Saturday, June 9, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #324: Lots O' Dots


Popping in with a "quick" card I made for the Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink which is Lots O' Dots this week!  I had to make a birthday card for a co-worker's husband.  He's turning 70 this year and he is always baking for us at work!  Yes... he bakes.. and he's quite awesome at it!

So, I knew I wanted to use my new Shape Shifters Circle 1 Die and I knew it had to be manly and figured I'd use my Kat Scrappiness Condensed Number dies for a 70 and that's about it.  And when I saw the pretty butterfly in the inspiration video for this challenge, which I just happen to have (also new) it made me sad I couldn't use it..lol!  And I didn't really have any man stamps that would lend themselves to polka dots... in fact, I really don't have much in the way of man stamps at all... what can I say?  I loves me some girly papercrafting stuff.  I scrapbooked boy pages for almost a decade before I discovered cardmaking.

So, I pulled out my Authentique "Rugged" man paper and just started cutting things!


Isn't that Shape Shifter die pretty cool?  I placed a solid blue piece behind it in a dark blue so that the design still showed up, but wasn't too distracting.  I also had a blue diecut behind it and offset my top piece just a bit and popped up the top piece.

I cut the numbers once from the design paper and then three more times from cardstock and stacked them.  I just love the way it adds so much dimension.  Then I took the flames from some candle dies and added them to the top to make them number candles.


Then I cut my sentiment using the Boho Rounds Sentiments but didn't die cut the entire sentiment... all I needed was the word Enjoy.  I added it to the card and added some liquid glass to it.  I decided my dots would just be scattered dots on the paper.  I am not happy with the performance of these gold Nuvo Drops.  They didn't keep their shape and some ended up more flat than I wanted.  Note to future card making self.  But for these purposes, it'll work.  I also added some to the top left corner to balance out the card a bit.

There.  Done.  I need two other man cards this week and thank goodness I already have them made because this one took a lot out of me....lol!  I really do need to get better at this.  Maybe I'll try another soon.

Thanks for stopping and please do come back soon!

5 comments:

Georgiana said...

Looks awesome! Love the colors and the dots still good good because it gives it scattered dimension. Fabulous job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh I loveeeeeee this! LOVING the candled numbers!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great masculine card design. Such pretty papers used on it and I love those candles. They are fabulous!

scrapin' GA peach said...

Fantastic card, Lisa! Love the masculinity! That is something I have a hard time with! Those candle numbers are amazing!! Thanks for always inspiring me <3

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE your cards, Lisa! Checkout my blog, Crimson Owl Creations, and you are in for a surprise!
Take care!
Michele