Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WWC#166 - Kath's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge
I'm getting back into the swing of things after a two-week break for the Challenge. After attending the Stampin' Up OnStage event, my creative juices have been recharged, and as luck would  have it, I was able to use some of the stamp sets I received at OnStage for this week's challenge!

Our host for this week's challenge is Kath.
While tidying up my craft table to make space to work, I came across a pile of backgrounds I had done a while ago while playing with some non-SU inks - Distress Oxides. So, I decided to use one of them. Here is how it turned out:
One of the sets from OnStage is Pick a Pennant. I also used the Distress Oxides to stamp the pennants. This was much easier to do with wonderful, awesome, new stamp positioner tool - the Stamparatus! I did need to re-ink and re-stamp the images a couple of times and the Stamparatus makes this a breeze.

The sentiment and the branch with the cute little frog on it are from another set from OnStage - Animal Outing. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. I punched two more using the Everyday Label punch from Basic Black cardstock, cut them apart and layered under the Whisper White to frame it.

For the cardbase, I used a brand new InColour - Blueberry Bushel - and placed a sheet of another new InColour, Pineapple Punch, underneath it for taking the photo. Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we get to order from a limited selection of items before anyone else does.

If you need to add to your stash of masculine-themed cards, visit Watercooler Wednesday and be inspired by the talented Watercooler Artists. Link up your project - we love to see what you do!


  1. Wow, Gail, what a terrific way to use that set of banners we got at the OnStage! Love all those colours and the many directions and angles. That hand-made background you've created really shows off that Label well. I love the little tree frog along with the sentiment. Nicely done!

    1. Thanks Heidi. I love doing backgrounds with those Oxides. And they are really nice to stamp with, too.

  2. At first glance I thought your banners were from the llama set and didn't realize they were brand new. Thanks for the sneak peak at them and the papers. Awesome! Totally great card.

    1. Thanks Penny. I don't think I would purchase this set, so it's fun to get it free and it forces me out of my comfort zone.

  3. Love all those pretty banners!


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