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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wacky Watercooler Year End Holiday Blog Hop Adventure

If you hopped here from Stamp with Bev, welcome!  If you are starting here, just continue around using the next buttons until you get back - you won't want to miss any of the holiday happiness everyone is sharing this month!

During our pre-hop discussion we were challenged to see whether we could make a holiday project that had a "masculine" in theme.  I struggled with that, not so much because I struggle with making masculine cards (frequently I prefer them), but because I couldn't really think of a holiday theme that wouldn't be appropriate for a man, other than the obvious frilly, floral styles (which I almost never prefer).  Then, I found this card on Pinterest and I knew that was the answer, and I would have to recreate it.  I rotated Tuesday Morning sketch #224 for my version:

 stamp sets - Joy to the World, Gorgeous Grunge; ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Soft Suede; card stock - Naturals Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive; Big Shot with Deco Labels Collection framelit; Naturals Designer buttons, 7/16" Natural trim, Crumb Cake 1/2" seam binding, glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

 I don't really have a clue who I would send it to, but it's just such a fun card, isn't it? (I fixed that button so it lays flat after I saw this photo)  Living in Michigan, I could just claim I meant hunting season, and send it out next week!


 

When I received my big box o' stampin' stuff last month, I fell in love with the Encore metallic ink pads immediately - they look as rich as heat embossing with the ease of simply stamping!  Using Delicate Doilies and Encore ink to imitate fireworks for a New Year's card popped into my head one night as I was falling asleep, but I don't usually send New Year's cards.  Clean & Simple sketch #265 just *had* to be used for that idea, though, so here it is:
stamp sets - Delicate Doilies, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Encore silver; Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Basic Black, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum
 
I might use this to write a thank you note, or if someone unexpectedly sends us a Christmas card and we didn't send them one but don't want them to think we're ignoring them. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, and I' hope you'll come back another time.  Please use the buttons below to continue around our hop - the next stop is Stamp and Create  where you can admire Deb's awesome work!

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15 comments:

Deborah said...

Congrats on your masculine themed card, Kathe! It's fabulous; both your projects are great :)

Terri said...

Nice cards, Kathe! I personally love the gorgeous grunge! (pst. one of my projects uses it too!)

Gail said...

Love how you used the doilies! And, yes, they could be fireworks.

Christine said...

Love that masculine card. I really struggled trying to think of one and this really fits the bill.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Really great cards!!! I especially love your first one - so unique and it really pops!!

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh, Kathe, I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, too. It's so versatile, isn't it? The combination of colours you've used to stamp the spattered background really work well and remind me of a forest--especially the tree bark, moss and lichens. It could work for anything: Christmas, birthday, etc. depending on the greetings you chose to put on the front. You're right about the Delicate Doilies working well as fireworks. I love all of the colours you've used for the front of the card. The perfect plum, especially, really makes it festive. I agree about the Encore inks being just perfect for stamping. So glad they made it into the Occasions catalogue. Thanks so much for sharing your projects and for being part of this Blog Hop.

Jeannine Tarrio said...

Great cards, Kathe. The masculine card could be used for any occasion, love the grunge style!

Bev said...

Kathe love your style sense! My favourite is the doilies in the metallic ink. Makes me think of spirograph ..

Kath Ricks said...

Kathe, great masculine card! Sometimes they are the hardest to do.

Jessi Fogan said...

Those doilies are stunning - I so have to get my paws on some of that metallic ink! I love the masculine holiday card too - I always end up making funny ones for guys. Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!
I'm going to feature your card on our Facebook page today: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Morning-Sketches/165327566909261?ref=hl

Gail said...

These are great!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Kathe, that looks like a fun card to make! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Susan said...

I love your cards, Kathe. Of course, I love all the cards you make!

Debbie said...

Great masculine card!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Louise Radies said...

Kathe, lovely blog and projects. Happy Stampin' to you. Enjoy the weekend!
Louise