Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card. This card was created for a Clean & Simple Colour Challenge featuring Night of Navy, Real Red and So Saffron. You can find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or take part on the CAS Colours & Sketches website. Here is a visual of the challenge colours…

Here’s is my entry for the challenge…

Note: If you would prefer to watch me create this card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you will find my video tutorial.

Stampin' Up! Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm which forms the main card front.

I have sponged So Saffron ink on the corner of the card front to help ground the images and to bring in the challenge colour.

The tool box and oil can images from the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The images are coloured using the Night of Navy and Real Red Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and cut out using the coordinating Garage Gears Dies. These die cuts are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. I trimmed the edge of the die cut and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think to my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Clean & Simple Geared Up Garage Card. Do you enjoy creating clean and simple projects or do you feel that your creations are not complete until there are lots of embellishments and very little white space?

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

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Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Celebrate Masculine Makes!

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! We’re so pleased you could join us. This month our theme is Masculine Makes!

People often say they struggle to make cards for men but with Stampin’ Up! products there are so many options – Stamp Sets which cover different hobbies, outdoor scenes and so many colours to choose from!

I have decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies for my project, I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a 14.6 x 10.2 cm layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is created from a 9.9 x 14.3 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used the ‘oil spill’ image (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and some splatters (created using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to create a background.

The multiple gears die is used to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have then pressed into a Versamark Pad and heat embossed using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The die cut is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I have cut it down to 6.4 x 10 cm using the Paper Trimmer. I have distressed this using a distressing tool but you could always use the blade of a pair of scissors (please be careful!). I have also ‘scrunched up’ the cardstock (is that a real word?) and adhered it to the card front in just two places such that it looks a bit like a fluttering chequered flag.

The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the label dies and distressed as above. I have then used Basic Grey ink and a Sponge Dauber to add a grungy look. I have adhered one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole piece is tucked under the ‘flag’ and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock has been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The 2″ Circle Punch has been used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This has been decorated with splatters using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the two pieces layered together. The car image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. This is layered on to the circles and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I love all of the layers and texture on this card and I think it proves that masculine makes can be really detailed too.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Balmy Blue Colour Challenge – part 1

Tuesdays are Colour Challenge days here at HCHC HQ. This month, my randomly selected colour is Balmy Blue. For the first week of the month, the selected colour can only be paired with Basic Black, Whisper White or Very Vanilla. The next three weeks follow the Stampin’ Up! Colour Coach.

Father’s Day

Since Father’s Day is just around the corner, I decided to pair Balmy Blue with Basic Black and create a masculine card, although change the sentiments and the card would be suitable for any car lover, mechanic, engineer etc.

I used a Basic Black card base and cut a layer of Balmy Blue cardstock to be just a little smaller all round. I stamped a number of images from the Geared Up Garage stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered a Basic Black cardstock die cut of the gears from the coordinating Garage Gears die set into the centre of the card front. This was then embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (a technique called Inlaid Embossing). More images and sentiments from the stamp set were stamped in Memento onto Balmy Blue cardstock and cut out using the dies. These were adhered using dimensionals and a piece of Basic Black Baker’s twine produced the finishing touch under the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ sentiment.

Note…

The Basic Black Baker’s Twine will probably have retired by the time you read this (!) but you could colour some Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Basic Black Blends.

Why not try a colour challenge?

I really enjoy my Colour Challenges as it makes me use combinations that I wouldn’t select myself and choose stamp sets based on what will work with that combination. Have you tried a Colour Challenge? Why not select three colours at random from your collection and see what you come up with?!

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I hope you have enjoyed this insight into my Colour Challenges. Next week Balmy Blue will be combined with Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email to helen@papercraftlife.com

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Don’t forget Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day coming up later this month (16th June if you had forgotten!), I wanted to review a couple of my most popular ‘masculine’ makes in case you missed them. They both use the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears coordinating dies which is a fabulous bundle for all those car lovers in your life.

Lets start with the gift tag…

This is a lovely, simple make which will add a great finishing touch to your gift.

The tag base is Whisper White Thick cardstock (2” x 10cm – sorry to mix metric and imperial but these are the measurements I generally use for tags!), cut out using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I have created a faux-chequered-flag look by stamping Buffalo Check in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The car is also stamped in Memento and cut out using the coordinating die. For the sentiment piece, I stamped in Memento on Whisper White cardstock and then added extra detail using the cog dies. The finishing touch is some Basic Black Baker’s Twine which my have retired by the time you read this (!) but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Basic Black Blends.

Next is the Gift Card holder…

Gift cards are great for people who are difficult to buy for but we often feel guilty that less thought has gone into it than into an actual present. Worry no more! Just make sure that the gift card is packaged beautifully and the recipient will know that you have put time and effort into their gift.

The base of the gift card holder is made from A4 Night of Navy cardstock which has been cut into a 10cm wide strip. This has then been scored at 10cm and 20cm leaving a third section of just under 10cm. Cut the third section diagonally from top left to bottom right to give a triangle.

Cut three pieces of DSP to 9.5×9.5cm and adhere to the front and back of the first section and the front of the second section. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana DSPs. Also cut another piece of 9.5×9.5cm DSP in half diagonally and adhere to the back of the triangular section of the Night of Navy. You can over-stamp your DSP as required, depending on the type of pattern you have used. Fold and crease all of your score lines and use a strip of Tear and Tape to create a flap from the second and third (triangular) sections of the cardstock.

To decorate, I have used a combination of cardstock and DSP cut out using the 2” and 2.25” circle punches. Again, stamp sentiments and images on these as required. I have adhered die cut cogs to the front of my gift card holder and the final touch is a length of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine (again, this may have retired by the time you read this but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Night of Navy Blends) and one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements.

More inspiration…

You can find more inspiration using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears dies in my January 2019 blog series starting here.

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would like to purchase any of the products I have used in today’s blog to recreate these projects (and more) yourself? Simply click the link below and you’ll go straight to my online shop. If you are ordering in June 2019, please use the host code R7ZNJNAF and you’ll receive an extra ‘thank you’ gift from me in July. Any other time, the relevant host code can be found pinned to the top of my Facebook page.

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