Monday, 2 December 2013

Rev Up for the Males

It is such a beautiful and warm day today - currently its 34 degrees Celsius but its expected to get to 36 and it probably will. So its an "inside with air con" day for us after an early trot to the Park for a walk :-)

Today's card is a CASE of a card I saw on line a couple of months ago and stamped some of  the images at the time but was waiting for my whiite Gel pen….and so today was a great time to have a quick break from Christmas cards and projects and put it together! I can't find the original picture but I have changed a few bits and pieces from what I can remember. If you find the original please let me know as I'd love to give credit to the person that inspired me!

The front of the card is made using the "Chalk board" technique - white embossed onto black card stock and if you don't use the Embossing Buddy and some stray bits of EP float onto the black card thats absolutely fine, just adds to the look! The chevron punched images only just fit :-) And the gum ball green arrow is hand cut and stamped in Black Stazon ink.
The White frame is hand drawn - ok, with a ruler! Using the White Gel Pen.
And the background is the gorgeous Positively Chevron stamped in Smoky Slate ink

Card stock: Smoky slate, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Smoky slate, Black Stazon
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun, Positively Chevron
Accessories: White EP,White Gel Pen, Chevron Border Punch.

This card has "teenager" written all over it don't you think? It is destined to go inside one of the Christmas gifts I will share with you later - a set of 6 cards packaged to impress :-)

In the meantime, I need a card for an Uncle who prefers cars to motorbikes….and so went to my stack of previously stamped images for inspiration.

For those of you wondering, I don't own this stamp and it has recently returned home with its rightful owner :-) I discovered I didn't have any tyres stamped so decided to improvise using the Gorgeous Grunge set. The smoky slate lines provide a "road' instead. 
The greeting is embossed with White embossing powder onto Pacific point card stock and cut with the Wide Oval punch. The arrow is from the Hello Lovely set and is stamped in Black Stazon and cut out with scissors. The greeting, Car and Arrow are all added with dimensionals.

Card stock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Black Stazon, Versamark
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun, Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely
Access: White EP, Wide Oval Punch

Happy stamping until next time,


  1. Love the cards Jan! How wonderful the card for your uncle is, even more so since you have improvised!!! Grunge is so versatile isn't it?? - Katerina

    1. Hi Katerina! Thank you so much :-) Yes the Grunge is a favourite - how did we ever manage without it!!