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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Star Struck Stampers masculine adventures

Our assignment for Star Struck Stampers team meeting today was Father's Day or masculine.  I thought I would take the leftover kits from Card Buffet for this card.  It was going to need a few minor changes to bring all the supplies to current, so I set about to do that this morning and discovered there were *no* leftover kits!  Card Buffets this month were busy, and so much fun - I love all the chatter and the new ideas I get from the creative participants!  

Since I needed to start from scratch, I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch to make it easier:

stamp sets - Crazy about You, Gorgeous Grunge; ink - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey; card stock - Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon; bakers twine - Crushed Curry

I also needed a 3D (anything but a card or scrapbook page) swap.  I thought about a mini bag or box, but didn't have any treats to fill them with (with which to fill them). I considered a gift card holder (my husband and my grandson's fathers will all receive gift cards), but that seemed too card-like.  I settled for an old stand-by and re-covered little note pads, because I had them on hand:
stamp sets - And Many More, The Open Sea; ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke; card stock - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede; Stampin' Sponge

I've been totally captivated by collage-style stamping recently, and these were a lot of fun.  I may be a little too proud of myself for deciding on colors and stamp placement all by myself - no CASE-ing or challenge prompts involved!

And as a final visual treat, this is one of the cards we made, from a teammate's design.  It was a Father's Day card, but I need more birthday cards, so I switched the sentiment, making it perfect for the Seize the Birthday challenge Anything Goes:
stamp set - And Many More; ink - Pacific Point; card stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black; punch - Modern Label; Big Shot with Arrows embossing folder


Colleen said...

What a fabulous card! love all those circles, so bright cheery! And the impression just pops and makes it very unique! Thank you for sharing it on Seize the Birthday!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! Great take on the sketch!

Glenda J said...

This is so bold and fun. What a great design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.