Friday, 3 February 2017

JAI 345 sketch challenge - birthday tools

This week has flown with lots more work happening outdoors here colourmehappy hq, so it's no surprise I have tools on my mind, & used the them on my card for this week's sketch challenge at Just Add Ink. Here's the fab & flexible sketch Narelle challenged us with. Cool, huh?

I took a little liberty & squished the sketch a bit to make my card, but I'm sure you'll see all the sketch elements.

I paired together the Nailed It stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue & Labeler alphabet stamp set from the 16-17 Annual Catalogue - my first play with both of them. 

I received Nailed It  as a Prize Patrol win at Onstage Live in Brisbane (#demoperks). It's not a set I'd normally gravitate too as tools are not really my darling man's thing, but I was very happy to win it, as it was something different for my collection. More ideas for masculine card ideas are always welcome.

Back to the card, I started by cutting the circle sketch elements with my Stitched Shapes framelit dies (have you figured out I LOVE these yet?), then embossed the real red circle with the new Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder (wow! another new love that one).
The dotty paper is from the Carried Away dsp pack - a Sale-a-bration freebie you can choose with any $90 purchase until 31 March. See how to get your free pack here.

I stamped the tools in basic gray archival ink & watercoloured them with smoky slate, dapper denim, old olive, real red & peekaboo peach ink & an aquapainter, then fussy cut them out. If you're thinking 'ugh, fussy cutting', you'll be glad to hear that coordinating Build It framelit dies are also available separately & as a discounted bundle. I don't have the dies yet so fussy cutting it was. I popped up all the elements on dimensionals too. Here's a more angled view of the card to hopefully help you see the dimension.

The punny birthday sentiment is a custom one I stamped using the Labeler alphabet stamp set. I love that it helps you make your message say anything you'd like, & it's such a fun font & shape. I really hope this makes the dear friend receiving the card laugh & not think we're calling him a tool, something I'd never have thought of until the darling man suggested it. What do you think?

On the inside, I used a leftover paper scrap & a few more watercoloured tools. I forgot to take a pic, but I'll add one later if I have a chance to do it before giving the card this weekend.

If you'd like to know anything else about the card, just leave me a comment. Remember to pin my card for later inspiration too. All the supplies are listed below & available to buy, if you'd like to make your own version.

Now head over to Just Add Ink to see all the fun ways the team used this great sketch & play along with the challenge too. I'll be back soon with more ideas for you to try.

Inky wishes, Di


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Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.
Carried Away paper pack
is a Sale-a-bration (SAB) exclusive. Choose a pack free as your SAB reward with each $90 purchase (exc shipping) during Sale-a-bration. See this Sale-a-bration post for more info.

Aqua Painters
Big Shot


Nikki Spencer said...

Great take on the sketch Di and lovely to see this set in a different colour palette. xx

Patrice said...

Di, your card is fabulous. So bright and fun. You are seriously tempting me with this set - despite having no real need for it. I absolutely love what you've done with the sentiment, and I'm sure the recipient won't think you're calling him a tool - lol well let's hope not. x

Jan said...

Such an awesome guy card, Di! I love that you flipped the sketch around to fit. Such fabulous colours and dimension and I love your hand made sentiment- so cool and I'm sure will bring the smile that you intended. xx

KimB said...

Love it Di! Love how you used the screwdriver to underline that fab, fun and funny sentiment. I'm sure it and the rest of this masterpiece will be appreciated! xxx

Kelly Kent said...

Wow Di - this card is just amazing! You've sold me on that stamp set. I need to have it (so I can CASE this card!). Kelly x

Karen D. said...

very fun card...