It’s that time again! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month our theme is Masculine/Gender Neutral. If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Barb Mulikin’s blog, great projects right?! This month I have two cards and one fun project inspired by a video that I saw on YouTube for a box with a little twist!
My first card is a birthday card. For the base I used a piece of Soft Suede Card Stock. My background is a piece of Sahara Sand that I heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder using the World Map Background Stamp. To color in the land and sea I used my Sponge Daubers and Island Indigo and Gumball Green Ink. Before adhering it to the card I backed it with a piece of Brushed Gold Card Stock. All of the stamped images are from the Postage Collection Host(ess) Stamp Set and are stamped in Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Soft Suede. They are punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the way the background came out with the gold heat embossing and the sponged ink. I will definitely be doing that again!
For my second card I did a simple nautical themed one. The base is Crumb Cake Card Stock. I stamped the World Map Background Stamp in Basic Black on a piece of white cotton fabric and then cut it out with the Banners Framelits Dies. It’s adhered to the card with Sticky Strip. My ship is from The Open Sea Stamp Set and is also stamped in Basic Black on Soft Sky and cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. I slipped a piece of So Saffron behind it that I flagged on both ends before adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. I really do enjoy using different things like fabric on a card, it adds so much with not much effort at all.
My final project is a fun box that has a little surprise inside. The box itself is created with a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock and my Envelope Punch Board. Like I said I watched a video on YouTube to get the dimensions. There is a piece of Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon that acts as a pull for the box. The sleeve is made from a piece of Early Espresso Core’dinations with a piece of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper on top. The greeting is from the Label Love Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with the Artisan Label Punch. I cut out a piece of Summer Starfruit with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and embossed it with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Behind it is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is flagged on the bottom. Sticky Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals hold all of the pieces in place. Inside the box, with one on the front, are tickets from the You’re Amazing Stamp Set that are stamped in Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantaloupe. I used the Ticket Duo Builder Punch to punch them out and they are randomly adhered to each other and to the props with SNAIL. Sort of a neat box isn’t it with plenty of room for a gift card or a little special present.
I really hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what the talented Connie Babbert has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour! :-)
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla
Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold
Stamp Sets: Postage Collection (Host(ess)) and World Map Background Map Clear Mount
Punch: Postage Stamp
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and So Saffron
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: The Open Seas, Loving Thoughts and World Map Background Clear Mount
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection and Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip and Stampin’ Dimensionals
NON Stampin’ Up!: Cotton Fabric
Pop Up Box
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Soho Subway
Ink: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: You’re Amazing and Label Love Clear Mount
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Punches: Ticket Duo Builder and Artisan Label
Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL