August 18, 2011

Explore...Dream...Discover - Masculine Birthday

It's challenge time over at the  Challenges by AR Blog, this week Vicki is your hostess and she is challenging you to use any template and create a Masculine Themed project.  I choose to use the FREE Library Pocket Set Template, to great a Birthday Gift Card Holder. The pocket insert works wonderfully to hold a gift card, and the outside pocket has plenty of space for stamping/embellies!

The top photos shows the pocket insert inside the pocket the one below shows the pocket removed


The pattern is cut from Vanilla card stock using the eCraft.  To decorate the outside Pocket, I stamped the verse from the Artistic Outpost Huck Finn plate in Black Archival, then added the ship in Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  For the inside pocket, I used the journal background from the Artistic Outpost Ephemeral Backgrounds plate, stamping in Scattered Straw.  I age the pocket and insert, I sponged on Ranger Distress Ink in Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain, then added some Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers in Malted Milk and Fountain Pen.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Slot Punch on the pocket for holding the Gift Card.

To embellish the pocket, I added some Black Twine and metal gears cut from Ten Second Studios Metal using Spellbinders Gear Dies.  I sanded the embossed areas of the gears, then added some Malted Milk Paint, let it sit for a second and buffed off any wet paint, then added some Game Spinners.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Huck Finn, Ephemeral Backgrounds
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain, Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers Malted Milk, Fountain Pen
Card Stock - Ruby, Black, Vanilla
Other - Big Shot, Spellbinders Gears Die, Hemp, The Sticky Thumb Dimensionals, Dura Sand Sanding Block, Ten Second Studios Metal, Slot Punch, Graphic 45 Paper, Gear Spinners, Hammer

Size - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"

Additional Challenges entered - Inspiration Emporium Got Paint; 4 Crafty Chicks - Metal; Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes; Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes, Stampin' B's - Distressing

We'd love to have you play along with this weeks challenge, simply use any template with this months Masculine Birthday Theme for your chance to win ONE FREE Template from Creations by AR.  For more details and inspiration, click here

22 comments :

Axes DesigNs said...

Great idea Lisa... love the embellish..

Magdalena

Adela said...

I am so glad you requested this Library Pocket template! This is just too awesome... the hardware, the stamp, distressing. I LOVE the details you always put into all your projects!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous masculine card, love the template and the cogs. Tracy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is way kool! Luv the pocket and your use of the AO stamps! The gears are to die for in metal, so clever my dear friend!

Terry said...

Fabulous guy card! Love the gears, which look totally amazing! What a difference it makes embossing metal compared to paper products. Really pops!

Olena said...

Cool card! Beautiful details! Great job! Olena

Connie Paxman said...

whoa ho...girl...lovin this pocket card and absorbing every detail..Now I must have those spellbinder gears...yikes..BG PP stamped or is that PP..trying to figure that out.
connie paxman

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I love all the lements you used in this card. Just stunning!

velta said...

Great use of the Gear dies Lisa!!! I love the embossing you did and the twine adds just the right touch! TFS!!

Krystal said...

So nice I love the gears!

Netty said...

Terrific idea and loving the cogs Lisa. x

lisa808 said...

Love your masculine creation!

Leanne said...

Wow, love them cogs, cool. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for this weeks Metal Challenge. TFS!

Suzanne C said...

Great use of the pocket folder to create a gift card holder. Lovely design and the gears are fab!

Basement Stamper said...

the gift card holder looks great with those gears. Was great seeing you this week!!! Wish we all were closer.

Tamie said...

Your card is stunning and I just love the metal bellies you used to spice it up. Truly a perfect masculine card. Just fabby :) thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Lori said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love your use of the library card pocket.

Lyn B said...

Love the pocket on the card front!!! Makes is so versatile for a number of occasions.

Maria Levine said...

WOW this looks amazing!! WTG with the pocket! LOVE IT.

Lori said...

Hi Lisa! Love all those metal gears! Awesome male card :) Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week....

1CardCreator said...

Great guy card, love those gears too!

Laura /sandytoz said...

Lisa,
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey!

Laura

 
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