Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Scrappy Birthday

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built!  This week we have a nice, easy one for you: Anything Goes.
I've been trying really hard to dig into my "bits and pieces" stash for each card I've made this year and so far I'm doing pretty well.  I am in need of some masculine cards and the strip of card stock stamped with the Metro Map stamp has been in my stash for a long time.  Then I found this sketch from Power Poppy's CardMap challenge this month:
I did flip the sentiment strip portion up to the top to cover a seam in my stamped panel.  I would have put the strip upside down but if you looked closely, you would have seen that the words were upside down, so I had to get a little creative.
So, I went digging in the stash to see what else I had and I found the gray scalloped strip and the white strip for the sentiment.  And this is what I came out with.
 The card base and the star scalloped border strip are both a deep navy, though they look a bit black in the photo.  I die cut the "happy" out of light blue and then 3 more times out of cream so I could have a bit of dimension.  My "washi tape" was cut with a die and in keeping with using up scraps, I added a left over piece to the inside:
This is definitely not my usual style, but I think it turned out pretty well.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us;  I can't wait to see what you create!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Metro Map", "Birthday" and "I always remember"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle, small banner (I trimmed off the second end) and washi tape strip and "Happy Trio"; Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio"; Spellbinders scalloped border (I used the negative of the die cut)

Shopping Our Stash #338--you say it's your birthday
Tuesday Throwdown #376--anything goes
Power Poppy--sketch (see picture above)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #74--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #317--anything goes with snippets
A Gem of a Challenge #211--cool in blue
Sweet Stampin'--Men's cards
Cardz TV #31--anything goes
Crafty Catz #400--anything goes with the optional twist of Male's birthday
Aud Sentiments #195--anything goes
That's Crafty--feeling blue
Brown Sugar #274--birthday
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #18--anything goes
Card Mania #100--monochromatic


Glittered Paws said...

Love your card with just bits and pieces. You have to think out of the box to be able to do this type of creating for sure.

Donna said...

What a fabulous masculine card, and if you did not tell no one would know you were using up scraps!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely perfect masculine card! I love everything about it including the way you finished the inside (and that sentiment -- I NEED that stamp!).

Donna said...

Fabulous card - love your homemade washi!!
Thanks for celebrating birthdays this week with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Laurie Unger said...

Loving this sketch! Great job with it!

Moira said...

What a great way to use up scraps thank you for joining us in the That's Crafty challenge

Di said...

Great card Heather and a really clever way to use up snippets as well. Mind you, I'd have run away seeing the sketch - for some reason sketches and I don't get along - yet I can understand how they stretch the imagination.


Di xx

Melanie R said...

Perfect masculine card, Heather! I like the way you used the bits and pieces and stayed within the confines of that sketch. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Stacy Morgan said...

Now this is cool! What an awesome design, you used the card map to make a super cool card. I would say a great guy card and I might just have to case this. :-) Great colors and papers and I do like the Happy die cut. Awesome!

Sammy said...

this is fab! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

Pamela said...

Great card, love the verse. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Billie A said...

I love sketches. I love your take on the sketch and the fun papers and all. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative With Stamps
Catch The Bug
Inspiration Destination
The Merry Christmas Challenge
Sunny Day Crafting
Pause Dream Enjoy
Craftaholic R US
Always Happy Birthday


Beautiful creation! I love design!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Cheri said...

Such an awesome card, Heather and getting to use up so many scraps can't be beat. Love how you interpreted that sketch too.

Leslie said...

Awesome project with amazing detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "January Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Love To Scrap!

Dawn said...

way awesome and very creative. Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.
Dawn DT

Ines said...

Beautiful card :) Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

Dorthe said...

Suc h lovely card, wonderful colors, and deatils.
Thank you for entering it in That`s Crafty Challenge.