Paper Therapy Challenge #8 - It's a Guy Thing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hello and welcome to another Paper Therapy challenge! If you are not familiar with Paper Therapy, it's an online forum for card makers and scrapbookers to share their work, chat about crafting and life in general. There are also swaps and challenges too! Every Monday there is a new challenge posted in the forum HERE. You have until the following Saturday night to upload your project based on that week's challenge. The first challenge of every month will receive a prize and a blinkie. We would love to have you play along! It's a very fun community of crafters!

This week you must create a project for a guy (child or adult). I am a girly girl and love making cards with flowers and cutesy stuff, so sometimes it IS quite a challenge to come up with a card for a guy. I have recently done some dry embossing because I finally got the right plates to use my Cuttlebug folders in my Spellbinders Wizard. So I wanted to play with the Tiny Mosaic folder. I love how much texture that embossing brings to cards. Makes it so interesting, in my opinion. Ok, so here's what I did on this. I stamped a large background stamp on a piece of vanilla cs with distress ink. It is kind of a blurry/abstract stamp, and with the ink, it just kinda looked like a mess, lol! After that, I embossed it. Then I took an ink applicator and applied cool caribbean ink and the distress ink in random places, while still letting the vanilla cardstock show through in some areas. Very fun technique! I really liked doing this. Very easy, and the possibilities are endless with multiple colors, different embossing folders, etc! For the sentiment on the oval nestie, I used the ink applicator to add just a little color on the inside edge of the embossed oval. Also added a touch of the chocolate chip ink on the outer edge of the oval. It's a simple design, but can be adapted for any occasion or recipient. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Stamp: Stampin' Up - Eat Cake
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, (other is unknown)
Ink: SU Cool Carribean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye, SU Chocolate Chip
Other: Nesties Classic Ovals Large, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Tiny Mosaic, Ink Applicator, SU Corner Rounder, SU - Twine


  1. that's really cool! love the sponged embossed background :)

  2. Love all of the colors on this Nicki. It looks so rustic and I love how you can still catch some of the cream of the cardstock!

  3. I love love love what you did with the background on this card! I love the colors. Great job!!

  4. Totally loving the texture you made with the embossing folder! The inks you used were sooo genius!! This is a terrific card for a guy! The simple design works sooo well with the texture!

  5. Nicki -this card is wonderful! I love the texture and colors used here. The fact that it is simple makes it perfect. Great Job!!

  6. Nicki, great masculine card. I love the distressed inks!

  7. I love the texture and the colors on here! Fantastic card!

  8. I like what you did with this card. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nicki this card is awesome. I love how you used 2 colors on the embossed area!


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