Friday, 4 May 2012

Less is More - birthday wishes ....

.....  I've finally managed to make a card!!!  It's been a really busy week with me STILL unpacking boxes.  When I moved out here I was able to find lots of time to craft and that was because the removal guys packed the boxes.  Our move package included unpacking the boxes, but we had so many that the team weren't able to complete the job.  To be honest, I didn't really want them doing my craft room - I would never have been able to find anything!  To be fair, I'm still having a few issues there :)

I realised this morning that it's my brother-in-law's birthday tomorrow and I hadn't made a card for him.  So, this is it and it's going to be late!  I've used two challenges in the making of the card and CASEd one of Ardyth's fabulous cards.  The challenges are:

Sadly, I missed the deadline for the Charisma challenge, but the colours are perfect for a masculine card, so I stuck with them.  I used my new Paper Smooches background stamp to make the focal image, but only stamped a small section.  I stamped directly onto some vellum and heat embossed the image with clear powder, then coloured the squares on the reverse.  I layered the vellum square onto die cut white and black card.  I finished off with a simple sentiment.  Hopefully, Tim should get this card next week.

Stamps:  Paper Smooches - Hip to be Square; Uniko Studio - Extra Time
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Standard Squares Sm (S4-128) #5, Standard Square Lg (S4-126) #5
Promarkers: Royal Blue, Cobalt Blue
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder; Card from stash;

Here's the LIM sketch and Ardyth's card - I do like the jewel look to Ardyth's card!

This is such a pretty card - check out Ardyth's blog - she makes fab cards!

Before I do, I've been promising photos of the house - well it's not quite ready yet, but I thought I'd share a few photos of the my craft room - it's still something of a work in progress ;)

That's all for now.  I really must get back to the unpacking.  We are having an Open House party tomorrow - and I need to make sure that the boxes in the family room and dining room are unpacked (or at least hidden!).  I'll be back on Sunday with my card for this week's CR84FN53 challenge - see you then!


Tara Cardwell said...

I'm sensing a need for some temporary cupboards if all that stash is anything to go by!

Hope you get your unpacking finished in time to enjoy your party.

The card is fabulous - I like the multicoloured original but your blue on blue is perfect for a fella.


Sasha said...

Super card, Deborah!
Have lovely day tomorrow, it should be fun meeting all your new neighbours.

Don't worry, my craft room looks like that all the time until we get our bedrooms sorted out x

Ardyth said...

Wow! I love how you used only part of the stamp - it's visually dramatic and I love it in blues. Thanks so much for CASing my card, and reminding me of something I always forget (especially when using big background stamps) - you don't have to use the whole thing!

Enjoy your party on the weekend. I smiled when you bracketed 'hidden' - that would be my method! LOL!

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card and love the blue tones...what a lovely big craft room you have I do envy you....


Scrapmate said...

Such a lovely card. The colours are fab.

G Peplow said...

Two lovely cards Deborah, the LIM sketch one works really well in monotone and the other is beautiful with all the different shades, pretty! Hope you have fun meeting your new neighbours, good luck with the unpacking too, xx

Chrissie said...

Looks like you might be getting there Deborah!I shall look forward to the pics of the finished job!
Super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Paula (PEP) said...

An intriguing stamp & interesting way of using it too. As for your unpacking - I don't envy you that task at all. It certainly looks as if you have your hands full with stash! Still - I'm sure the Open House Guests won't be wanting to craft...........
Have a super weekend.
Paula (PEP)

Jen W. said...

Fabulous guy card, Deborah! Looks like a lovely bright space for your craft room! Good luck with all the unpacking!

Pauline said...

This is a great card for a chap! Lovely and graphic, and the colours are a masculine mix too.
I don't envy you the unpacking and sorting out Deborah, but it must be so nice to know that you have finally got all your craft stuff!
Enjoy your party xx

Loli said...

Hola Deborah, to much work in your craft room!!1
Thank you for your comment, fantastic squares cards, great designs, very contemporary, well done!!!
A warm hug from the sunny island

Jenny said...

What a great way to use the geometric bkgd Deb, love both made me see that stamp in a different light :0)
Jenny x

Mynn xx said...

Such a fabulous card, Deb! LOVE the blues you've used!!! LOVE that you show in the process pics of your craft room! :) Mine looks like that...I'm not in the process of anything, though. ;D

JJ Bolton said...

Very cool card Deb! Good luck getting your craft room together!

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