Friday 28 June 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Kids/Male Inspiration

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our Kids/Male theme. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I chose to create a quick and simple masculine card for my project today. When I am having a bit of a creative block I always like to go and check out a few creative challenges for some inspiration. And so for my card today my colour palette was inspired by the latest Color Throwdown #549 colour challenge and my layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #394 sketch challenge. My card also fits in with the latest Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #SUOC226 - Birthdays.


I interpreted the blue, orange and grey colours in the Color Throwdown challenge in to Stampin' Up! colours Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie and Gray Granite, plus I added some Whisper White.

As mentioned, this was a quick and super easy card to put together.

I started by die cutting all the gears from the Garage Gears Dies set in Gray Granite. Next I cut a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and stamped my sentiment (from the Geared Up Garage stamp set) in Blueberry Bushel ink in the top corner.

Using Multipurpose liquid glue I adhered my die cut gear pieces to the Pumpkin Pie strip (after I'd had a play with how I wanted them laid out). And then adhered some Whisper White cardstock strips (that were in my scrap pile... gotta love when you can use up your scraps) to the back of the Pumpkin Pie strip.

My cardbase is Blueberry Bushel and I wanted to add a little texture so I decided to use my Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder. I cut a Blueberry Bushel card front and ran it through my big shot. This was then adhered to my card base, followed by the Pumpkin Pie panel and then... voila! a finished card :)

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Geared Up Garage Stamp Set (Cling 148590)

Garage Gears Thinlits (148521)

Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (148026)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear Blocks

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  1. Very cool design! The colors are perfect for your images and the embossed background is fantastic! :)

  2. What an awesome design this is and the colors are awesome, too! Perfect masculine design!

  3. Great masculine card! So happy you joined us at CTD!

    1. Thanks so much Vickie and thanks to the CTD Team for a great colour challenge.

  4. Great card Kirsten, love your colours x

  5. Those gears are fabulous and I love the corrugated paper behind it! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thanks so much Kim. And thanks to the FMS team for such a great sketch :)

  6. Fabulous card! Love, love, love that bold, masculine look of the gears and blue, striped background. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. What a great card. Perfect masculine details but still so much fun. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

  8. Such a great guy birthday card! I love that stamp set and dies, they're perfect for my car-crazy dad, brother, and kid. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you again for a new challenge starting tomorrow!


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