Freshly Made Sketches #127

Hey Everyone

I saw Jennifer Timko’s really cool sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week and instantly thought – man card time.  I figured I was due to make another one and give you a break from my floral creations.

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This card took me forever to make because I so focused on using an off-cut piece of blue designer series paper from a retired Stampin’ Up pack called Comfort Cafe DSP.  I had a nautical themed card in mind that I thought would work because of the rippled pattern on it that reminded me of water.  After an hour of playing around with shells and boats, I decided to give up that idea and go with a guitar themed card instead.   I added some chevrons from my new chevron border punch to pair with the chevron DSP I used in the background.  The guitar and sentiment are from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Grunge Rock.

FMS127

Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.  I love everyone’s interpretation of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #179

Hey Everyone

Friday’s mean there’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week Mae has created a fabulous sketch for us to try:

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I’ve had a male birthday in the family recently and I thought that this sketch worked well for a masculine card.  I’ve used some retired Stampin’ Up stamp sets called  Grunge Rock and Just Jawing and combined them with some new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets called Off the Grid and Gorgeous Grunge.

JAI #179 Narelle

Come and join us with this weeks sketch at Just Add Ink – head over to the challenge and check out the inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary #216 & Mojo Monday #256

Hey Everyone

My brother-in-law has recently had a birthday so I’ve created this card using a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Grunge Rock (it was the first time it had been inked up!).  I’ve used the challenge colours from Create with Connie & Mary  to create this card – initially I thought they might be too girlie but I found I really like them for a man card.

I’ve combined challenges as I needed a little inspiration for the layout for my card so I found this sketch from Mojo Monday.  I find creating a man card a bit tricky sometimes as I run out of embellishments to add. When I find a fabulous sketch like this, it gives me the “fullness” I need on a card – does that make sense?

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle