what was needed.  I used the Layering Square Framelits.  I used my largest straight square and lined it up over the Starburst to get the right position.  When I cut it I just rolled it through in the Big Shot to just before the end of the frame, then rolled it back so it wouldn’t cut the end. Then I turned the Framelit and card piece.  Lined the card with the Square Framelit again and rolled it through stopping before it came to the end again. Then I had a rectangular shape.

It was a very quick case of just sticking it together. I finished the card off with a bow from White Baker’s Twine and an Adhesive Rhinestone.  So these colours could work together. 🙂

If you want to have a go at these challenges.  You can see the Freshly Made Sketch #246 HERE and go to Sam’s blog at Pootles HERE for the Colour Challenge (check out her other amazing creations while you are there!).

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

SCALLOP EDGE BORDER WITH THE BEST BADGE PUNCH!

I have just posted about my tags I made for team swaps and then I realised I hadn’t told you about the scallop edge on the tags.  Never mind you get a second post from me. 🙂

Just to show you the tags again and have a look at the scallop edge at the bottom.

swirly tags

It’s a bit hard to see in this photo but maybe this photo is a little clearer.

swirly tags _2

I recently discovered that you could create a scallop edge using the Best Badge punch.  I loved that idea and maybe I bought the punch just for that reason. 😉

This is the punch if you haven’t noticed it in the catalogue.

best badge punch

So how do you create the scallop edge with it??  Well, I haven’t got a video for you but I have some photos to help you.

Firstly, with the scallop edge of the badge punch line the bottom curves of the scallops up with the bottom edge of the cardstock and then punch.

Scallop edge

Move the punch along the cardstock so you line up the last scallop you punched with the scallop on the punch.  Then line up the bottom of the curve on the next scallop with the bottom edge of the cardstock like you have done previously.  Then punch.

scallop edge 1

Continue moving along the length of your piece of card.  This particular one was only narrow so there are not too many scallops to punch but it gives you an idea.

scallop edge 2

Does that help?? I hope so.  It’s great when you can get more use from your punch than what you originally thought.

Thanks for visiting me again.

Jenny