Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Perfect Plaid

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another masculine/neutral birthday card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a navy and green Bazzill.  The sentiment is Stampendous Graceful Birthday stamped in Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim on Recollections White and layered on more Bazzill navy.  The banners are punched from Classic Red Bazzill.  The embellishments are Mark Richards 3mm Silver Metal.

As with yesterday's card, this is a very straightforward layout that focuses on the great printed paper.  Though it doesn't show all that well in this photo.  The card base is a tan cardstock that matches perfectly with the beige stripe in the plan.  I debated adding the small silver embellishments but given the size, and the simplicity of the card overall, the don't appear too frou frou.  A great result!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dots And Banners

Hello everyone,

Today's card uses more fantastic Crop A While donated paper.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a green and brown Bazzill.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker Happy Birthday stamped in Stampin' Up Early Espresso on a Bazzill White and layered on more green and brown.  The sentiment panel was die cut with Stampin' Up / Sizzix Banners Framelits.  The embellishments are Fabricland.

I think this is a great masculine card.  I love the colours as well as the combination of dots and banners.  The layered banners add interest and I think look really cool against the dotted background.  I also love the gold dot embellishments as they work so very well with the printed paper.  I'm very pleased with this results.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Splattered Wishes

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while since my last post but my cardmaking mojo has taken a dive the last few weeks and I've had no gumption whatsoever to sit down at my desk.  Sometimes, you just have to take a break.

I've had these next few cards crafted for weeks but just haven't sat down to post them.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill yellow and light blue.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Happy Celebrations stamped in Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze on a Bazzill white and layered on more Bazzill yellow.

Before my mojo disappeared, I was working on a series of masculine/neutral cards with paper that was generously donated by a local scrapbooking store Crop A While.  I particularly loved the brightly coloured splatter.  This card also gave me the perfect excuse to experiment with some of the new Stampin' Up stamps I recently acquired.  This stamp set is not in my usual style but it struck me as really versatile for both masculine, feminine, neutral and kid cards.  As if I really needed another stamp set!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle