Wednesday, 18 July 2018

TMR - Include an unexpected item ....

... Hi! I can't quite believe just how busy I've been since getting back from the UK; I've had no time to play in my craft room as we've been doing family stuff!! I'm here today with my card for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#90. We have a super fun challenge - we want you to include AN UNEXPECTED ITEM on your masculine project. The possibilities are endless. I went for something silly and fun for a boy's birthday card:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Balloon Bash, Simply Said Birthday, Birthday Sentiments; MFT - Pretty Pocket
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Blueberry Bushel; Gina K - Lucky Clover; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - Pocket
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Blueberry Bushel; White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen; Black Micron Pen

I made a clean, simple card. I made the base from dark blue card and cut a panel of white card slightly smaller. I die cut the blue card to make a pocket on which I stamped a stitched edge and a simple birthday greeting, embossing them both with white powder. On the white card, I stamped balloons and added details with white and black pens. I stamped some stars in blue and green on the panel and then used dimensional tape at the edges of the pocket to attach it to the card front. I finished the card by putting a green balloon - my unexpected item - inside the pocket. On the inside of the card, I cut another panel of white card on which I added a greeting and some more stars. I'm submitting this card to Inkspirational - INK#165 where the word prompt is birthday.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Here's a photo of the card next to a blown up balloon:

Happy Birthday detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Wei and Lise Mariann to The Male Room DT - so glad to have you on board. Don't forget to check out The Male Room blog to see more inspiring projects from the rest of the design team and also from our guest designer, Ana.  You've got plenty of time to join the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 31st July - that's 7.00pm here in the States. See you soon.



Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it, a GREAT addition Deborah.

Wei said...

How creative you are, Deborah! I like the balloons floating out the blue jeans pocket and a real one in it. I am so happy that I join in with you! Wei Hugs x

Linby said...

A great take on the challenge and I love blue and green together.

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