Thursday, 31 July 2014

Project 168: Sketch for MAWTT x2



Hazel posted a sketch layout for Moving Along With the Times this week. If you come by regularly you know I'm a sucker for a layout challenge - always makes you think of things differently when you see all the creations that people do with the sketch.Which is why I was inspired to make two cards!

Here is the sketch:

For the headline card, I wanted to play with a series of mustache stamps I had - some of them are from a small set Claire gave me (the top three in the banners down the side) and the other stamps are from a set I bought from Michaels - probably Recollections range but couldn't be sure. I love that bowler hat and gingham tie - I think I'd probably laugh if I saw someone unironically wearing the outfit in the street but it's great for crafting!

The Hey Man greeting was fixed to the top mustache but I masked it off to get the image and then masked the mustache to get the greeting - worked in both cases!

I used all natural and black print card stock from Recollections and the lined them in and orangey-red to make them stand out. The black border is punched using an American Crafts Knock Out border punch. I am kind of obsessed with this card now that it's complete - I love it when something just works without too much effort!




For take two, I decided to emboss the central image - I have so many lovely embossing folders that feature big graphics that never get used because I always want to feature stamps instead. So embossing folders strike back and take central stage this time. I love the owl here, it was one of my first embossing folders I purchased (Claire had it and I copied her) and it's just a sweet little image.

I used a masking/washi tape set for the little tags down the side in a similar pink to the paper. I went for green for the other layers - not sure why to be honest, I just thought more pink was a bit much!

The little green flower is a punch + press combo that we bought at a craft fair together in 2012 (seems like yesterday but it's been over 2 years!) and I liked the depth it gave with the embossing. I added the pearls to the eyes and flower - originally had bling but I didn't think it worked. I think it was the right call.

Can't wait to see what everyone else does with the sketch!



9 comments:

  1. Oh Im loving both your cards they are super, Im pinching the second one for the blog too!!! Hope alls well, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

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  2. I knew that stamp set would be a winner. Hey Man, makes me semi-sad and semi-happy... I think the first card is my fave, I like the use of all those lovely manly Recollections papers. Obviously I have a soft spot for the Owl card..I believe that might have been the first ever craft gift I bought you! I can't believe that crazy fair was 2 years ago!! Cx

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  3. Both super cards, & so different, love them both, Jx

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  4. Fabulous cards Jessie! I love the colors and all the stamps on your first cards, adorable embossed image on your second card!
    Tammy x

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  5. Both cards are fab hun, but I love the owl & the colour combo is fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  6. Oh I love these Jessie…
    the first one is such a fab design and brilliant use of the sketch. I love the hat and bow and those wonderful moustaches.. it has a wonderful retro feel to it ! :-))
    and the second card is gorgeous too! … love the embossed owl… it looks so fab… and the washi tape is very pretty! :-)
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

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  7. Both are fab Jessie but I particularly like the male one!

    Susan xx

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  8. Both lovely but I think I prefer the first. My eyes are open today so thought I'd better make a visit whilst I can. lol Hazel L. x

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  9. I just love the mustache card! It is so unique! Great job!

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