Tuesday, February 10, 2015

For the Men in our Lives . . .

Hello my friends!
It's time once again to share an inspirational sample using dies from the Dies R Us Store.  
Did you know we have an Inspiration Blog?  Yep ... a new sample using die cuts is shared each day Monday through Friday by one of the five team members (of which I am one! lol).  Check it out won't you?

Today I have not one but three cards to share with you and I have used one particular die cut set on all three cards.  That die set is one of the NEW Poppy Stamp releases called 'Happy Birthday Banner Flags' #1144.

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 For all three cards, I have used
  • a white A6 card base
  • design paper from a very old DCWV Latte matstack
  • and the same image which I found available over on Pinterest.
The fun part was utilizing this one die set and a few different techniques to create quick and fun, masculine styled birthday cards.  
This first card utilizes the BANNER portion of the die with the letters popped out.  A bit of doodling with a white Gelly Roll pen creates a 'rope' effect connecting the word banners.    I've also rounded just the top corners of my image.

 My second card utilizes the Popped Out letters for my sentiment down both sides of my image.  I've also used two of the five blank banners available on this set as an embellishment.  
They have been colored with a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker EB2.  Faux stitching has also been added around my image with a White Gelly Roll pen.  E6000 spray adhesive was used to adhere my letters.  

 My last card uses the final three banners from the set which were also colored with the Spectrum Noir alcohol marker EB2.  Paper Piercing was done around my ship image and as an accent I have used seashells/stars from the Memory Box 'Sea Side Treasures' #99107 die set.  To add a personal touch, I have added the word Grandpa from the  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Grandpa' #B287 die set.  They have various other single word dies which are fabulous for personalizing your cards in a quick and easy way.  Be sure to check them out at the Dies R Us Store ... Cheery Lynn Design Section.
(here's a peek at the inside of all three cards)
I hope you have found inspiration in my cards today!
With a couple Spring Shows coming up in April, I figured I had better get busy with Birthday cards.  There is always a big calling for masculine birthday cards too so these will work nicely.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous week and please come back tomorrow when I'll have a creation to share for the new challenge going live over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
Till then and as always ...


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your cards are simply stunning! I love the die cuts and those images are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing these!

Diane said...

Dar, these are fabulous!! I think you make the best masculine cards I have seen, I think next time I need a "manly" card I am not even going to bother to make one and just come to you!! Beautiful cards as always!!

Diane said...

Oh Darlene, just the perfect masculine color and design.

Hugs Diane

Em Louise Fairley said...

Dar, I love them all. They are gorgeous! xxx

Joann6274 said...

Beautiful cards Darlene.... Just perfect for the men!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! All three cards are so nicely done. Great masculine cards...!!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Hi Darlene,
I first saw this on the Dies R Us blog, and I absolut LOVE your gorgeous cards here, they´re soooo amazing, and I would really love to lift it if possible, as we have a man in our family, who´s really fanatic about sailboats. And I can find out where to get the dies from, and I have been searching like crazy on Pinterest to find this image, but I simply can´t find it, so I hope, you can and will help me, and tell me where you found it there?
It´s the first time, I´ve seen your blog here, but it´s definitely NOT the last, as I´m really positive about how much beauty I´ve seen here, and I´m cerrtainly going tolook a lot more here, that´s for sure. You are a very talented lady and makae wonderful things here.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Thanks so much Maryann ... send me a private email and I'll be glad to share the location of this image. You will find my email address in my sidebar.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the gorgeous ship image- beautifully done!