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December 28, 2011

Can you believe it, Christmas is over for another year.  All that anticipation, preparation, exccitement and now it is all finished.  I had lots of fun over the holidays, spending time with my parents, daughters, sons-in-law and of course my gorgeous grandchildren.  They got lots of fantastic gifts and had lots of fun playing with them and each other.  I trust that all of you had a wonderful Christmas.

Now it is back to reality and hopefully some more regular blogging.  I am preparing for my first classes of the year and looking forward to Sale-A-Bration.  Being  a demonstrator I have already seen the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and I think you are all going to be very happy with the gorgeous selection.

Here is a card I made using the sketch challenge at Stamping 411, however, it also fits the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations too.

I started with a base of Crumb Cake card stock.  The next layer is Baja Breeze card stock which I have stamped using two of the images from the Extreme Elements stamp set.  The largest image in Baja Breeze ink and the smaller image in Versamark ink.  I stamped the largest image from the Extreme Elements stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the “jeep” image from the Need for Speed stampset using Not Quite Navy ink over the top of the Crumb Cake image. 

I attached this panel to Not Quite Navy card stock and then to the stamped Baja Breeze card stock.  I wrapped the Blue Denim Jean Ribbon around this whole piece, tied a knot  and then attached it to the Crumb Cake base.  I stamped the greeting from the Sincere Salutations stampset onto Whisper White card stock using Not Quite Navy ink and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch and attached it to a Crumb Cake Scallop Oval.  The greeting is attached to the card front over the ribbon using dimensionals.

I always find it hard to get back to work if I take some time off, so this is card is very simple.   Of course, male cards are always harder for me to make.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now, Kris.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2011 1:32 am

    This is a great masculine card! I love it!


  2. December 29, 2011 2:02 am

    What an awesome guy card!! Love it and how you combined the two stamp sets!! Great job!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      December 29, 2011 8:25 am

      Thanks Tiffany, it did turn out pretty nice. I love playing with you guys at Stamping 411 as much as possible. I had a wonderful Christmas and hope that all of you did as well.


  3. December 30, 2011 4:11 am

    Great job with the Extreme elements…’ve tipped the scales as to why I need these stamps now. Super fun!


  4. December 30, 2011 5:30 am

    What an awesome man card! It’s so hard to make masculine cards that have that “it” and you’ve got it goin on here! Beautiful!


  5. Deborah Wright permalink
    December 31, 2011 8:20 am

    Please can you let me know what catalogue the extreme elements stamp set is in, I can’t find it!! Many Thanks Debs x


  6. January 2, 2012 9:26 am

    Great card Krisl… I am loving this se more & more


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