Monday, 26 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends

I hope it's been a good weekend for you.  Beautiful sunshine yesterday and that prompted hubby to do a BBQ, that's always a good thing

I did watch a video by Dawn/Stampin Up Demonstrator, on YouTube,  recently and that prompted me to make today's cards.  I have altered mine to what Dawn made

I've used a white base card, 5"x7" and added a smaller panel of copper card

On the final top panel I used an oblong die to cut 3 apertures then adhered the panel to the base card

I then used 2 freebie stamps to heat emboss the 'bike and sentiment

I also used a dark grey pencil to make a few lines below the 'bike so that it wouldn't look as if it was floating

Flat back gems were adhered below each panel  
On the inside I used another stamp, from the freebie stamp set, to heat emboss the map

I will add a verse later and decorate the envelope

This card was made after I made the female one because when I had finished the card I didn't like the deep yellow!  I now wish I had used either a pink or blue card instead

Same size card as before with a smaller panel of black card

I cut the yellow card to size and embossed it

The top white panel was die cut and adhered to the yellow card

I heat embossed the sentiment, added 3 small gems under each panel and I was still not happy with it

I finally added 2 crystal 'do-dahs' beside the sentiment and told myself to leave the alone....  I will, at some point, add a verse etc

  • white card base - CraftUK
  • copper card - Creative Expressions
  • black card - The Range
  • yellow card - my stash
  • 'bike, map and sentiment stamp - magazine freebie
  • sentiment on 'gal's' card and gems - Creative Expressions
  • embossing folder - CE
  • crystal 'do-dahs' - CE
Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Hi June your cards are stunning I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Thanks for sharing June - like you I prefer the men's card. I think you are right about the yellow should be pink, blue (or any strong colour)- strange because I usually love yellow !!

  3. Like you & sue, I prefer the Mens' card!! When I first looked, I thought the rectangles had an 'ombre' look about them - I immediately thought you had used the freebies paint colour charts to achieve it!! Then I read the info!!! But - it's still an idea!!
    It's amazing the stamps that can be acquires as freebies!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yeah, cool card!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Two lovely cards, June, but my favourite is the masculine one. Clever idea to cut the rectangular apertures, I thought at first you had layered the copper rectangles over the top. xx

  6. Oh I really love that masculine card June. The copper is so beautiful showing through the cutout!

  7. Love both cards June. Thank you for your ideas.


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