Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Calm Sea....

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday!  I do hope you all had a fantastic weekend - I did.  Movie and dinner with some lovely friends on Friday, wine and a book on Saturday and crafting with a wonderful friend on Sunday night - I don't think it gets much better.

During crafting last night, I decided to get inspired by some fun and fantastic challenges - I know, I know, big surprise!!

Here are the challenges I will be playing along with:

1. Stampin' Celebration

I have been wanting to use the Adventure Awaits stamp set for some time now and the sketch from Stampin' Celebration this week was a great one that would be wonderful to showcase the stamps.  So very fun.

2. Color Throwdown

I loved this week's colours for the Color Throwdown.  I interpreted them to be Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Real Red and thought they would be perfect for a nautical themed card.

3. Just Us Girls

This week is word week over at Just Us Girls and the word is "masculine".  I thought it would be fun to add to my guy card stash and for once, create a card that wasn't a birthday card that screamed masculine.  I think the colour combination and nautical theme works here.

4. Stampin' Royalty

I love having a chance to try new techniques or ones that I don't use that often.  This week over at Stampin' Royalty the technique to be used is embossing.  I both wet embossed the stamped image on the Adventure Bound DSP stack and dry embossed on the Real Red accents.

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Here is my card tonight:

Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Adventure Bound DSP Stack, Maritime DSP
Stamp Sets: Adventure Awaits
Inks: Versamark
Tools/Techniques: Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, Little Labels Framelits, Heat tool

Thanks for dropping by, I'm so glad you did!


  1. WONDERFUL take on combining these challenges!!!! Love the "water" paper and the large nautical stamp , I LOVE anything nautical or beachy!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  2. love how you embossed the designer paper! great job! thank you for taking the Stampin' Royalty challenge!

  3. SUPER COOL card! That stamp set and paper are a match made in heaven! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Stampin' Royalty!

  4. Wow what a great male card. Love the DP and such a fabulous sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  5. This is a fabulous masculine card Steph!! Great job combining all those challenges! So glad you joined us at Stampin' Celebration!

  6. Clever sentiment! Love the colors and how you've used the sketchh on your guy card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  7. Love this so much! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampin' Celebration!

  8. Great card! I wasn't sure how to use some of the stamps in Adventure Awaits, so glad to see the options! Thanks for including Stampin' Celebration as part of your inspiration! Love how your card turned out.