Thursday, February 25, 2016

February Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop . . . One for the Guys

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for February. This month our theme is One for the Guys. We are sure that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see. 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. 
At the moment you are visiting Bec Ross. 

I have a feeling most of the other blog hoppers will be doing masculine cards for the grown ups in their lives but I really needed to make some kids cards this week!  So I've gone with a project suitable for the little guys in my life :-)  I have 2 boys aged nearly 8 and 10 and of course they have friends who have birthdays so I'm always in need of some "boy cards" for them.

I just love the Boys will be Boys stamp set (but I use if for girls cards too!!) and so that one jumped out at me today.
My team member Hannah did a super cute card with embossed Silver Foil card and brought it to our team meeting - loved it! So I decided to do a similar thing on my card today.

I stamped the robot in Versamark ink and them heat embossed with the black powder.  I coloured him in using ink from the lids of my ink pads and my aqua painter brush.

The sentiment come from the same stamp set but the frame surrounding it comes from the Number of Years stamp set. It's a perfect fit!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A special birthday card

A friend has asked me to make a special card for her mum this week.  I'm not sure if this will be the final version or not but here's what I've come up with so far:

I've used the Large Numbers Framelits with the Gold Glimmer paper to create the number 80 and the belly-band is just a strip wrapped around the card.
The card is a "gatefold" design and the Simply Scored tool with the Metric plate comes in very handy for that.
The patterned paper is from the Pretty Petals DSP stack. The card stock colours are Very Vanilla and Mint Macaron.

Here is the inside of the card. I've also lined the envelope to match.