Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Guest Card Designer


I am so excited today to share with my readers that I am the Guest Card Designer for Sketch N Scrap this month!!  I was provided the two sketches a while ago, so I have had plenty of time to play with these ideas!  I just love this card!  Although it took some effort to come to fruition. 

Here's the sketch from Sketch n Scrap. 

 I started with idea of duct tape and a masculine card.  I had seen the "Diamond Plate" embossing folder but never purchased it.  I thought what a wonderful background this would make with my duct tape banners.  Only problem, I could not find it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby.  Light bulb!  Maybe my local stamp/scrapbook store would have it!  I called up Stamping Buddies and sure enough she had it!  So I made the drive (a little further than the box stores but not too bad) to purchase my desired embossing folder.  You know I found several items to purchase while I was there and she loaned me a stamp set to complete another project.  I returned that set in two weeks and you know I found more stuff on that trip, too!  I do love supporting my LSS!  This last visit I ordered an awesome stamp and die set, I can't wait til it comes in!!

I also need to show her my cards that I made.  This particular card uses Ranger adhesive backed foil but all the rest use a brushed silver card stock I found at Tuesday Morning during my trip to Georgia.  Yes, the Dalton, GA Tuesday Morning had a plethery of wonderful papers!  I also found a package of Artic Gold that I desparately needed LAST year.  I know I will find another great project for it!

Crazy view is kind of cool!  You can see a close up of the awesome sentiment I just recently purchased at The Stampaway convention from Rubber Cottage. I used my favorite stamping technique embossing!  It makes almost all images look so much better.  I would say I emboss 75% of my images.

Rubber Cottage sentiment stamp
Ranger Silver Fine Detail embossing powder
Stampin Up Modern label punch
Duct tape
Darice Diamond plate embossing folder
Ranger adhesive back foil
Brushed silver card stock
Black card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

 Inspirational top 3!

RIBBON/TWINE until Sept 10 (limit 8 challenges)  I used the top row across (stamp, embossing, punch) and/or the center row down (embossing, sentiment and metal embellishment) until Sept 25 Sept 30 until Sept 13 Sept 13 until 9/6 until Sept 13

Top 3!!
September 2014


  1. Congrats on your GDT. Wonderful cards, I love the embossing folder and your chevrons. The chains are perfect accents.


  2. Fun card design! Love that embossing folder!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  3. This is really cool. I love how you turned such a girly looking sketch masculine. This would make a great 16th birthday card for a boy.

  4. Wow two absolutely gorgeous masculine cards, and not a hint of sport or beer in sight!

    Thanks for sharing in our dry embossing challenge

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. Love this! Your trip for the embossing folder was well worth it! It's fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More this time. Cxxx

  6. Wow, super awesome card! Love the sentiment! So glad you could join us as Guest Designer at Sketch N Scrap this month!

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch and love the background & colours chosen. Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Knockouts, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Creative Knockouts
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  8. What an awesome masculine card! Love the embossed foil & chain embellishment.

  9. Love this one! You done so well with this project. Love the way you played with the sketch. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Pile It On. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
    Anna xxx

  10. Cool card!! I love the chain and embossing!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  11. Fabulous card! I love the sentiment - perfect!!! Love the banners too - we dont get the funky duct tape in the UK... not without paying a fortune to ship it! lol Thanks for joining Anything Goes in September with Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx

  12. Really fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Knockouts!
    Céline DT Creative Knockouts

  13. I really like that sketch you's awesome just like your card! I'll have to save it for future use!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Creative Knockouts & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  14. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

  15. Wonderful masculine card! Thank you for joining us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals. Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  16. Did you see that this card was chosen at

  17. Beautiful sketch and great interpretation. I love this metalic base. Good luck