Saturday, 22 January 2011

Let's Party - A Card for 2 Challenges

Good afternoon.

Went out for a lovely walk on this cold and frosty morning and I was delighted to see the first catkins on the trees. This must mean that Spring is just around the corner.

Still, on to the main point of this blog - a card for 2 challenges: Cards for Men Challenge #2 - Let's Party and Die Cut Dreams #81 - Use a Digi and a Rubber Stamp Together

For the DCD challenge - the Let's Party was from a My Craft Studio No Stamp Required CD - it is a font so strictly that is 8 stamps which I coloured in with Promarkers after printing them out on Super Smooth Paper. The Pub and the Beer stamps are from a set by Creative Expressions.

The Cards for Men Challenge gave the theme of Lets' Party. I had no real party type stamps but I thought "well you can always party down the Pub". The pub was stamped onto watercolour paper with Adirondack Espresso ink and it was coloured using the same ink and a water brush. The edges were tinged with Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge Distress ink. The bear bottles were stamped and coloured in the same way and 5 sets were cut out - 2 for the label and 3 as individual embellishments

The Let's Party was cut out with a Label Nestability and with the cut out still in the die an edging of Rusty Hinge ink was added. A larger size of the same shape was cut from copper mirror board and the two were stuck together.

The base card is dark brown and A5 in size. The background layer a gorgeous piece of copper embossed card that I have had for ages and I can't remember where I got it from. Everything was attached to the base card with Pinflair Glue.


  1. Looks like my kind of party. Lovely warm colours!

  2. Love this card, Shirl. The 'pub' stamp is fab. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  3. Hi Shirl, wow thats one fabulous card for a man, especially one who enjoys popping to the local, its a very appropriate for many of the men around here. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  4. Wow awesome guy card, love the beer bottle, thanks so much for sharing with us this challenge at Die Cut Dreams

  5. A beautiful card, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

  6. Hi Shirl, what a fabulous card, I love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx


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