Thursday, 2 June 2016

Simple No Stamp Card


Hello and welcome :)

Today I am sharing a card that I made with a few challenges in mind.

Here are the challenges that inspired my card:


Challenge: Must use current products and a general sentiment. This was a little tricky since the new 2016 - 2017 catalogue went live yesterday, but I did have a few products that are carrying over to choose from.

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I have used the Masculine, Die-cut, Sequins combination





I recently created a card for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Dena Rekow and I used the colour combo of Basic Black, Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise. I thought the colour combo worked so well on my card that it has become a new favourite. So I decided to use the same colours for this card. Click here if you would like to check out my Blog Hop card.


Here is my card:




I started with Basic Black cardstock for the base. Then I found a scrap strip of Whisper White that happened to be the perfect width of just over 2", which meant I was able to use my 2" Circle Punch to punch out a circle at the bottom of the strip and then I punched out a smaller circle using my 1-3/4" Circle punch from another scrap of Whisper White. I used Snail to adhere the Whisper White strip to my card and then attached the punched 1-3/4" circle in the middle of the 2" hole to give a black circle outline.

Using some Tempting Turquoise cardstock, the banner from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies, Big Shot & Magnetic plate I cut out the banner. Then using the "for you" thinlit from the same set and my magnetic plate I was able to line up the "for you" in the middle of the banner and run it through my Big Shot. I then adhered the Turquoise banner in the middle of the circles on the strip (making sure that the negative image was only on the white circle and that you couldn't see any black). Using the for you die cut piece as a template I was able to glue down the floating cut outs that frame the words in the negative image.

To finish off the front, I found 2 white stars and 1 black star from my Metallics Sequin Assortment container and glued them down.

I continued the stars inside the card by using the row of stars thinlit also from the Mini Treat Bag set on the white cardstock inside the card.


It wasn't intentional when I started that this would end up as a no stamp card, but it just worked out that way. I was going to use the "you" from the Hello You thinlits and the "FOR" from the Crazy About You stamp set, but then I found my Mini Treat Bag thinlits and thought the "for you" thinlit was a little more on the masculine side so went with that instead.

I quite like this card as it is not too fancy, but not too plain - a perfect masculine card. And the "for you" sentiment means it can be used for any occasion.

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:

Basic Black A4 Cardstock (121688)
Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598)
2" Circle Punch (133782)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Metallics Sequin Assortment (138390)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

If you would like to purchase or see any of these items in more detail, just click on the relevant link above.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

22 comments:

  1. What a great 'no stamp' card Kirsten. I love your colour combo and the clean, graphic design - perfect for the modern man! Thanks for joining my Tic-Tac-Toes challenge over at The Paper Players this week.

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    1. Thanks so much Joanne :) I've never tried a challenge like yours before, it was so much fun.

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  2. So very striking Kirsten. Simply stunning!

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  3. Kirsten, this is a fabulous masculine card! The color combo is amazing! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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  4. YOu nailed the use of Tempting Turquoise! Great card Kirsten!

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    1. Thanks Carolina :) It's one of my favourite colours so I love it when I get to use it on a project.

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  5. Very striking! Who doesn't love black and white and then the Tempting Turquoise add another dimension.

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie :) Definitely a new fave colour combo.

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  6. Love the simplicity of this card and its versatility as a result.

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  7. Such a great card! I was looking at this tic tac toe the other day but I couldn't think of what to make with the combos, especially masculine & sequins! You've nailed it! Xx

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    1. Thanks Jessie :) I pondered over the masculine & sequins part of this challenge for a bit. I was quite happy when I found stars in my sequin container.

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  8. You can never go wrong with B&W and a beautiful pop of color!
    LOVE your awesome graphic design!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks so much Hannelie :) I was really happy with my simple but stylish layout. Thanks so much to the Paper Players team for the challenge.

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  9. Simply but really stunning. I like the color combination a lot.

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    1. Thanks Satomi :) This colour combo is a new favourite of mine.

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  10. Stunning colour combination - love this "no stamp" card.

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  11. Awesome card Kirsten. Love the colour contrast - striking effect! :)

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