Saturday, 24 March 2012

simply stampin' challenge week 52

Its Saturday again and time for another Simply Stampin' Challenge. This week is a sketch! And here is what we had to work with...

And below is what I created with it! 

Birthday Car

Stamp Set: Need For Speed, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Punch: Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge
Ribbon: Pool Party Ruffled, Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly, Linen Thread

I really didn't play around with this sketch too much - it was a simple one and it worked for me. I actually had lots of ideas but in the end I went with this car as it was floating around my craft room while I was doing my mammoth tidy this week, I really wanted to use it up before it got lost. 

I coloured in the stamped image and mounted it on some Pool Party cardstock. I then punched a scallop edge in Lucky Limeade and added it to the bottom, over the divide between the pool and limeade cardstock  I layered up some ribbon. Ribbon can be manly, right?! Well, that's what I was trying to go for anyway, let me know what you think! First ribbon layer was the Pool Party ruffled ribbon (I just wanted a thin layer of pool ruffled edge), then the Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon. Finally I tied a scrap of linen thread over the top. How lovely does this look? I'm so pleased with it. I popped the entire thing up in dimensionals and layered it on some Whisper White cardstock on a Pool Party card base. At the bottom I stamped the word  "birthday" - its part of a larger sentiment but I only chose to ink up the word birthday - this as mainly because I liked the font and the full sentiment was too large for the space I had. 

Now why don't you step over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog, check out what the other DT members have created for you and enter your own creation using this cute sketch! 

Thanks for popping by, please leave a comment, 

Happy Stampin',

Amanda x


  1. great masculine card, I love the simplicity!
    Kelly xx

  2. Your colour combo works really well together, nice colouring in! Kirei x

    1. Thanks - think its my go to colours atm! x

  3. What a fab card Amanda - love the colour combo and the ribbon treatment is wonderful! Ruth x

  4. Who would have ever thought that a ruffled ribbon could look so good on a manly card?! Love how you layered the ribbons and the whole card is fantastic!

    1. Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with how the ribbons work so nicely together on a manly card myself actually! When I was doing it I was worried it would look too girlie but its worked out great! xx

  5. Love the way you've coloured your car, it looks fab. x