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!


  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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

    Susan xx

  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

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


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