Happy Monday...and I'm having the blues. Back to work..and I'm so not ready! Gahhh...Today's agenda: learning a new data system. How exciting!!! Little wonder I'm dragging my feet...
Before I attempt to transform myself into 'presentable', I'm sharing a card I made for 4 Crafty Chicks~Let's Get Masculine, as well as new-to-me The Male Room~Seeing Stars challenges. As I mentioned in my Getting to Know Me post, I'm a challenge-aholic, so it's just 'fitting' that I expand into trying some new challenges *grin*
My card features the technique I learned from Debby Hughes, in Stretch Your Stamps 2 - stamping words on die cuts, then inking/sponging. As 'masculine' is the theme, I aimed for 'guy-ish colours' with the stars, as well as with the sentiment, which is from Uniko Studio. And yes...you are seeing distress inks/markers. Stamped, not water-coloured. We're NOT going there!!
I should have used a smaller "you" for the little star...next time.
NOTE: So honoured and delighted to be selected for a Golden Egg Award by 4 Crafty Chicks. THANK YOU!!
NOTE: Thrilled and honoured to be one of the four winners over at The Male Room. THANK YOU!!
NOTE: Honoured to be selected as one of the Top 3 over at Uniko Studio Challenge. THANK YOU!!!
ETA: Joining over at Uniko Studio Challenge #13~Special Occasions.
Okay, now I'm going to be late; best quite dawdling and procrastinating...
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!!!
Love this! Great color combo and what a fantastic stamp set! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT
4 Crafty Chicks
What a lovely starry card - thanks for joining us in TMR this week - Jacqueline xx
Fun, full of energy and deliciously dimensional, Carol ... fab masculine card! Hugs, Anita :)
Love the inky stars and colours on the sentiment - great man's card!
Great card for men...love how you have stamped on the stars...Awesome ):
Challenges are very fun Carol and I don't blame you for joining in on them. I so want to get my ducks in a row and join in on some myself. One day maybe. lol I love, love this card. Yes, it is masculine with the colors you chose, but it could be for a girl with just a change up in colors. You know how much I am loving that technique of stamping words on your die cuts-gotta try that! lol Looks like another one for me to pin! Sorry it is back to work day, I feel for you. I hope you had a great day anyway. Big hugs, Brenda
C - I love this card!! That technique of stamping words on the diecuts is so awesome!! I love what you did with your stars and the whole thing is just totally perfect for a masculine birthday!! I want to try out this technique!! I am not completely done defining what blogging means to me but I will let you in on the secret that I am not quitting just adjusting!! Thank you for your care and support!!
Love this! stars are wonderful for masculine cards. Hope the training for the new system goes smoothly ((hugs))!
Fantastic design Carol for a masculine card! I love the words stamped on the die cuts, perfectly masculine. I hope that learning the new system at work goes easily for you, drag to go back to work--boo!
I think you stamped the words perfectly Carol and great colours and designs for a guy card. Have a good day x
Hope you get through the back to work blahs easily! Will be thinking of you. :) Your card is the perfect way to ward away my blahs and will thrill any lucky recipient. :)
I think this is awesome!!! :) I do like the way you've stamped and coloured the die cut stars. Perfect for our star theme. Welcome and thanks for playing along with The Male Room. Hope to see you again!
...and so very handsome this is, Carol! You ink well, layer nicely and combine colors perfectly!
OH sorry you're having to go back to work... It's way more fun to play :) Your card is really wonderful!! I have such a hard time with masculine cards, you did a fabulous job on this! I love the stamping on the stars! Awesome work!! ((Hugs))
LOVE this design ... so creative. Loll xx
Awesome cards Carol. Well done. - Jim
AWESOME! Love the mix of stamps & how you used the SYS2 technique. Hope your first day back at work goes OK & hugs to you to cheer you up. Thank you for linking up to the Uniko Studio Challenge too :) Hugs Bev x
Great guy card, Carol! I so hear you about not wanting to go back to work! I've ended up with lots of extra days off this summer since I didn't volunteer for the other hospital & now I'm dreading my 2 days coming up! OK, I know you have no sympathy since you work full-time--LOL!
Gorgeous card! So glad you found us in The Male Room and hope to see you join in again.
So sorry you have to return to work...no fair!
I really love your take on Debby's technique! Awesome masculine colors and the stars are perfect for a guy! Love this one a LOT!!!
Really loving that technique of stamping and sponging on die cuts. What a cool, grungy yet pretty look. You've been just rocking everything that you've been learning on the Stretch Your Stamps class!! And eeeek, you won the golden egg!! I'm not one bit surprised! Woot woot !
Awesome use of stars! Love your sponging - Thanks for joining in with The Male Room~
Hii Carol I think I lost my comment to your lovely card now I write it again I love the sentiment and the way you colored the sentiment in three different colors the star and the sponging looks adorable and I love that you are there too at the MALE ROOM with me in the linky party..this card is adorable and for me a winner...you made a Great manly card too my friend...now I walk around your blog I will leave some love to your post that I left because of my Holiday...hope you are doing well..biiig hugs...Monika
Oh my gosh!! AWESOME guy card!! I love the stamped stars!! And the multi colored sentiment is sooo cool!!
Great simple manly card! Great sponging technique and love how you did the sentiment to match in the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
Lovin' this technique, will have to give it a go. Awesome card with great colours, perfect for our challenge at The Male Room, thanks for playing
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