Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Inkspirational Sketch Challenge #13

Good morning,  Blogger peeps! I am playing in a challenge today! As part of my DT duties for Inspired by Stamping I am required to play in two challenges per month! This is a "new to me" challenge called Inkspirational Challenges

Today's challenge is a sketch, and y'all know I love me a sketch!

I created a masculine birthday card using Paris, Mason Jars Add On III, and the Fancy Label Dies 1, all from IBS. I tried to stick to the sketch, but the card "needed" something, so I added the clock image to balance it.

To create the sentiment, I stamped "Birthday" from the Paris set. Then I masked the "Happy Spring" sentiment from the Mason Jars Add On III set to cover up "Spring" and just stamped the "Happy." See how that works?! To mask stamps, I cover the unwanted part with masking tape, ink the stamp, then remove the masking tape. Only the wanted part will be inked!

I decorated the inside a bit as well.

Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Paris, Mason Jars Add On III
Die cuts: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label 1; Spellbinders Standard Circles Small and Large
Cardstock: WorldWind Paper Kraft; Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Designer paper: Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman
Twine: unknown
Buttons: Buttons Galore and MoreInk: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Toffee Crunch
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. Great card, Gloria! I love the argyle!...Nancy :o)

  2. Love your card, Gloria. Could be a masculine card, which I always need inspiration for.

  3. Oh I like!!! Love that argyle! And oh my...what an EXCELLENT idea to use the watch Eiffel tower stamp from the Paris set (hihihi).

  4. This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the fabulous colors and images you used--fabulous patterned paper, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  5. Really lovely Gloria... I love to see masculine cards

  6. I love the combination of 'masculine' fabric looks - would be a great card for a well-dressed man! Marina Inkspirational DT

  7. The addition of the clock really made this card work! Love the choice of papers here!

  8. This is so stunning! Love the colors and the argyle pattern! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week :)

  9. What a wonderful masculine birthday card Gloria! Love the colours and mixture of patterns - extra points for decorating the inside so beautifully too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at Inkspirational, we'd love you to come back and play along with us again soon!
    Ruth x