Friday, May 25, 2012


This week at Just Add Ink, Mae has provided us with a great sketch for a card/scrapbook page:

It was my brother's birthday this week, so I used this sketch to make his card.

It's a little hard to see the detail of the background papers I've used, because I've embossed and sponged them to death, but I do like the 'grungy' look that resulted.  I've used three different pieces of Stampin' Up!'s Well Worn Designer Series Paper.  I have in my stash some Crumb Cake corduroy buttons, that are long since retired from Stampin' Up!'s range, but which come in handy for masculine cards.  The smaller buttons have been sponged with Not Quite Navy ink; I love that they can be customised!
(I'm not quite sure what's happened to the background, in the editing process - just ignore that!)

  Stamps: For My Family, Extreme Elements
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
DSP: Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake stampin' pads, Not Quite Navy marker
Other: 2 1/2" Circle punch, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Square Lattice embossing folder, sponge dauber, Color Spritzer tool, Corduroy buttons, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's samples, for this week's challenge.  It's great to see the different ways we all interpret a sketch, and you're sure to be inspired by those talented women!


  1. Love love love all the texture!! great male card and fantastic colours.
    Tam x

  2. OHH this is a fab male card!
    I'll be taking inspiration from this next time I need to make one :)

  3. I'm sure your brother will love this card Christine! You have used Extreme Elements so well and I love the buttons too.

  4. All that texture and it.


  5. Christine, this is a fantastic card. I love how you have used the DSP - it looks fantastic.

  6. A great use of texture and layering, I do love your "Blokey" cards Christine, you make them look so effortless and yet awesome too!

  7. This is awesome Christine. Love, love, love all the texture & "sponged to within an inch of it's life" DSP. The EE images complement perfectly. Hugs :)

  8. What a great manly card. Love the grunge look.