Well…I’m back a bit sooner than expected!  I ended up making a card before I left for work this morning. It’s been floating around in my head since I saw the colors at Utah Divas International and last night I finally came up with a good card design in my head.  It actually turned out much better than I expected too!  I combined 3 SU sets to create this masculine birthday card for a coworker whose birthday is in a few weeks.

I had so much fun stamping. It’s no secret that I’ve been favoring solid image stamps over coloring for quite some time.  It’s so quick and easy for me to build a card with stamps than spending time coloring an image.  I hope to get back to that soon too though since my Magnolias and other stamps must be missing me 🙂  I started out using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and inking up the splatter stamp in Coastal Cabana, stamped it off once and then onto Whisper White cardstock. I did that repeatedly until my panel was full.  I then inked up the coral stamp with Baked Brown Sugar, stamped it off once and then onto my panel.  I added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Soft Suede, stamped the fish in Coastal Cabana and fussy cut him. He’s popped on dimensionals although it’s hard to tell in the picture. Lastly, I inked up the shell stamp with Soft Suede and stamped it off once before fussy cutting it to add to my card front.  Oh and I added a little banner punched from the Banner Punch in Baked Brown Sugar.  I was going to add candy dots but forgot that Coastal Cabana is an in-color and there aren’t any!


The color challenge I used~

I tell ya, I’ve been on one heck of a crafty kick this month!! No layouts done but I did make almost 30 cards and I’ve given about 1/3-1/2 of them away already. Lots of birthdays and occasions this month and I’m ready for some future occasions too!  Thanks for sticking with me through my tons of posts!



Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: By the Tide, Gorgeous Grunge, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede

CS: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Other: banner punch, dimensionals