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.
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
Tools/Techniques: Big Shot, Arrows Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, Little Labels Framelits, Heat tool
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