Thursday, 20 March 2014

Boys To Men with Fab 'n' Funky

A new challenge is launching over on the Fab 'n' Funky challenge blog. This week it's the Funky teams turn and we are being sponsored by the lovely Kathryne of StampArt Designs. The challenge theme has been set by my lovely teamie Kates. She has set us this theme - Boys to Men. So this week we challenge you to make a masculine card for young or old. We are also sponsored by My Creative Classroom, so there are two fabulous prizes up for grabs. Come and join the fun and get your masculine cards mojo flowing.

I have been working with a rather delish design from Kathryne called Polar Bear Cub - Melt My Heart. I knew it was the perfect choice for this current challenge and would work really well as a birthday card for my hubby's upcoming birthday. My lil' guy is three and utterly adores his papa, so this card is a real cutie to make up for him. It's a brilliant stamp, as it would work just as well as a Christmas stamp too.

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I've coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers in shades of cool and ice grey with a little warm grey too on the lil' fulla. I added some Glacier Blue Flexmarker too around the image. I thought the name of the marker was so appropriate! The pale colours of the card haven't photographed too well, but in reality, they are really icy and pretty.

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I've also used a lovely quote from one of Kathryne's digital sentiment sets called Grab a Hug. I think this is just perfect for this card, such a gorgeous sentiment. You can find her wonderful designs and lovely sentiment sets on the Whimsy Stamps website. She has a sweet new stamp out at the moment too called Sophie. Go check it out.

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I used a really pretty border die on this card from Whimsy Stamps too. I wanted it to go around the corner, to create a 'corner die'. So I trimmed the bits that would have been lost behind the sentiment strip and added them up the left side of the card to create my corner. I'm well chuffed with how that turned out. I added a touch of Stickles in Icicle to three of the centres on the die, for a bit of added interest and bling. The paper I cut the die from had a beautiful sheen to it already, so didn't need much embellishing, though sadly it doesn't show up terribly well in the pics.

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Here's a little montage of the features on the card to finish. I used another Whimsy die for the 'Daddy' sentiment, which I think fits the theme well. I hunted to find a font that would work with the other sentiment and it's not as close a match as I would like, but at least it's sans serif. The star/snowflake die is from Marianne Designs and I glittered the centre subtly with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels. 

Thanks for popping into my blog today. Go check our current 'Boys to Men' challenge out at Fab 'n' Funky and join us this week for a fun challenge. See you again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Party Time Tuesdays: #164 ~ Party Animal
Passion For Promarkers: #239 ~ Monochrome
Sister Act Card Challenge: #48 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Glitter It
Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge ~ Animal Antics
Just For Fun Challenge Blog: Easy Challenge ~ Anything Goes

11 comments:

Shirley said...

Wends this is gorgeous! I love the image and that sentiment just melts my heart!
Shirley

Wendy said...

Awww adorable card Wendy, beautiful die cuts.
Wendy x

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable image, gorgeous card too.
luv
Debby

meine-bastelarena said...

This is adorable! Your sentiment is too darling. Hugs, Sujin

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Wendy, what a gorgeous card. I love the adorable image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anna said...

Great card! Sweet image! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)
Hugs

Jane said...

Great card and fantastic sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

Pat said...

Lovely card for the challenge this week Wendy, love that cute image.

Pat xx

Catherine Dobbs said...

Hi thank you for taking the time to enter over at just for fun, in our anything goes challenge. The sentiment on this oober cute card is so touching.
Cat dt member.

coops said...

so stunning wendy.really adorable image and i love your icy colours and brilliant sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super adorable card!! That image and sentiment is just too sweet!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

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