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

Who’s next?

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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!®

More ideas for masculine makes

Yesterday, we had a look at some new bundles which could be used for masculine makes (you can read that here) and today we will continue with the inspiration by looking at a couple of new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and a few carry-over products.

Garden Shed…

First up is the brand new Garden Shed stamp set which is great for all those gardeners, fettlers and man-cave dwellers! Whatever they get up to in there I’m sure they’ll appreciate projects made with these great stamps. The illustrations are a fabulous opportunity to get your colouring mediums out but look equally effective when left un-coloured.

A Good Man…

Then we have A Good Man which has some really uplifting sentiments to show those guys how great they are and how much you appreciate them. Unleash your creativity and colour the hair, skin and clothing to match the recipient and they’ll know how heart-felt your message is.

Carry Over Products…

As well as these new products, don’t forget Rooted in Nature, Best Catch and Geared Up Garage are all carrying over to cover the car, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts.

I’m sure you can find something suitable there but if not there are tons of other products to choose from so why not take a look in my online shop?! Click on any of the images below and you’ll head straight there.

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

Happy crafting!

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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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