Sunday, 20 September 2009

Stamp with Us Sunday

Goodness what a week it has been – can you believe it is Sunday again already! We have been busy with birthdays, a play which opened on Friday meaning we were out every night and I have been at a lovely Craft Fair today, MaKe in Milton Keynes. If you are reading this having met me there today a huge Hello and Welcome!

Still it is Sunday and that means one thing - time for this week’s Stamp With Us Challenge and this week it is a recipe challenge. The challenge is to make a card using no patterned paper, two stamps and two ribbons.

I decided to make a card for one of the Birthday Boys I know from this week. Adam has just turned 19 and is very fond of beer so there was really only one stamp set I could use ... you guessed Cheers to You.

The background was created using a mixture of the two stamps, both of which are from the Cheers to You set. I used both on the bottom two thirds of the card and just the sentiment on the top, the inks are So Saffron and Really Rust. The main image was framed with a chipboard circle which was then inked with More Mustard and embossed with clear embossing powder. It was then backed with some Really Rust card. The focal image was stamped and coloured using watercolour wonder crayons to give a nice dimensioned look. The punched shape was then covered with Versamark ink and embossed with three layers of clear embossing powder to give a lovely tiled finish. Once it was totally cold the card was flexed in different directions to give a cracked glass finish to the image. The cracks were then emphasised by rubbing in some Creamy Caramel Ink. To help the image pop within the frame it was attached with dimensional pads. The ribbons are Chocolate Chip Double Stitched and the frame is attached using More Mustard Ribbon.
Luckily Adam loved the card!
Thank you for stopping by - don’t forget to check out the rest of the design teams cards – they are wonderful. It would also be great if you made a card in response to the challenge and left us a link. I love seeing how differently everyone interprets the challenges.

Happy Crafting

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Lainee said...

What a lovely idea for a male card, Bekka. I always have trouble thinking of something to do for males. Love the color scheme and especially the detail of the embellishment in the middle. The cracking effect is great.
Well, here's cheers to you, and have a great week!

Teri said...

Really like this card Bekka. Love how you've looped the ribbon around the circle and I love how you've done the image!

Teri xx

Sara said...

Fantastic male card Bekka. Like the cracked glass technique and love how you've secured the top ribbon.

Sara xx

Yvonne said...

Such a wonderful card for a man , one of the hardest i think to do . Yet you have done a fab job on this, from the colours to the stamps to the embellishments

Kate Lewis said...

Fabby card Bekka, I really love the cracked glass effect - I must try this sometime! TFS! Love Kate x